Severe Weather Update – 1pm Monday #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday early afternoon! At 1pm, a large batch of heavy rain and intense storms continue to slowly slide eastward across central Alabama. Areas from Demopolis to Marion to Clanton to Rockford to Lineville are dealing with the most intense storms and heavy rain, but these storms are not classified as severe. Some flooding has developed under the most intense storms, with reports of several roads submerged during the peak of the rainfall. There is a temporary break in the rain over portions of west and northwest Alabama.

The initial batch of storms will continue to track east across Alabama this afternoon, but a second line of heavy rain and storms will move into west Alabama later this afternoon and into the early evening, especially after 3pm. There is a tornado watch for Sumter and Marengo County until 8pm. These storms will be capable of producing hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Given the amount of rain south of our area and developing over south Mississippi, the best instability should remain to the south of HWY 80 or south of Demopolis, Selma and Montgomery. This is where there is a higher chance of isolated tornadoes. To the north of that, including the rest of west and central Alabama, there is a risk of strong to severe storms, but the tornado threat is much lower to the north of I-20. If you live anywhere in west and central Alabama, remain alert into this evening incase a severe storm moves into your area. The risk should come to an end over west and central Alabama between 8pm and 10pm, then far east Alabama between 10pm and 1am.

Be alert today and into early tonight, as the risk continues for our area. If we get a tornado warning, you can join us live on TV, or you could go to wvua23.com, find the weather tab and click live severe weather coverage option.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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