Claudette weakens to a tropical depression. Heavy rain continues for Central AL | Tracking the Tropics

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3:45 PM Update: Tropical Storm Claudette has now weakened to a tropical depression as the center moves through Southeast Mississippi. The impacts for Central Alabama remain the same. This system is expected to produce heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding as tropical storm conditions occur along The Gulf Coast. The axis of heavy rain moves into Georgia later today, leaving us with only a few showers early tomorrow morning.

Threats: The biggest threat right now is flooding, but even the flooding threat will go down as we move into the evening hours. The tornado threat will stay in Southeast Alabama and West Georgia.

Timeline: As Claudette moves into Georgia, a dry slot of air is nosing its way into the back of the storm. This dry slot will drastically reduce our rain chances into Sunday. We will still have more rain for today and even tonight, but there is a high probability that by sunrise Sunday morning, the threat for rain is basically over for central Alabama.

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