Heavy thunderstorms are lifting northeastward across Central Alabama tonight.
The first wave arcs from southeast of Tuscaloosa to west of Clanton. Not severe by definition, but lots of intense lightning, heavy rain and some gusty winds.
Report of trees down in Duncanville in southern Tuscaloosa County, though.
From southeast of Tuscaloosa, storms arc northeastward into western Jefferson County.
Much of Chilton, Shelby and Jefferson Counties will experience these storms over the next 90 minutes as they move northeast.
Ron Hughes in Coker reports 1.91 inches of rain today, roughly an inch this morning and nearing an inch in the past hour.
Ahead of this main activity, storms are over Talladega, Clay, Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties. They are pushing northeast as well.
To the northwest, strong storms are over southern Winston County, near and south of Double Springs.
To the south, strong storms are over Autauga and northern Lowndes County. These are moving toward Prattville. Others are southwest of Montgomery and will affect the Capital City in the next hour.
We will take the rain without the severe weather, but be careful if you will be out tonight. Heavy rain and lightning will be big problems, and we can’t rule out an isolated severe weather report or warning.