THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Showers moved into western and northwestern Alabama before midnight and have moved across portions of central Alabama so far this morning. Showers will continue to move west to east for the rest of the day, with locations west of I-59 becoming dry by the evening. A chance of showers will linger across eastern and southeastern Alabama during the late night and overnight. Highs will be in the lower 60s to the lower 70s.
The remainder of the lingering shower activity should be out of the state before sunrise on Sunday, but another system will move in and bring rain and a few rumbles of thunder back into the mix for Sunday evening through the late night and overnight. Some rainfall could be heavy at times, but not enough to cause any flooding. Afternoon highs will be in the lower 60s to the lower 70s.
THE WORK WEEK: Showers will move through and out of central Alabama before sunrise Monday morning. Clouds will thin out in coverage somewhat; we’ll be partly cloudy by sunset. Highs will be in the upper 40s to the upper 50s.
We’ll have a good bit of sunshine to start Tuesday, but clouds will begin to build back in late. Rain and some thunder will be possible during the evening and overnight. Highs will be in the lower 50s to the lower 60s.
Wednesday will be cooler with some shower activity lingering through the morning. Clouds will begin to slowly dissipate through the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the mid-40s to the mid-50s.
Thursday will feature plenty of sunshine while temperatures remain slightly below normal. Highs will be in the upper 40s to the mid-50s.
Friday will be a tad warmer as we’ll continue to have plenty of sunshine through much of the day. A few clouds may move in late, but there’s no threat of rain at this point. Highs will be throughout the 50s.
ON THIS DATE IN 1969: The worst tornado on record for western Washington state tracked south of Seattle, traveling five miles from Des Moines to Kent. The tornado, 50 to 200 yards in width, began as a waterspout over Puget Sound. One person was injured and the tornado caused half a million dollars in damage.
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