Wet Week Ahead, Possible Flood Threat for Central, West Alabama
We are closely monitoring some slow-moving systems that will bring an influx of rain to Central and West Alabama this upcoming week. These prolonged periods of rain could bring a risk for localized flooding and river flooding.
National Weather Service in Birmingham has provided some more insight on the possible flooding threat.
Highest accumulations along and north of the I-20/59 corridor.
Tuesday through Friday.
Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 5 inches may result in localized flooding.
Additional rises along river basins.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist shared some insight on the possibilities for this upcoming week. Spann noted that “the air becomes unstable Tuesday, and a few strong, possibly severe thunderstorms, could develop over parts of North and West Alabama, where SPC has defined a risk on their “Day 4” outlook.”
We are closely monitoring this weather situation and will bring you updates as needed. Spann also mentioned that “another organized round of rain and storms is likely by Thursday night and Friday.”
The big concern right now is the influx of rain and flooding issues that may occur. Spann noted that “some flooding is possible over the latter half of the week with saturated soil conditions… rain amounts of 4-6” are forecasts over the northern third of the state, with 2-3” for places like Tuscaloosa/Birmingham/Anniston/Gadsden. Amounts over South Alabama should be under one inch.”
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