Flood threat continues today; watching Saturday for potential severe weather
Flood watches and warnings continued for parts of Alabama on Thursday with more rain in the forecast.
Up to 4 additional inches of rain will be possible in parts of Alabama through Sunday, and flooding concerns remain high with multiple rivers in or approaching flood stage as of Thursday.
The National Weather Service is also monitoring a developing threat for severe weather for Saturday.
Forecasters say several rounds of moderate to heavy rain will be possible through Saturday, but the heaviest rain is expected through Friday morning.
All of north Alabama and much of central Alabama will remain under flood watches until Friday, according to forecasters.
Flash flooding and areal flooding concerns will last through the end of the week as well, the weather service said.
Forecasters are also watching for possible severe weather on Saturday.
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the state under a risk of severe weather for Saturday, including an enhanced risk across the northwest corner of the state.
All forms of severe weather will be possible, including large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.
The weather service said that the best chance for severe storms appears to be generally along and northwest of Interstate 59.
Forecasters expect a line of storms to enter the state from the west on Saturday afternoon, with isolated storms possible ahead of the line.
There is relief in sight: Conditions are expected to begin to dry out starting on Sunday, and next week looks decidedly less active, according to forecasters
Published at Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:24:00 +0000