Evening Update

 

Alabama has been greatly affected by the rain that moved through the state today. While the rain has finally exited the state, the associated cold pool has resulted in widespread clouds and a stable atmosphere.

The threat for severe weather has greatly diminished over Alabama as there will not be time for the atmosphere to recover ahead of the approaching system to the west.

This evening will remain mostly cloudy and calm. Widespread thunderstorms are occurring over Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. These storms are moving east towards Alabama, and will move into the area late tonight.

We still expect to see some thunderstorms especially over northwest Alabama with the system. The activity is expected to remain below severe limits, with some strong winds and possibly even some small hail.

Additional rainfall of one-half to one inch is likely overnight and into Saturday morning, but this is not expected to cause flash flooding.

Expect to see warm temperatures tonight ahead of the front, and then a quick cooling and cloud clearing behind the front Saturday morning.