Rain At Times Through Wednesday

Radar Check: Widespread rain continues to slowly expand and move eastward across Alabama this morning as a strong surface low stalls along the Gulf Coast.

Wet Days Ahead: The remnants of Patricia is responsible for the strong surface low along the Gulf Coast states and is pushing a large rain shield into Alabama. The rain will be heavy at times and there won’t be many breaks in between. We can expect a significant rain event through Wednesday as the low slowly but surely tracks off to the northeast. No storms, no severe weather, just a steady rain. Expect rainfall totals of 1–3 inches for North/Central Alabama with heavier amounts up to 5 inches down on the coast as suggested by the GFS.

I do note SPC has outlooked a “marginal risk” for parts of the Gulf Coast through tonight. A few storms could be strong enough to spin up a small tornado or two, but even there the severe weather threat is minimal.

Halloween Weather: Unfortunately, another system will bring rain back to the state over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday and this looks to be another significant rain event with amounts likely averaging over 1 inch. This system also looks to have the potential to bring some thunderstorms to our state both days so I will watch this closely in coming days. I hate to bring the bad news for the trick or treaters and everyone who has outdoor plans this weekend.

I hope everyone has a great day and God bless!

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