Impacts On Central Alabama From Gordon

| September 4, 2018 @ 10:02 am

The good news is that the impacts on much of Central Alabama will be very small as much of the activity from Tropical Storm Gordon should stay well south of the area. Most of us will only see an increase in cloud cover throughout today and Wednesday.

Much of the rainfall that will occur over the area will be from our standard isolated to scattered afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms. The southwestern counties of the area will see an increase to showers and storm chances as they will be on that northern edge of Gordon as it moves onshore and northwest through the southern half of Mississippi. That means locations in Sumter, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, and Dallas counties could see rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches. There should be no threat of flash flooding at all for anyone in Central Alabama.


None of Central Alabama has been included in any severe risk throughout today and into the overnight and predawn hours on Wednesday. While an isolated spin-up tornado is possible in the southern locations of the state this evening and tonight, those should be confined south of the area.


While it will be a little breezy with winds gusting up to 10-20 MPH at times across much of the area, the higher winds will be confined south of the area in southwest Alabama and southern Mississippi.


So, the bottom line for Central Alabama… other than the extra cloud cover and being a little breezy, you shouldn’t expect any different conditions for the area than what we are used to during the late part of summer. We’ll keep you updated throughout today and tomorrow with any Gordon updates, especially if there is a change in direction which could alter the forecast for the area.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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