FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Widespread showers throughout Friday

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Widespread showers throughout Friday

(WAFF) - Skies are cloudy this morning, and temperatures are generally in the mid 60s. A cluster of strong storms is ongoing across south AL this morning. Those storms should block some of the moisture along the Gulf coast from making it this far north.

That should help limit the intensity of any rain across the Valley this morning. Widespread showers are still expected through the day, but overall rain totals may end up being a bit lower across the Valley than it was looking like yesterday.

Rain should become more widespread by the mid/late morning, and scattered t-storms are possible this afternoon. While the threat for severe weather stays low, some storms will be strong, producing gusty winds and locally heavy rain.

The rain should end from west to east over the course of this evening and tonight. Most areas will see around 1" of rain, but locally higher/lower totals are possible. We should be dry for Saturday morning with a mix of sun and clouds expected through the day.

Clouds should diminish late Saturday as highs push into the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the northwest at 5-15 mph. Skies should be clear overnight, and lows will fall into the mid/upper 50s. Skies will be mostly sunny on Sunday and highs should be back into the lower 80s.

We'll be getting warmer as we start the next work week.  Sunny skies continue for Monday with highs into the mid 80s. Upper 80s are expected for the middle of the week along with an increase in humidity.

Even if afternoon temperatures don't quite make it to 90°…the heat index will.  Isolated storms may pop up towards the middle of next week, but the chance for rain in any one spot should remain low.