J-P: Wet, cold weather expected to stay

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Rainfall totals have ranged between 1.5 and 3 inches as forecast. We’ll likely see another inch of rainfall by tomorrow at noon.

For tonight, the rain keeps coming down with overnight lows around 39 degrees. Temperatures will remain above freezing. However, be careful on area roads. There are a few reports of flooding in Blount County.

Expect widespread rainfall through Sunday morning. The rain chances should decrease a bit during the afternoon and evening with off and on showers expected along with thick clouds. The best chances for rain are before 12 p.m.

This rain is the result of low pressure just to our south. This low pressure will continue to track east and strengthen. Expect widespread heavy snowfall in East Tennessee and the Carolinas. There is a small window of opportunity for a brief period of rain and snow late Sunday into Monday although. There will be no travel issues locally.

Tuesday will be sunny with highs in the 50s. We’ll see dry weather in the forecast until Thursday night and Friday. At least one forecast model is hinting at another chance for a few snow showers on Friday. We will monitor closely. Expect updates on our WBRC First Alert Weather app.

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