Category: Alabama’s Weather

Drying Out and Much Cooler

Drying Out and Much Cooler

| April 15, 2018 @ 6:49 am

Rain gradually comes to an end across Alabama late this morning and early this afternoon but temperatures will be somewhat chilly with highs at best in the 50s. Patchy frost is possible across the northern third of the state Monday morning, but the week ahead should be dry.

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A Quick Update On Our Weather Situation Just Before Midnight

A Quick Update On Our Weather Situation Just Before Midnight

| April 14, 2018 @ 11:54 pm

The severe threat for much of Central Alabama has diminished, but damaging winds of 40 to 60 mph are possible through 2:00 AM for areas along and south of a line from Montgomery to Auburn.

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Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Shelby County Until 5:15 AM

Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Shelby County Until 5:15 AM

| April 14, 2018 @ 11:36 pm

At 1118 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen.

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No Central Alabama Counties Remain In Tornado Watch

No Central Alabama Counties Remain In Tornado Watch

| April 14, 2018 @ 11:29 pm

The Tornado Watch that was in effect until 2:00 AM for Lowndes County has been cancelled. The threat of severe storms has diminished.

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Few Central Alabama Removed From Flash Flood Watch; Others Extended In Time

Few Central Alabama Removed From Flash Flood Watch; Others Extended In Time

| April 14, 2018 @ 11:26 pm

The Flash Flood Watch has been extended in time for Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Etowah, Hale, Jefferson, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega counties until 5:00 AM.

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Tornado Watch For Dallas County Has Been Cancelled, Continues For Lowndes County Until 2:00 AM

Tornado Watch For Dallas County Has Been Cancelled, Continues For Lowndes County Until 2:00 AM

| April 14, 2018 @ 10:16 pm

NWS Birmingham has cancelled the Tornado Watch for Dallas County. The threat for severe storms has diminished for the county.

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Our Own Atmospheric River; Flash Flooding Threat Increasing

Our Own Atmospheric River; Flash Flooding Threat Increasing

| April 14, 2018 @ 9:23 pm

Alabama is experiencing its own atmospheric river out of the Gulf of Mexico tonight, bringing very heavy rain and the potential for flooding. There is still a severe weather threat to the south as well.

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Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Chilton County Until 2:15 AM

Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Chilton County Until 2:15 AM

| April 14, 2018 @ 8:20 pm

At 8:16 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause small stream flooding in the advisory area. Two to three inches of rain have already fallen.

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Areal Flood Advisories Issued For Parts of Greene, Sumter, Bibb, Shelby, Jefferson, & Tuscaloosa Counties Until 10:45 PM

Areal Flood Advisories Issued For Parts of Greene, Sumter, Bibb, Shelby, Jefferson, & Tuscaloosa Counties Until 10:45 PM

| April 14, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

At 7:51 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen.

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New Tornado Watch In The South; Old Watches Cancelled Or Expired

New Tornado Watch In The South; Old Watches Cancelled Or Expired

| April 14, 2018 @ 7:08 pm

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of Southern and a small part of Central Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, far southeast Mississippi, and the coastal waters effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 6:50 PM until 2:00 AM CDT.

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A New Tornado Watch Likely To The South Of The Area

A New Tornado Watch Likely To The South Of The Area

| April 14, 2018 @ 6:21 pm

The threat for damaging wind gusts and perhaps a tornado or two will continue across portions of far southern MS and far southern AL with some extension possible into the western FL Panhandle later tonight.

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A Quick Update At 5:30 PM: Severe Threat Continuing To Diminish

A Quick Update At 5:30 PM: Severe Threat Continuing To Diminish

| April 14, 2018 @ 5:39 pm

The leading edge of the line of storms have reached the eastern half of the state, stretching from Fort Payne to Sylacauga to Selma.

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More Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

More Counties Removed From Tornado Watch

| April 14, 2018 @ 4:46 pm

NWS Birmingham continues to remove counties from the Tornado Watch that is in effect for parts of Central Alabama until 7:00 PM. Counties remaining in the watch are Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Lowndes, Perry, and Shelby. Bibb, Blount, and Jefferson were the latest counties removed from the watch at 4:37 PM.

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Flash Flood Watch Has Been Expanded To Include More Counties

Flash Flood Watch Has Been Expanded To Include More Counties

| April 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

A line of thunderstorms will slow down over Central Alabama and not clear the area until late tonight. This could result in some flash flooding.

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Quick Update At 3:45 PM: More Counties Removed From The Tornado Watch

Quick Update At 3:45 PM: More Counties Removed From The Tornado Watch

| April 14, 2018 @ 3:39 pm

The line of storms now stretches from Bridgeport in the upper northeast corner of Jackson County, down to the southwest through Altoona and Leeds, to the south through Thorsby and Orrville in southern Dallas County.

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