Flooding threat increases this week due to Sally

10 p.m. Forecast

A few showers and storms will track across the area from east to west into the late evening hours. A shower or two will also remain possible overnight.

It will become mostly cloudy Tuesday afternoon with a few passing showers. The wind will gradually increase from the northeast at 15-20 mph. Winds will increase 20 to 30 mph as the center of circulation associated with Sally gets closer to North Alabama late Wednesday into Thursday.

Hurricane Sally continues to slowly track to the northwest towards New Orleans. The storm is forecast to make a sharp right turn after landfall and then move across south Alabama Wednesday into Thursday. South Alabama will have the potential for severe storms, including tornadoes Wednesday into Thursday. Rainfall totals for south Alabama will range between 15 and 20 inches.

Rainfall over north Alabama will be higher over northeast Alabama beginning late Wednesday into Thursday night. 2-4 inches of rain are possible over northeast Alabama with 1-2 inches on the western side of the storm over northwest Alabama.

A cold front will move in Friday and provide a very nice weekend. Afternoon highs will fall back to the upper 70s with morning lows in the lower 60s and upper 50s. For the latest on Hurricane Sally check out our First Alert Weather app.

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