Rainy weather won't change until late this week

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Heavy rain and came roaring in with damaging winds on Saturday. Now we've locked into a pattern that will favor rainy periods through Thursday morning. We're getting the rain, but this time it's without the damaging wind gusts and the tornado threat. The rain can fall heavily at times. After Saturday's heavy rain, more heavy rain is going to increase the threat of flash flooding.

Rivers are also rising. Flood Warnings are in effect for the Pearl River at Burnside Park near Philadelphia, the Tombigbee River at Demopolis, the Tombigbee River at Gainesville, the Tombigbee River near Coffeeville, and the Noxubee River at Macon. For more information on these flood warnings around our area visit WTOK.com.

Expect rain this evening. Rain can fall heavily at times. Occasional dry breaks are possible. Temperatures will hold steady in the lower 60s. Rain will gradually fade between 8 PM and 10 PM. That break will last until 3 AM to 6 AM when rain will increase again. Expect areas of rain, some of it heavy, for the morning drive. Temperatures will warm through the 60s and toward 70 degrees as heavy rain increases further through 9 AM and noon. That heavy rain can occasionally come with thunder. Breaks from the rain will increase after 3 PM, but that doesn't mean the rain will end completely.

Rain will break for much of Wednesday, but more rain Wednesday night and Thursday morning will accompany a cold front through East Mississippi and West Alabama. That cold front will leave us with a cooler but gray Friday before stronger cold front arrives on Saturday. It will bring more rain with it. Sunday will be the second half of the weekend as the sun will come out and temperatures will be closer to normal.