I hope you are having a wonderful Fourth of July holiday! We caught a nice break in the wet weather today but another batch of rain and storms will be impacting our area through the remainder of the afternoon. The potential for flash flooding will continue along with the chance for a few strong storms. Rain chances will remain elevated through tomorrow but we will soon see a change back to the typical summer pattern.
REST OF TODAY/TONIGHT: Rain and storms will be impacting the area from west to east through the remainder of the day. A weak boundary has setup near I -20 and this will be the focus point for the rain and storm development through tonight. A strong to severe storm can’t be ruled out with gusty straight-line winds and hail, especially south of I-20. At the time of this update, the strongest storm in our area was producing intense lightning over Bibb County. This storm activity will likely continue tracking east, impacting areas south of I-20 over the next several hours. Be sure to check out the WBRC Weather App for the latest updates. The Flash Flood Watch will also continue tomorrow morning. Rain totals on average will be in the 1” to 3” with locally higher amounts.
A LOOK AHEAD: It could be rainy and possibly stormy at times tomorrow, with highs remaining in the 80s. However, the pattern will begin to change next week as high pressure builds in from the east. We will continue to see a threat for scattered showers and storms each day next week but we expect the more typical summer mode, with rain becoming widely scattered. The 90-degree temperatures will be returning by the end of the week. You can find the latest forecast temperatures in the daily forecast section of the WBRC Weather App. Have a great evening!
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt