(WAFF) - A band of heavy rain is shifting into the Tennessee Valley Wednesday morning. The rain will be ongoing for many to the west of I-65 throughout the morning. It's likely the heaviest band of rain won't make it east of the interstate before 7 a.m., but scattered, moderate showers can be expected before then.
In additional to the localized flooding threat from the heavy rain, gusty winds of 40-45 mph are possible. The stronger storms and higher threat for any severe weather should stay south of Birmingham.
By 3 p.m. the heaviest rain should be gone, but lingering showers will hold on until clearing out by the evening. Temperatures should hold steady for a few hours in the morning hours and begin falling as we head into the afternoon, likely slipping into the 50s by 2 to 5 p.m. Skies will begin clearing overnight and lows should fall into the mid 40s.