Rainy Periods Aren't Quite Finished Yet

We aren't finished with the rainy periods, though some relief is get closer.

Posted: Aug 9, 2018 4:17 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 10:28 PM

Widespread rain has shifted east of the Tennessee Valley into Georgia Thursday afternoon and evening. The biggest part of our rain is finished for the day, but that doesn't mean a few showers are out of the question. Any showers that develop can be on the heavy side, but very few of us, if any, will have more rain through at least 8-9 PM.

An abundance of moisture streaming toward Alabama from Texas and Louisiana is still wide open. Occasional heavy showers are possible after 9 PM tonight continuing through about 4-5 AM. After a break on Friday morning, more rain will form after about 2 PM. In short, it's more of the same: periods of rain with occasional dry breaks; when the rain falls, it can be heavy; be careful driving when heavy rain is falling as roads can slippery with localized street flooding and reduced visibility; keep the rain gear close as you may need it as new areas of rain develop over the top of us.

Some new data indicates a break from the rain with lingering showers on Saturday, though a small increase in the scattered showers can happen on Sunday and Monday before more prolonged drying happens on Tuesday.

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