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Rain and storms continue through Wednesday

Isolated flash flooding likely early this week
Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 5:04 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Rain chances will remain elevated as we head into the first full week of October. Interestingly enough, the tenth month of the year is statically the driest month of the year for Montgomery, but that won’t be the case as we head into an overall wet pattern - that is thanks to a stalled out frontal boundary just to our west, allowing rain chances to linger for the next few days. While it won’t rain the entire day for any one particular town, there will certainly be plenty of wet weather.

Right now, not everyone is seeing rain. For those of you who are dealing with showers, a few storms have set up shop... they are providing localized heavy rain, a bit of lightning and some deep rumbles of thunder. Because of this, flash flooding has already occurred in some spots and more isolated flooding could develop at any point from now through Wednesday evening.

It’s impossible to say where exactly the heaviest rain will fall, but just about everyone in central/south Alabama is under the risk for flash flooding. Widespread rain totals of 1-3″ are expected, but some areas will see 4-5″ by late Wednesday.

Again, it won’t rain every single minute during this stretch, but it will definitely rain a good amount. The rain will fall in intervals - dry for a while, then rainy for a while.

Due to the rain and clouds expected, afternoon high temperatures will only reach the upper 70s and perhaps a few lower 80s. Lows will stay in the middle and upper 60s through Thursday night due to plenty of moisture in place.

The end of the week is looking much better. We will see plenty of sunshine for Friday and the upcoming weekend as high pressure moves back into the Southeast.

We will continue to watch a good helping of rain in the forecast through Wednesday, but we...
We will continue to watch a good helping of rain in the forecast through Wednesday, but we trend drier Thursday and see sunshine by Friday!(WSFA 12 News)

That will allow temperatures to warm up into the 80s. It will also be less humid, which will allow overnight lows to fall down into the lower 60s.

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