WEATHER AWARE: Heavy Rain, Strong Storms Tomorrow; Continues Thursday

Forecast

TONIGHT: More light rain possible.  Overcast skies. Warm overnight with temps staying the 60s.  Moisture will continue increasing with a prevailing South wind at 10 mph…dew points will go from the upper 50s tonight to the mid 60s tomorrow afternoon.

TOMORROW: CBS 42 WEATHER AWARE DAY.  STRONG STORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON & EVENING…A swift moving area of low pressure tracking Northeast through the Lower MS Valley will provide the setup needed for severe weather in Alabama tomorrow.

OVERALL RISK: SLIGHT (2 out of 5)

TIMING

West AL–4 to 9 PM

Central AL/I-65–8 PM to 1 AM

East AL–9 PM to 3 AM Thursday

THREATS

Damaging winds–High (60 mph gusts possible)

Tornadoes–Low (Possible, but not very likely)

Large hail–Medium (Quarter-sized possible, not likely)

Flooding–Medium (2 to 3” of rain areawide)

STORM CHECKLIST

-Download the CBS 42 Storm Team Weather App.  Should any warnings be issued for your area, you’ll be notified immediately on your smartphone or tablet.

-Check your NOAA Weather Radio.  Make sure the batteries are charged.  A weather radio is another great method of receiving storm warnings.

-Find your storm “safe spot”.  Know where you’ll go in the event of a Tornado Warning, or Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

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-NO MOBILE HOMES.  Mobile homes are not safe during a tornado or severe thunderstorm.  Find another form of shelter that is site-built with a foundation.-Talk to friends & family.  Let them know about the threat of severe weather.  Make sure they have their storm plan ready to go.

THURSDAY: Steady rain continues.  The storms will subside gradually as we head into Thursday morning, but the rain will keep coming down.  We won’t be worried about severe weather, but we’ll continue seeing moderate to heavy rain across the region essentially all day long.  Temperatures will be a bit cooler as well…highis in the low 60s, lows in the low 50s.

FRIDAY: Sunshine returns, along with cold air.  Temperatures go for a dip heading into Friday…in the morning we’ll be close to freezing once again in the 30s, while in the afternoon we’ll be lucky to hit 50° for a high temperature.  On the plus side, it’ll be quiet & sunny!

THIS WEEKEND: Showers likely Saturday, staying cool through Sunday.  Not the best day for outdoor plans Saturday as another weak cold front produces scattered showers during the day.  These should taper off by Sunday morning. Morning/evening temperatures in the 40s, afternoon temps in the 50s.

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