Heavy Rain, Flooding Issues, Severe Weather… Thursday Update 11:20am

We’re getting reports of street flooding in some areas, so take it easy on the roads. If you have to drive, don’t cross flooded roads! You never know what’s under the layer of water or how deep it is. Trust me, I’ve been there before and nearly flooded my truck. Some roads and creeks will flood this morning and early afternoon, but the main issues will be minor.

The batch of heavy rain is slowly moving east, and rain has ended for parts of southwest Alabama. The severe weather threat is also moving east and has now passed east of Marengo, Hale, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson County. There is still a low threat through the early afternoon for areas east of Centreville, and Marion. The main activity is moving into the Montgomery area, where a small spin up tornado or damaging wind gust is still possible. There’s a tornado watch until 5pm for much of central Alabama, but that watch will be trimmed east as the line moves east. Instability levels remain far too low for any major issues today in our area.

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Severe Weather Threat is Moving East… Thursday Update 11am

Here’s the latest radar look. Anywhere west of that white line, the threat of severe weather is over. To the east, there’s still a tornado watch until 5pm this afternoon, but the threat will continue to shift east through the morning and early afternoon and should be east of Interstate 65 by 2pm. There’s plenty of wind shear in the area to spin up weak tornadoes, but instability is lacking. This will keep the updrafts weak and prevent numerous tornadoes from developing. There could be a quick spin up tornado east of a line from Thomaston to Greensboro to Centreville. If you live along Interstate 20/59, just expect rain and some thunder. There will be no issues with severe weather in that area. The main concern is shifting into the Montgomery area now. 

Much of the area will continue to deal with moderate to heavy rain for the next couple of hours, but the back edge of the rain is moving into Marengo and Sumter Counties now. Look for storm totals to reach 1 to 3 inches in many spots, which will cause some minor river and creek flooding issues.

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New Tornado Watch Until 5 p.m. – Thursday 10 a.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 18 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 26 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA               BIBB                  CHILTON             
COOSA                 DALLAS                ELMORE              
LOWNDES               MONTGOMERY            PERRY               
SHELBY                ST. CLAIR             TALLADEGA           

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CALHOUN               CHAMBERS              CLAY                
CLEBURNE              LEE                   MACON               
RANDOLPH              RUSSELL               TALLAPOOSA          

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR               BULLOCK               PIKE                

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

HALE                  MARENGO              

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…ALEXANDER CITY…
ANNISTON…ASHLAND…AUBURN…BRENT…CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…
COLUMBIANA…DEMOPOLIS…EUFAULA…FORT DEPOSIT…GREENSBORO…
HEFLIN…JACKSONVILLE…LANETT…LINDEN…LINEVILLE…
LOWNDESBORO…MARION…MILLBROOK…MONTGOMERY…MOODY…
MOUNDVILLE…OPELIKA…PELHAM…PELL CITY…PHENIX CITY…
PRATTVILLE…ROANOKE…ROCKFORD…SELMA…SYLACAUGA…TALLADEGA…
TROY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…UNIONTOWN…
VALLEY AND WETUMPKA.

Lots of Rain… Thursday Update 8:50am Update

Good morning! Much of the area is dealing with a batch of moderate to heavy rain this morning, which is great news. The rain will keep the airmass stable through the rest of the day; in-fact, there’s no surface based CAPE anywhere in central or west Alabama. You have to go to the coast, where there’s a little instability. There’s a tornado watch for southwest Alabama, but it does not include any of our counties. Any severe weather threat today should stay along and south of HWY 80, where there could still be a small spin up tornado over Marengo County. We’ll watch the radar close through this afternoon, but it sure looks like there will be little to no issues up our way.

Rain totals will approach 1 to 3 inches in many spots today. This will be a soaking rain, with some flooding issues in spots. The rain will end later this evening, and cooler air will take over for the weekend.

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