Central AL Forecast: WEATHER AWARE Sunday, Heavy Rain Likely

Partly/Mostly Cloudy With a Light Breeze

St. John Valley weather for April 18-24

Brief tornadoes and damaging winds up to 60 miles per hour will be possible generally along and south of a reform to Clanton to Phenix City line. Isolated strong to severe storms will be possible, so make sure you have a way to get weather alerts!

Clouds and passing showers won't slow temps from climbing into the upper 70s and lower 80s. Winds could gust over 40 miles per hour at higher elevations. Showers and Thunderstorms will likely occur. As high pressure over the mid-Atlantic drifts off shore, our wind will remain out of the east to southeast and rather breezy at times. As storms strengthen, gusty winds and a tornado or two can't be ruled out across much of the area.

The radar this morning shows a band of showers and thunderstorms approaching the News 5 area.

Image NOAA
Image NOAA

The more widespread area of rain will continue moving east this morning even as a warm front remains to the south but showing little progress of lifting north due to the ongoing easterly winds. "However, the threat for severe weather is relatively low, so more than likely we will see typical thunderstorms that remain below severe limits". Rain will turn steady and heavier Tuesday morning, and we will see periods of heavy rainfall Tuesday afternoon.

Gorgeous weather has started this weekend off right for Central Alabama.

Rain chances stay at 50-percent tonight, then bump to 70-percent tomorrow low pressure drifts across Georgia. There will be a break in the off and on rain showers Thursday before the chance fro rain increases Friday into Saturday.

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