Radar Update/Forecast Thoughts…2pm Wednesday Update
July 11, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Wednesday afternoon to you! Much of west Alabama continues to get a soaking rain as of 2pm, nearly all rain across Alabama is west of I-65 for now, but I expect east Alabama to get in on the rain later this afternoon and evening. The storms are below severe limits, and I expect most storms to remain below severe limits. There is a small chance of a damaging wind gust here or there, but that threat should remain pretty isolated. We are dealing with a beneficial rain across much of the area and we need it!
Showers and storms are moving east northeast at 20 mph, so they are slow movers. Expect it to pour across much of west and central Alabama, but the rain will not be a non-stop type of rain. Look for an hour or so worth of rain, then a break in the activity. There is a chance of several rounds of rain through this evening, so if you have any outdoor events planned, you may have to bring them inside or cancel. As of 2pm, rain is falling moderate to heavy over much of Walker, Fayette, Lamar, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Marengo and Sumter County. There’s another batch of light to moderate rain over east Mississippi and parts of southwest Alabama. This batch of rain will likely continue to the northeast through the evening. Look for average rain amounts in the 0.25” to 1 inch range this afternoon and evening.
With a good lifting mechanism over us now, the risk of rain will continue on and off through tonight and on Thursday. Rain is possible, even with the loss of afternoon heating. As rain moves through your area, look for temperatures to cool off nicely thorough the evening hours.
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