But not totally so. We still need to keep watch.
Within the last two hours, big, mean thunderstorms have diminished somewhat in Alabama but they have not all gone away in the night.
Scattered strong storms continue over West Alabama from the west edge of Jefferson County across the north edge of Tuscaloosa County…then across Fayette and North Lamar County and finally to about Hamilton in Northwest Alabama’s Marion County.
Moving NW. No formal warnings at this time. Last Severe Thunderstorm Warning was at 6:33 pm.
Lightning detection equipment shows a mark decrease in lightning in the last few hours. This includes areas near the coast where lightning was extremely frequent earlier. There is still some strokes along the coast and offshore but not nearly as frequent as before.
We will stay on watch overnight. Also, there is a good chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. It is our better day to get some beneficial rain over a wider part of the state.
We do not plan to run out of coffee overnight and we will get a bit of rest if the dtorms will permit.
We will have some rain amounts around 1 am to 1:30 am but we feel sure Mobile has been soaked with more than six inches by now! Much of that was dumped onthe city this afternoon and there was serious flash flooding.