Thunderstorms with Heavy Rainfall Likely

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It is a wet morning for the northern one-third of the state as a slow moving boundary is sagging southward into the area.

Showers and storms are lined up across Alabama and all the way back through Arkansas this morning.

All of this activity is moving east and will ‘train’ over the same areas, resulting in flooding concerns for the northern half of Alabama through tonight.

Several embedded impulses are expected to eject eastward before the main trough axis moves into the area on Sunday. Low level flow circulating around a subtropical ridge over the eastern Gulf will continue to provide plenty of moisture into the region.

We expect scattered to numerous thunderstorm activity to develop and move across the area through the weekend.

Some of the thunderstorms will be strong to severe with gusty winds, heavy rainfall, intense cloud to ground lightning and some hail.

Some of these storms will ‘train’ or move over the same locations and flash flooding will also be a risk.

Folks involved in outdoor activities will need to stay weather alert, and be prepared to move quickly indoors as storms develop over the area.