August 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Many of us are getting a good soaking rain this evening. There are some pretty healthy thunderstorms over Sumter County, but so far, they are just below severe limits. The rain has started in Tuscaloosa and Northport this evening and is becoming heavier. All of the rain is moving from north to south. There is a bit of lightning involved, so go indoors when you hear thunder. Some places are getting over 2 inches of rain in the heavier thunderstorms. Many spots west of I-65 will pick up half an inch of rain or more.
This rain will continue for many folks in west Alabama through much of the evening and early tonight. We’re in a setup where storms could move in at any time, so be aware that thunderstorms can develop quickly. The severe weather threat is low, but some storms may grow strong to severe.
We will remain in the pattern of on and off thunderstorms through the weekend and early next week, as rain chances stay high. It won’t be an all day rain, but if you have outdoor plans over the weekend, keep the radar handy.
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott