Heavy Thunderstorms Causing Some Flash Flood Issues In North Alabama

As of 8:10 am, heavier rain and thunderstorms continue to move across the Tennessee Valley region of North Alabama with some locations already receiving nearly 2.00 inches of rain this morning. The heaviest activity stretches from Ider and Scottsboro, to the west back to Huntsville and Athens, and continues back to Littleville and Red Bay.

Several Flash Flood Warnings have already been issued for multiple counties in North Alabama through the remaining hours of the morning and into the early afternoon hours…

Parts of Colbert and Lauderdale counties until 10:45 am
Parts of Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, and Morgan counties until 1:30 pm
Parts of Jackson and Madison counties until 2:00 pm

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for nearly all of the North Alabama counties until 1:00 am Wednesday.

At this point, all of the storms are staying below severe limits, but I would recommend staying indoors until these push out of the area as there is a good bit of lightning occurring.

SPC continues a Slight Risk for all of North Alabama and includes the northern parts of Central Alabama down to a line from near Macedonia (Pickens Co.) to Tarrant (Jefferson Co.) to near Fruithurst (Cleburne Co.). A Marginal Risk is up for locations south of that to a line from just north of Livingston (Sumter Co.) to Clanton (Chilton Co.) to just south of Five Points (Chambers Co.).

Damaging winds up to 60 MPH, large hail up to one inch in diameter, and a brief tornado or two are possible in the Slight Risk locations. The threats for the Marginal Risk locations but chances are smaller.

Timing for strong/severe storms this morning for North Alabama will be from now through roughly 10:00 am.

Timing for stronger to severe storms this afternoon and evening will be from around 3:00 pm in the northwestern parts of the risks areas to as late as 11:00 pm for the southeastern parts of the risks areas.

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