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Slight rain chances Mother's Day weekend

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A warm and moist flow off the Gulf persists through early in the upcoming week. Since the pattern is more summer-like in nature, each afternoon through that time period we can't rule out showers and storms forming during the heat of the day. We are not forecasting widespread wet weather but spotty in nature activity that may impact some of your outdoor plans. So pack and plan accordingly for possible rain but don't cancel outdoor plans this Mother's Day weekend. What might come in handy is our Fox 6 weather app seeing it allows you to track rain where you live.

The most organized area of rain through the early afternoon hours will continue to the east of the I-59/I-20 corridor. That area of rain looks to slowly disippate later this afternoon. Clouds and showers will hold back highs to the middle 70s across east Alabama.

It's a different story across west Alabama where conditions are dry through the morning hours and sunshine is breaking out. Temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 70s and lower 80s because of the increased amount of solar radiation. A slightly more unstable atmosphere sets up across west Alabama this afternoon too which could result in a second area of shower and storm development. If this scenario plays out then be on guard for a possible strong storm. Locally heavy rainfall, lightning and gusty winds will be possible with any storm that forms.

Central Alabama is on the edge of exiting showers this morning and could see isolated development this afternoon, otherwise it just looks mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s. If you are going to the Jason Aldean concert tonight, it looks mainly rain free but you might want to bring something dry to sit on just in case the seats are damp.

The chance for rain on Mother's Day is slight and so once again, keep an eye to the sky during the afternoon hours because if anything is going to pop, that's the time that it will. We expect more sunshine, resulting in warmer temperatures and highs in the 80s.

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