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Alabama Update Just Before 4 p.m.: Rain and Strong Storms Across Parts of Alabama

| July 13, 2019 @ 3:59 pm

Strong thunderstorms are over North Alabama at this hour.

A severe thunderstorm warning will expire at 4 for Limestone and Morgan Counties. The strongest storms were between Decatur and Athens, moving NNE. Other strong storms were over northeastern DeKalb ZCounty northeast of Valley Head. Those storms prompted a severe thunderstorm warning that expired at 3:45 p.m. These cells are part of an out band of Tropical Storm Barry, which is meandering northward across southern Louisiana at this hour.

Light to moderate rain extends from Eastern Cullman and Marshall Counties through Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee Counties into Calhoun and Cleburne Counties.

Light to moderate rain covers much of Bibb and Chilton Counties.

Strong storms are over East Alabama from north and west of Auburn to near Tuskegee to near Union Springs. Lots of lightning and intense rainfall with these cells. They are moving north northeast.

A large mass of moderate to heavy rain is moving north-northeastward from Southwest Alabama. This activity is as far north as Marion, Camden, and Monroeville. This activity will overspread much of West Central Alabama, including Tuscaloosa, Selma, and Clanton eventually if it olds together. It remains to be seen if it will hold together all the way to the Birmingham Metro later this evening. I think it will, but it will be weakening.

The rain and storms are courtesy of Tropical Storm Barry, which is approaching Lafayette in Louisiana at this hour. The new 4 p.m. advisory places top winds at 65 mph. Here are the latest fast facts on Barry:

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…30.1N 92.3W
ABOUT 20 MI…30 KM WSW OF LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA
ABOUT 85 MI…135 KM S OF ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB…29.44 INCHES

Barry will continue slowly northward through Louisiana overnight and into Arkansas tomorrow.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Tropical

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