Radar check as of 6:14 am this morning shows that nearly everyone in the western half of North and Central Alabama is getting light to moderate rain, and this batch will continue to push northeastward through the morning. Another round of rain and storms will push through the area during the afternoon hours that could contain strong to severe storms.
Nearly the entire state is under a risk for severe storms during the afternoon and evening hours, with the potential for brief tornadoes and damaging winds up to 60 mph. A slight risk is up for locations along and south of a line from Demopolis to Gardendale to Auburn, while the rest of North and Central Alabama is under a marginal risk except for the extreme northwest corner. For now, the main window for the threat of severe weather will be from 1pm until around 8pm this evening. Highs in the lower 60s to the lower 70s.
A flood watch continues until 6pm this evening for nearly all counties in Central Alabama except for the 4 counties in the extreme southeastern parts of the area.
After the cold front associated with today’s action moves out of the area, Sunday will be a much cooler day. Some light rain may be possible over the northern-half of the area from the backside of the low, but expect skies to be mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s to the mid 50s.
The good news is that the work week ahead looks to be dry with close to normal highs. Monday will feature mostly sunny skies with highs in the 50s. We go warmer on Tuesday with sunny skies and highs in the upper 50s to the lower 60s. A trough will be working its way eastward just to our north that will briefly knock our highs back in the lower 50s to the mid 60s on Wednesday, but we’ll continue to be dry with mostly sunny skies. Thursday will be sunny with highs in the mid 50s to the lower 60s. And it will be a little bit warmer to end the forecast period on Friday, as highs make it into the upper 50s to the mid 60s underneath mostly sunny skies.
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