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James Spann: Higher rain chances ahead for Alabama

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Look for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms Tuesday.
RADAR CHECK: We have scattered showers mainly over the western half of Alabama this afternoon, moving northward. Away from the showers we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the 80s. We will maintain the chance of a few passing showers tonight, mostly over the western counties.

Moisture levels will rise across Alabama and the Deep South in coming days, meaning rain coverage will increase daily. Look for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms Tuesday with a high in the low 80s. Wednesday and Thursday look pretty wet, with occasional rain and some thunder as well as the remnant circulation of Tropical Storm Nicholas moves into west Mississippi; temperatures will likely remain in the 70s both days because of clouds and rain.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Deep moisture will remain across Alabama, so the sky will be occasionally cloudy Friday through Sunday with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms each day. The chance of any one spot getting wet is 60-70% Friday and 50-60% over the weekend. Highs will be mostly in the low 80s.

NEXT WEEK: Moist air means some risk of at least scattered showers and thunderstorms daily with highs in the low to mid 80s.

TROPICAL STORM NICHOLAS: Nicholas has winds of 60 mph, and the center is about 70 miles south/southeast of Port Aransas, Texas. Landfall will come tonight along the middle Texas coast.

Heavy rainfall will affect portions of the Texas and Louisiana coasts through the middle of the week. Significant rainfall amounts are possible (6-10 inches),…
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