The line of showers has now passed the I-59 corridor and continues to slowly move eastward, with some showers lingering behind that. At this point, the heavier rain is falling over the northeastern parts of Central Alabama especially over and around Cedar Bluff, Center, Piedmont, and Jacksonville. The rest of the rainfall is light to near moderate.
No watches or warnings in effect for anywhere in Central Alabama, or in the southeastern US at this point.
Just a quick update on our weather situation at 6:30 pm…
A storm system will move through Central Alabama overnight. There is a small threat of severe weather associated with this system. The main threat will be damaging winds and a brief tornado is also possible. The threat area is east of a line from Centre to Alabaster to Demopolis. The threat is over for the evening if your location is west of that line. The severe threat winds down by 11:00 pm.
The main instability is really being pushed and contained in the southern parts of Central Alabama and down into South Alabama. North of that top red line of 500 J/kg CAPE, the air is stable and no severe weather is expected.
There is still a good deal of shear present over much of the area and where that is heading into the higher instability values is where the potential for isolated damaging winds and a brief tornado or two are possible… east of a line from Center to Alabaster to Demopolis, with the higher threat in the south and southeast.