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Alabama Update: Outer Convective Bands of Barry Bringing Heavy Rain, Lightning, and Possible Tornado to Alabama

| July 13, 2019 @ 2:12 pm

Here is the latest on the Alabama weather situation:

A warm, moist tropical airmass continues over Alabama this afternoon.

A convective band is producing heavy showers and some thunder in a band from near Florence and Muscle Shoals to parts of Morgan, Madison, and Cullman Counties, then across Blount, Etowah, Cherokee, and St. Clair Counties, wrapping down through Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Elmore Counties. Watch out for lightning and very heavy rainfall.

Several significant weather advisories have been issued for the stronger storms this afternoon. Those are posted automatically on the blog as they are issued and disappear when they expire.

Additional heavy rain and storms are between Greenville and Montgomery and will be spreading into the capital city as well as Prattville soon.

To the southwest, a large mass of rain and storms covers much of Choctaw, Washington, Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, and Baldwin Counties. Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of Escambia, mobile and Baldwin Counties.

A possible tornado is over South Alabama’s Escambia County near Atmore. It will move into Conecuh and Monroe Counties over the next hour. Tornado warnings are in effect for those counties.

For the rest of this afternoon, you can expect the convective band to continue pushing northward. The area of rain and storms over Southwest Alabama will work up into Central Alabama, mainly west of I-65 and south of I-59. This area will weaken as it pushes into the Birmingham area and North Central Alabama this evening, but you might need your umbrella if you are heading out this evening, dodging the tropical raindrops.

Look for more convective bands to rotate through on Sunday, bringing more heavy rain and some lightning to parts of Central Alabama. Here are rainfall amounts you can expect:

There is a tornado threat across South Alabama this afternoon as that large area of rain and storms lifts northward.

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