Watching for Strong Storms

severe-update

Showers and scattered thunderstorms will increase through the day over Alabama.

Locally heavy rainfall amounts are expected…and the Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Watches for north and central sections of the state.

Windy conditions are expected to develop as well, with wind gusts to 30 mph common across the area. Higher elevations may see wind gusts to 40 mph.

We will be watching for the threat of severe weather for areas along and west of I-65 for later today and this evening.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will enter west Alabama around sunset and track eastward during the evening hours. The storms could produce damaging straight-line winds and possibly a tornado.

The storms will likely weaken as they move into eastern sections of Alabama.

There is also a threat of flash flooding with the line of storms. The flash flood threat area of concern is along and north of a Demopolis, to Calera, to Heflin line.