River Flood Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM AL HAS ISSUED A
FLOOD WARNING FOR THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT BEVILL LOCK AND DAM.

* FROM TUESDAY EVENING TO LATE SATURDAY NIGHT…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 6:00 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 111.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 122.0 FEET.
* FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE TUESDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 126.8 FEET BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY LATE SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT…AT 128.0 FEET…CATTLE IN THE AREA SHOULD BE MOVED TO HIGHER GROUND. FLOODING OF SOME CABINS AND CAMPS ALONG THE RIVER CAN BE EXPECTED

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Monday Afternoon Discussion 4:15 PM

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for our area and this will be in place for late tonight and through tomorrow. Rain amounts could exceed the two inch mark over the next 24 hours. The heavy rain will be sparked by an area of low pressure and associated cold front. At this time rain is entering our coverage area and we will deal with occasional rain overnight. The wet weather will be heavy at times, with a few rumbles of thunder. Temperatures have been quite interesting across the region, with areas like Montgomery now in the mid 60s, to mid 40s over central Mississippi. Freezing rain is currently impacting places like Jonesboro and the north metro Memphis.

We will warm into the 60s by tomorrow afternoon and there could be a couple of strong to severe storms in the vicinity, especially in areas southeast of Tuscaloosa. The Storm Prediction Center continues to highlight a slight risk for severe weather in areas south of Tuscaloosa.

The heavy rain will taper off early Wednesday, with some afternoon clearing. Highs will be in the 50s, with lows in the 40s. We will drop into the 30s by Thursday morning, with a cool and sunny day on tap. The clouds will return on Friday in advance of another approaching cold front. The cold front may bring a few showers on Saturday, with clearing on Sunday. Moisture may begin to overrun the state on Monday and this will bring some clouds, although for now I’m keeping the forecast dry. Be sure to join us tonight for more details!

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist