A line of strong thunderstorms is slowing down and weakening as it tries to push across Mississippi tonight.
Despite the overall weakening trend, the storms on the southern end have intensified. The storm that is at the end of the line, the “tail end Charlie”, has become severe and now has two severe thunderstorm warnings and a tornado warning. It is located just north of Greenwood. The potentially tornadic part will pass near or north of Grenada.
A tornado watch remains in effect for the northern third of Mississippi and it remains to be seen if one will be issued soon for Central Mississippi.
It remains to be seen whether the storms will make it into Alabama later tonight. They could move into northwestern Alabama before falling completely apart. The cap is strengthening over Alabama tonight, despite decent instability that remains in place. This means that the storms should continue to weaken overnight. But as always, we will be watching to make sure that happens.
Showers and storms will likely fire again tomorrow, probably over eastern Alabama in the afternoon. A couple of the storms could be strong, but the best chance for severe weather till be to the north, from Tennessee northward.
Storms continue to slowly build southwestward this evening over Northeast Alabama into more unstable air to the southwest, aided by a cold pool of air aloft that is edging in from Georgia.
The storm over Marshall County has gotten quite strong with torrential rain, the possibility of small hail and strong gusty winds. It is not severe, however.
It is building back into northeastern Blount County, near Snead and Susan Moore. It will push south and southeast into Etowah County, as well as eastern Blount and across much of St. Clair County. Be alert to any flooding that develops, especially given all of the extreme rains that occurred on Saturday.
Other storms have grown quickly over St. Clair County between Ashville and Springville.
Strong storms have moved out of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties, pushing into Clay and Randolph Counties. They are not severe, but also have lot of torrential rain, lightning and even the possibility of some small hail.
Strong storms continue over Northeast Alabama at this hour.
They are over Jackson and DeKalb Counties, down through Cherokee County, into Calhoun and Cleburne Counties.
Another strong storm has formed southwest of Gadsden in Etowah County.
The storms are not severe, but have plenty of lightning, torrential rains and gusty winds.
The storms are moving southeast, but the activity is trying to redevelop southwestward along the leading edge of a pool of cold air aloft that is spreading out like a big blob from the storm complex over Georgia.
The flash flood watch continues for Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne and Randolph Counties till 7:00 PM CDT for the heavy rainfall.