As of 7:38 pm, we continue to have strong storms affecting a good portion of the southern half of Central Alabama along with some strong storms moving into the extreme northwestern parts of North Alabama. The stronger storms remain capable of producing copious amounts of lightning, heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and small hail.
While the overall severe weather threat remains Marginal at best, we may see a storm or two go severe due to downburst winds from collapsing storms or for large hail reaching 1-inch in diameter (quarter size).
The activity across Central Alabama is generally moving to the east-northeast, but the storms in the northwestern parts of North Alabama are moving to the east-southeast.
A Flood Advisory was just issued until 9:30 pm tonight for portions of Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Calhoun, and Talladega counties. Radar was indicating heavy rain due to thunderstorms which may cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain has fallen.
We’ll continue with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms at least through the late local news with everything tapering off after midnight.