5:30 PM: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS in effect for parts of St. Clair & Etowah Counties until 6:30 PM. Includes downtown Gadsden, Ashville, and Jacksonville.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for parts of Tuscaloosa & Bibb Counties until 6 PM. Affecting places like West Blocton and Coaling.
RIGHT NOW: As expected, scattered storms, some of which have turned severe, are currently pushing Southeast through Central Alabama as of 5 PM. They are producing torrential rainfall, very frequent lightning and strong winds. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued for Blount and Jefferson Counties. AVOID DRIVING if possible! Stay indoors as these storms pass.
TONIGHT: After 10 PM, we should have dried out completely across the area and we’ll stay partly cloudy and humid into Wednesday morning. Low temperatures expected in the low 70s.
TOMORROW: There could be a few more small showers that develop early in the morning close to sunrise, but later in the morning, winds will turn to the North and dry air will begin funneling into the region. That should result in more sunshine tomorrow afternoon! No afternoon storms to think about. Highs tomorrow in the upper 80s.
THURSDAY: Dry air remains the theme for Thursday as well. Should be a beautiful day to be outside Thursday! Mostly sunny with lower humidity expected (low 60s for dew points), so more comfortable outside too. High temperatures in the upper 80s, no chances of rain.
FRIDAY: More moisture should creep back into the region from the Southeast Friday, which means the humid air makes a quick comeback. On the plus side, we’re not looking at any big rain chances for Friday. Maybe a stray sprinkle here & there in the afternoon, but that’s about it. Putting Friday’s rain chance at 10%. Highs near 90° areawide.
THIS WEEKEND: Deeper tropical moisture should flip us back to classic Alabama summer weather with afternoon pop-up storms for Saturday & Sunday. Lows in the 70s, highs near 90°…quiet in the morning, stormy in the afternoon with high humidity.