FIRST TO ALERT: Tracking rain and storms through the Valley today

FIRST TO ALERT: Tracking rain and storms through the Valley today

(WTVM) - The fog is in place for some this morning but things aren't as bad as yesterday. Rain and storms are marching across MS and AL headed our direction with rain expected to move through later this morning and through the afternoon.

Our eastern AL counties will see rain first around 9/10AM ET with a few stronger storms possible. The highest threat would be damaging wind gusts with lightning and localized flooding following. For folks to the NW of Columbus the tornado risk is low but not zero.

We will dry out a bit on Thursday and Friday, even though clouds and mild temperatures will stick around.  Another front moves in by the weekend, bringing wet weather back to the picture on Saturday and Christmas Eve.

Rain should move out by Sunday night but temperatures will go from the 60s and 70s over the weekend to the 40s and 50s for Christmas day. Temperatures stay on the cool side beyond that.

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