We continue to have rain and thunderstorms with heavy downpours across the eastern, southeastern, and southern parts of Central Alabama as we have crossed over into the early afternoon hours on this gray and damp Friday. While there are a few isolated to scattered showers in the western half of the area, much is dry at this point.
The most intense storms are located over parts of Coosa, Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Macon counties which are putting down some very heavy rain, gusty winds, and plenty of dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Macon and Tallapoosa counties was allowed to expire at 1:15 pm. A Flash Flood Warning was allowed to expire for parts of Calhoun County at 1:15 pm as rainfall has decreased substantially and has ended in the extreme southern parts of the county. Unfortunately, this activity is barely moving at all.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE REST OF THE DAY
We’ll continue to have mostly cloudy skies across Central Alabama with rain and thunderstorms continuing to be likely south and east of the I-59 corridor, while a few isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible north and east of I-59. Rainfall could be heavy as precipitable water values are in the 1.75-2.25 inches range across the area with the highest values along and just south of the I-59 corridor. Highs are expected to be in the lower to mid-90s across the area but maybe held back with all of the rainfall and cloud cover.
RAIN CHANCES CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS
Rain chances will continue to be elevated in the southern parts of the area especially south and east of the I-59 corridor. North of that, a few scattered showers and storms may be possible, but skies will be mostly cloudy for most. Lows will be in the lower to mid-70s.
WET AT TIMES ON SATURDAY
Skies will be mostly cloudy throughout the day with scattered to numerous showers and storms likely. Highest activity will occur between noon and midnight, but we can’t rule out a few storms before or after that time frame. Afternoon highs will be held back into the upper 80s to the lower 90s across the area due to the increased rainfall and cloud cover.
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