We have been tracking a slow-moving system that has the potential to bring Central and West Alabama various weather hazards. This includes possible flooding, damaging winds, freezing rain, and ice.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has provided more insight into the impacts of this system.

What:

Localized flooding possible

Severe storms capable of producing damaging winds up to 60 mph

Rain may transition to light freezing rain, possibly producing a light glaze of ice

Where:

Along and north of Interstate 85 with the highest amounts north of Interstate 20.

Areas south of Tuscaloosa and west of Montgomery and Clanton

Marion County and portions of Lamar/Fayette/Winston Counties

When:

Late Wednesday night through Friday morning

Thursday from noon through 6 pm

Friday morning from 3 am to 7 am

Threats:

Total rainfall amounts 2-4 inches with locally higher amounts possible may produce localized flooding

Severe storms may produce damaging winds up to 60 mph

Rain may transition to freezing rain, potentially producing a light glaze of ice

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James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that we can “expect waves of rain across Alabama through Friday as a very wet pattern develops. A flood watch has been issued for the northern 2/3 of the state tonight through tomorrow night; rain amounts of 2-4 inches are expected with the potential for some flooding issues. A few strong thunderstorms are possible across parts of West and Southwest Alabama tomorrow and tomorrow night; SPC has defined a "marginal risk" (level 1/5) for the broad area from Tuscaloosa to Mobile and the Gulf Coast. The main threat in Alabama will come from strong gusty winds; there is a low-end tornado threat to the west over parts of South Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana.”

In addition, the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Watch from Thursday morning through Friday for WHERE...A portion of central Alabama, including the following counties:

Autauga

Bibb

Calhoun

Chambers

Cherokee

Chilton

Clay

Cleburne

Coosa

Dallas

Elmore

Etowah

Greene

Hale

Jefferson

Lee

Lowndes

Macon

Marengo

Montgomery

Perry

Randolph

Shelby

St. Clair

Sumter

Talladega

Tallapoosa

Tuscaloosa

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