Currently in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.. heading East – Northeast towards Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
Be safe in this severe weather outbreak…here is the website post , with all the links you will need to monitor this severe weather outbreak (along w/ screenshots of the severe warnings/watches). Always have your severe weather preparation / plans in place, make sure you and your loved ones know it well. Food, water, communication, transportation, and a shelter of some kind.
Big Rain Event To Start The Weekend ~ James Spann
SATURDAY SOAKER: Rain will move into Alabama tomorrow as a surface low runs from the Northwest Gulf of Mexico into South Alabama. It looks more and more like much of the morning will be rain-free, although we can’t rule out a few patches of light rain in scattered spots.
The bulk of the rain will come from about 12:00 noon tomorrow through 8:00 a.m. Sunday. The NAM is even more aggressive with the rain here on the 12Z run; it is now printing a whopping 3.19″ for Birmingham. The GFS is considerably drier with 0.77″, and since we expect a pretty big MCS on the Gulf Coast (mesoscale convective system)… you have to think the GFS might be closer to the truth for North-Central Alabama. We will still forecast one to two inches of rain for this part of the state, with potential for over three inches over South Alabama.
SEVERE STORMS? SPC has adjusted the severe weather risk a bit to the south, in response to the 12Z runs which keep the surface low a little more to the south. The slight risk is generally for areas south of a line from Linden to Montgomery to Roanoke. But, the higher severe weather probabilities (30 percent) are deeper into South Alabama… south of a line from Jackson to Greenville to Phenix City. No doubt the best combination and shear will be close to the Gulf Coast, where they will have the dual threat of severe weather and flooding.
The chance of severe weather for the northern half of the state is minimal.
To keep updated: Alabama Weather
Keep an eye on the radar