Already tracking showers and storms moving northeastward out of Mississippi and across parts of west Alabama.
Most of the early morning activity stays focused across Lamar, Fayette, Winston, Marion, Walker and Cullman counties. This afternoon, future radar indicates most of the development remaining west of the I-59/I-20 corridor though development is possible anywhere at any point today.
This afternoon and into the evening hours, there is indication that areas east of I-65 and south of I-20 will see the better rain and storm chance. So yes, there still is a chance for rain and storms to impact the race in Talladega.
Strong storms are possible, especially southwest. A few storms may contain gusty winds and hail. The majority of the storms will just produce lightning and heavy rainfall. The green shaded forecast is from the Storm Prediction Center. I honestly think a strong storm is possible anywhere in the WBRC First Alert viewing area this afternoon and evening and folks should stay weather aware.
Based on current radar trends, here's what I think will happen.... Wet and storm corridor impacts areas north of I-20 this morning and then the better storm chance south of I-20 occurs this afternoon.
I'll be posting radar and forecast updates today on Facebook: Jill Gilardi WBRC and Twitter: @jillgilardi
The way the model data has been, we have to do a lot more nowcasting....
Have a good day,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist