Wednesday is a First Alert Weather Day for severe storm potential

Wednesday is now a First Alert Weather Day. Confidence is increasing that we will have severe storms in north Alabama beginning Wednesday afternoon around 4 p.m. and continuing into the night. Stay weather alert and pay attention to the latest updates from the 48 First Alert weather team. You can get additional information on our First Alert Weather app.

We expect several rounds of thunderstorms with gusty winds and torrential rain beginning late Tuesday. The threat for heavy rain may not end until the early morning hours on Thursday. All forms of severe weather are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening as the main energy from this storm systems tracks across the areas. If a complex of storms can form along the Gulf Coast late Wednesday morning and early in the afternoon this could lower our threat for more widespread severe storms. This is something we will continue to monitor.

Regardless of our severe storm threat, we still have the potential for 2-4 inches of rain. This has us concerned about flash flooding late Wednesday into Thursday morning. Keep in mind this will be an event that peaks after sunset Wednesday. Colder air will rush in behind the cold front Thursday and by Thursday night we could have a few snow flurries through the Friday morning commute. At this time we don’t anticipate any snow to accumulate. Highs will only be in the 40s Friday and Saturday. Rain chances return Saturday as well.

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