1pm Thursday Radar Update: Very Heavy Rain & Storms Continue #alwx @wvua23
January 19, 2017 Leave a comment
At 1pm, we have a large cluster of heavy rain and storms slowly progressing east across western Alabama. The leading edge of the rain is just now reaching I-65. We’re carefully watching storms slowly grow stronger in a line from Butler to Eutaw to Reform to Fayette, and we’re watching a few cells over Dallas and Perry County. The individual storms are moving northeast, but the mass of rain and storms is progressing eastward with time. These storms will dump a lot of rain in a short amount of time, so there could be some localized flooding this afternoon and into the evening hours, as the heavy rain mass inches eastward across Alabama.
The risk of severe weather is low, but we will be keep an eye on radar through the afternoon and evening incase a storm manages to become severe. I can’t rule out an isolated area of strong gusty winds or perhaps a quick spin-up tornado. We could easily go through the afternoon with no damaging wind or tornado reports, but it’s a marginal setup, meaning a non-zero chance… There are no current watches or warnings across the state as of 1pm, so lets hope that trend continues.
The mass of heavy rain and storms will gradually end from west to east during the evening and early overnight hours.
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