The Central Alabama Forecast For Today
The good news is that much of the tropical moisture associated with the remnants of Barry have now exited the area and we can get back to an almost-normal summertime weather pattern. While we are starting off with some clouds over the western parts of the area, we’ll begin to see those clouds drift northward and nearly out of the area leaving most of us with a good bit of sunshine throughout the day. There is a very small risk of a few isolated afternoon showers and storms for locations mainly north and west of the I-59 corridor, but the extreme northwestern corner of the area could see some scattered storms move in from a trailing band associated with Barry. That will roughly be north and west of a line from Sulligent to Brilliant to Double Springs to Addison. Highs will range from the upper 80s to the mid-90s across the area from northwest to southeast.
For tonight, there is a very small risk of an isolated shower or storm lingering into the evening hours for locations mainly north and west of the I-59 corridor, but a disturbance that will be wrapping around the southern circulation of Barry is expected to bring a good chance of showers and storms to the extreme northwestern corner of the area before sunrise. Lows will be in the lower to mid-70s.
Rain Chances Ramp Back Up For Wednesday
A trough along with the disturbance will continue to move through the area throughout the day on Wednesday that will have rain chances elevated roughly for locations north of the I-20 corridor while drier low-level air will keep locations south of that will keep rain chances much lower. We can expect a small risk of isolated to scattered mainly afternoon showers and storms for locations in the south, while scattered to numerous showers and storms can be expected throughout the day in the north. Afternoon highs will be in the mid-80s to the mid-90s from northwest to southeast.
The Latest Advisory On PTC Barry
At 4:00 am this morning, the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Barry was located about 75 miles northeast of Springfield, Missouri, with maximum sustained winds at 15 MPH. Movement was to the northeast at 14 MPH. The forecast shows that the remnants of Barry will continue to slowly weaken and dissipate within the next 72 hours. However, additional rainfall totals of 3-6 inches are expected over southern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, and southwestern Tennessee. Flooding will continue to be an issue across southwest Arkansas today. 1-3 inches of rain can be expected in parts of the Ohio Valley throughout the day and into the night as well.
Flash Flood Watches are in effect from the ARKLATEX eastward through the Lower and Middle Mississippi Valley, with Flash Flood Warnings in effect for portions of southern Arkansas. Flood Warnings are also in effect for portions of southern Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Coastal Flood Advisories are in effect for portions of the Louisiana coast.
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