Heavy Rain, Strong to Severe Storms Tonight – Early Monday – 9pm Sunday Update #alwx @wvua23
April 2, 2017 Leave a comment
Good Sunday evening! At 9pm, very heavy rain developing over most of central Mississippi and northwest Alabama will gradually spread in from the west overnight. There could be some flooding issues for areas along and northwest of I-59 between 10pm and sunrise tomorrow morning. The main severe weather risk late tonight into early Monday morning will include areas along and to the south of I-20, where damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and very heavy rain will remain possible. Keep in mind, there is a risk of damaging winds to the north of I-20, but if you are north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, the risk is a bit lower compared to areas south of those cities.
The time frame will begin with the risk of strong to severe storms in west Alabama just after midnight tonight, then ending for areas west of I-65 by 9am Monday morning. This large cluster of rain and storms will be very slow to progress across our area, so flooding may become a risk overnight into early Monday morning. Areas east of I-65 and especially south of I-20 will deal with a risk of hail, isolated tornadoes and damaging winds early Monday into the midday hours, beginning around 7am, ending by 11am for east Alabama.
We’ll watch radar trends carefully overnight!