At midnight a strong cold front was located from near Tuscaloosa northeast to Cullman. A band of moderate to heavy rain continues to impact the entire area with rumbles of thunder near the cold front. The rain totals are adding up quickly with amounts now topping the 2” mark. This is leading to ponding on the roadways and minor flooding. Give yourself some extra driving time and take it extra easy if you plan on traveling prior to sunrise. By 6 a.m. the heavier rain should start tapering off from northwest to southeast but I would plan on rainy weather for the drive in to work if you live east of I-65. Temperatures have already started falling into the 40s behind the front over northwest Alabama. Once the front passes we will experience a steady decline in temperatures with low 40s and upper 30s by lunchtime. Mickey and the Good Day Crew will have our next live update beginning at 4:30 a.m. on Fox6.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED AN
* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA...
NORTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN ALABAMA...
* UNTIL 1245 AM CST: AT 944 PM CST MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WAS CONTINUING TO MOVE ACROSS THE SHELBY AND JEFFERSON COUNTY AREAS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES HAVE FALLEN ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA THIS EVENING WITH AND ADDITIONAL 1 OR 2 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt