Rain has been sparse in recent days, but that's about to change as we head into the weekend. A stalled cold front to our west will be on the move the next few days, picking up the shower and thunderstorm coverage over the weekend.
Showers will remain spotty today and still fairly scattered in nature tomorrow. The most widespread rain and thunderstorms will push through on Sunday.
Yardwork and ball games should fine Saturday morning with only a 10% chance of rain. Rain chances will increase during the afternoon, but it's still not looking like a washout for your outdoor plans. Sunday will definitely be wetter with showers and storms possible throughout the day until the cold front tapers rain chances off from west to east by the end of the afternoon. It won't rain continuously through the day however.
Here's what 3pm on Saturday is looking like.
Scattered showers and storms are around, but not everyone will get wet.
The cold front we're tracking is beginning to move in Sunday morning. Scattered showers and storms ahead of the front will arrive in NW Alabama late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Here's 6am Sunday:
By 3pm the front will be along the I-65 corridor. Rain will be ending in the Shoals, but showers and storms will continue from the Huntsville metro eastward.
Rain should wrap up entirely in our area Sunday night into Monday morning. We're not anticipating widspread severe weather, but a few strong storms are possible with heavy rain, gusty wind and possibly some hail.
Parched lawns and gardens will be drinking the rain up after a dry end to the month of May. Rain totals could be heavy with 1-2" possible in most areas, but perhaps as much as 3-4" in some localized spots according to Pinpoint Predictor by the time the rain ends by Sunday evening.
WAFF 48 Storm Team