We have been non-stop tracking all of the various weather affecting our area from the remnant circulation of Tropical Storm Lee. Here is the current radar:
The most heaviest rain as of 7 PM is located over parts of St. Clair, Shelby, and Chilton Counties. This area of heavy rain will continue to move off towards the north and east. Countless reports of serious flash flooding have been received across a large part of central Alabama, particularly Jefferson County where a flash flood EMERGENCY remains in place until 930 PM tonight. Also, a high wind warning has just been issued for parts of east Alabama, including Jefferson and Shelby Counties and points to the northeast. Here, wind gusts of 50 to possibly 60 mph are possible which can bring down trees and power lines.
Here are some other spot reports we have gathered over the last hour:
10.25" of rain in Oakman
55 mph wind gust in the Bessemer area
47 mph wind gust at the Birmingham International Airport
40 mph wind gust here at WBRC-TV atop Red Mountain in downtown Birmingham
Water rescue on Emerald Ave in Hueytown
Also of note is the upper 50s for temperatures already being seen in parts of Winston and Cullman Counties this evening. This is due to the upper trough beginning to phase up with the remnant circulation of TS Lee. This is helping to funnel in some cooler air on the back side of the remant low that is currently over south-central Alabama moving towards the northeast.
FOX 6 WBRC-TV Weather Intern