5:20PM Thursday Radar Update #alwx @wvua23
January 19, 2017 Leave a comment
Good Thursday evening! At 5:30pm, heavy rain continues across much of central Alabama, with a large area of light to moderate rain across west Alabama. Rain will gradually come to an end from west to east overnight; in-fact, rain should be over for all of west and central Alabama by the midnight hour.
At 5:30pm, an intense line of storms from near Gadsden to Pell City to Clanton to Selma are moving east, producing gusty winds and very heavy rain. There is a small chance storms on the leading edge of the line produce gusty winds or perhaps a spin-up tornado, but if the leading edge of the line has passed east of you, there is no longer a risk of anything becoming severe across most of central and all of west Alabama for tonight. Between now and 8pm, there could be an isolated severe storm in the Anniston, Lineville to Rockford areas. After 8pm, rain cooled air will have taken over all of central Alabama for tonight…
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