Model data beginning to take the best energy with the Thursday system just to our south and east. This will put the heaviest band of rain from Birmingham to Atlanta. This would actually be good news for areas of SE Alabama and SW Georgia who are still in a drought.
Latest Drought Monitor for the Southeast.
Regardless of where the heavy rain sets up most areas of North Alabama will begin to see some light to moderate rain showers by 10am Thursday.
Below are three model comparisons for forecast rainfall totals between 8am Thursday and 3pm Thursday. Averaging the models it looks like the best chance for a .75" to 1.00" rainfall will be over east Alabama and into parts of central Georgia.
The NAM (North American Mesoscale)
The GFS (Global Forecast System)
The RPM (Rapid Precision Model)
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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