Flooding Rains Continue…. Isolated Tornadoes Possible… 6am Thursday Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 6am, the center of Tropical Storm Cindy is on the extreme western Louisiana coastline and is slowly moving north. We continue to deal with wave after wave of rain. If you look at the radar image above, one wave of heavy rain across central Alabama is slowly moving northeast, with another round developing over southeast Mississippi, also moving northeast. Given the extremely high moisture content today, any showers and storms that move over your area have the potential to produce flash flooding, especially given how saturated the ground is already. Rain amounts range from 1 to 4 inches across most of Alabama so far since yesterday, with additional 1 to 3 inches possible between now and Saturday.

We do note, there is a flash flood watch for all of our west Alabama counties and includes most of central Alabama due to the risk of flash flooding. The counties in yellow south of Tuscaloosa are under a tornado watch until 1pm, where there is a small chance of an isolated spin-up tornado. The risk of an isolated spin-up tornado will expand northward later today, so we’ll be keeping a careful eye on radar trends. Landfalling tropical systems often produce a few weak tornadoes and they can be very hard to warn for, as they pop up and die out within a minute or two. Be alert today and on Friday for the potential of a warning in your area. This isn’t a setup of strong tornadoes. Systems like this typically produce the EF-0 to EF-1 type of tornadoes.

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If a tornado warning is issued for our area, you can watch us live non-stop on WVUA/WUOA or online here: http://wvua23.com/severe-weather-happening-now-live-stream/

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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