Alabama Friday: Marginal Risk for Severe Thunderstorms, Flooding
The Storm Prediction Center has the northern 2/3 of the state under a “marginal risk” for severe thunderstorms. Plus, our Townsquare Media coverage area is under a heat advisory. Click here for more information about the hot and humid conditions.
Latest Watches & Warnings from the NWS
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
402 PM CDT Fri Jul 14 2023
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Southwestern Sumter County in west central Alabama...
* Until 715 PM CDT.
* At 402 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain
have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are
possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected
to begin shortly.
HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
other poor drainage and low-lying areas.
* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
York, Cuba, Kinterbish, Ward, Old Mallard Airport, I 20 Welcome
Center At Cuba, Whitfield and Payneville.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED
“Showers and storms will develop (moving from northwest to southeast) that could produce isolated damaging winds and cause localized flooding due to heavy rainfall in a short period of time,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
As showers and storms develop, the system will move northwest to the southeast. Currently, the potential for active weather will be from 2 p.m. until 8 pm.
We are monitoring the potential for damaging winds up to 60 mph and possible flooding.
According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, “torrential rains from thunderstorms may lead to localized flooding, especially in areas that have already received very heavy rainfall over the last two days.”
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “Alabama's weather will feature the classic summer mix of sun, heat, humidity, and storms through Sunday.”
Also, “the chance of any one spot seeing rain today and tomorrow is 50-60 percent and 40-50 percent Sunday," said Spann.
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