Good Rain Chances Continue…Some Strong Storms… – Wednesday Afternoon Forecast 4:40pm

Good Wednesday afternoon to you! We dealt with a nice rain event across many west and central Alabama towns. As of 4:40pm, rain is still falling in extreme west Alabama, but that will gradually end over the next couple of hours. Earlier today, there were a few flash flooding issues under the heavier storms; in-fact, there was a flash flood warning at one point for Jefferson and Shelby County. Some isolated flash flooding issues occurred over parts of west Alabama. While most spots got rain today, some spots stayed dry. If you didn’t get the rain as of yet, there’s still a chance of scattered storms at any point this evening and tonight. The risk of rain is lower for the rest of the evening, due to the heavy coverage of storms earlier today. The atmosphere is a little more stable across central and west Alabama, with many spots in the 70s at this hour.

An upper level low has moved into the southeastern US, and that is bringing lift to our area. With cooler temperatures above the surface and very moist air at the surface, the risk of rain will remain high until this system weakens and moves out late in the weekend. While the best chance of rain will occur between lunch and 10pm Thursday through Saturday, rain is possible during the overnight hours and morning hours. Keep the rain gear handy… Storms won’t last that long in your area, so this will not be an all day or all night type of rain event. Rain may fall at your house for an hour, and then move on. There is a risk of a few severe storms through Saturday, but the risk should remain isolated. Damaging winds is the primary concern with the storms. Other threats include isolated flash flooding and intense cloud to ground lightning.

Temperatures will remain a little cooler over the next few days due to the extra cloud cover and storms. We can expect a mixture of clouds and sun through Saturday, with highs between 88 and 91 degrees. Once rain moves into your area, look for a nice cool-down for the rest of the evening. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 70s each night through next week.

The upper level low will weaken and lift out on Sunday and Monday. Expext rain chances to drop into the 30% range on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The heat will gradually build back into the area, with highs in the lower to middle 90s. Skies will become mostly sunny late in the weekend and early next week. Storm rain totals will reach 2″ – 5″ between today and Sunday (This includes what fell this morning and early afternoon).

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Stong to Severe Storms…Lots of Rain Ahead! – Wednesday Update 12pm

Good Wednesday midday to you! As of 12pm, numerous showers and storms are developing along and west of I-65. Most spots will get a heavy thunderstorm between now and 10pm tonight. The risk of rain is high today. Some storms could reach severe limits, with the main threat in the form of damaging winds. The storms are producing very heavy rain and intense cloud to ground lightning. Go indoors when you hear thunder! Heavy rain is another concern due to the deep layer of tropical air over Alabama. Big flash flooding issues have been reported in Jefferson and Shelby County, where as much as 4 inches of rain fell in an hour or two. The storms in east Tuscaloosa County and Bibb County are moving west, so look for the coverage of storms to increase in areas such as Tuscaloosa and Greensboro. Storms over Pickens, Greene and Sumter County are moving southeast. The bottom line is there’s a good chance of storms in your area for the rest of the day.

Rain chances will remain very high through the weekend, so if you don’t get rain today, you stand a good chance of getting rain at any point over the next few days. The best chance of rain through the weekend will happen during the midday to afternoon to evening hours, but a few storms are possible at night and in the moring as well. Keep the rain gear handy. The upper level low moving into our area now will continue to enhance the rain chances each day through Saturday.

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Big Storms on Radar…More Storms Likely In The Days Ahead… – Wednesday Morning Update 9:45am

Good Wednesday morning! As of 9:45am, strong storms have developed on radar over much of central Alabama. These storms are moving south at a slow rate of 10 to 25mph. If the sun is out at your house and there’s no sign of rain just yet, that will likely change later this morning or this afternoon. The risk of scattered to numerous storms is high today. The risk of severe weather is fairly low, but I can’t rule out a couple of severe thunderstorm warnings. Damaging winds will be the primary concern with any severe storms today. Non severe threats include lightning… If you’re outdoors when a storm moves into your area, go inside quickly. Lightning is a weather killer, and the lightning today will be very intense. An upper level low just east of Alabama is moving our way. The lift ahead of the upper level low will keep the good rain chances here at any point over the next several days. Rain is possible at times during the overnight hours, but the best chance of rain will happen during the late morning and into the late evening hours.

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will continue to develop at times through this evening. Most spots will get a good soaking rain at some point, but storms won’t last all day. Look for an hour or so worth of rain, then dry weather for a while after the storm passes. The good rain chance will continue through Sunday, with most spots picking up over 2 inches between now and Sunday. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to lower 90s over the next few days, as clouds increase and storms develop. Temperatures will have a hard time reaching the 90s due to the mix of sun and clouds and storms in the area. Once a big storm moves over your area or nearby, look for temperatures to cool off nicely. Keep the rain gear handy through the weekend.

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Big Storms on Radar…Lots of Rain Ahead… – Wednesday Morning Forecast 9:45am

 

 

 

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