FIRST ALERT: periods of heavy rain, storms likely Tuesday

More rain this weekend?

FIRST ALERT: periods of heavy rain, storms likely Tuesday
Rounds of heavy rain and storms turn likely Tuesday (Source: WLBT)

We have plenty of moisture to work with today as a warm front lifts into the state, all ahead of our next cold front. This will allow for waves of heavy rain and storms into Wednesday morning. The rain is certainly needed, but we will get a lot in a short period of time which has lead to the need of a Flash Flood Watch for areas along and north of I-20. 2-4″ of rain will be likely in this corridor, with localized higher amounts. Flash flooding will be the main concern in this area through tonight, so be sure to avoid flooded roadways.

Although lingering showers will be possible for the Wednesday morning commute, until the cold front completely clears the area, most of the day will be dry! Temperatures will also be cool and below average behind the front with morning lows starting off in the 40s and afternoon highs only topping out around 70 degrees through Friday!

Something to watch into the weekend will be the disturbance that has a 40% chance of tropical development in the SW Gulf of Mexico within the next 5 days... This could bring us rain into the weekend. As we are still a ways out, we will have to watch trends closely and keep you updated as we get closer.

Another cold front looks to bring scattered showers and storms to the region by the start of next week!

Rachel's Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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