…SEVERE WEATHER THREAT BASICALLY OVER…
The storms that were intense in Mississippi early this morning weakened as they moved into Alabama. Most areas in our viewing area just saw heavy rain and gusty winds. The Birmingham Airport had a wind gust to 35 mph, and some trees were down in parts of Tuscaloosa and Blount Counties. However, these high winds were not associated with storms, but with the strong pressure gradient over Alabama this morning.
The rain has stopped west of a line from Cullman to Adamsville to Brent, and the rain will continue to move out over the next couple of hours. The heavy rain should be over for the Birmingham metro by noon, and for east Alabama by 2 pm. There may be a few showers this afternoon and evening, but nothing significant.
Temperatures will hold near 70 this afternoon, then a cold front will move through, dropping temperatures into the lower 50s by tomorrow morning, and it will stay cool all day tomorrow, probably below 60.
Expect partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures this weekend, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.
Dr. Tim Coleman