Strong to severe storms expected Wednesday night

More widespread light to moderate rain will move across north Alabama through sunrise Wednesday morning. Up to 1 inch of rain will be possible overnight. We will get a break in the rain from the middle of the morning until the late afternoon hours Wednesday. A strong cold front will approach from the west Wednesday night. Ahead of this front we will see an increase in the south wind that will help push temperatures to near 70 degrees.

We anticipate some trees will fall due to the saturated soil with wind gusts 35-40 mph ahead of the main line of storms. Strong to severe storms will move through late Wednesday night with the potential for isolated damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and low end spin-up type tornadoes. Locally heavy rain will continue as the storms move through. More flash flooding will be possible through the Thursday morning commute. Dry weather moves in Thursday afternoon along with cooler temps. Friday and Saturday will be dry. Highs near 43 Friday and close to 53 on Saturday.

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