Flash Flooding Issues in Northwest Alabama at Midday

At 12:10 pm, heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to move over the northwestern parts of the state causing some flash flooding issues. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for portions of Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale counties until 2:15 pm this afternoon. At this point, much of the northern half of North/Central Alabama has rain falling, while showers and thunderstorms are pushing out of the southern half of the area. None of these storms are severe, but a couple is strong with gusty winds.

As of the latest update from the Storm Prediction Center, the Marginal Risk for severe storms has been removed from nearly all of the area with the exception of the far southeastern locations where those showers and storms remain active. It looks like the rain has stabilized our air enough that severe weather is not expected later today; plus, an MCS currently over portions of Missouri and Illinois is expected to dissipate before reaching Alabama this evening. But, I wouldn’t be surprised if we do get a stronger storm or two later this afternoon.

So expect scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms throughout the remainder of the daylight hours with the possibility of one or two of those to become strong with gusty winds. Afternoon highs may make it into the mid-80s to the lower 90s, but rain-cooled air may keep those highs a little cooler in some locations. Activity looks to quickly die off after sunset, but we may have a shower or two lingering around until the late-night hours. More storms may form during the overnight hours and move southward through North/Central Alabama. We may see a strong storm or two with this activity. Lows will be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.

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