FIRST ALERT: Tornado Watch canceled, but another may be needed in areas to the east Thursday morning

Published: Feb. 5, 2020 at 9:00 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2020 at 9:01 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The tornado watch has been canceled for our area, however the flash flood watch continues. The storms and heavier rain to our south helped limit the severity of storms in our area this evening.

However, there is a concern the storms may try to intensify again in areas to the far southeast Thursday morning, mainly after 4 a.m. Additional upper air support will be moving across southeast Alabama and this will bring an increasing severe risk by daybreak. This could include Coosa, Clay, and Tallapoosa counties.

The low levels of the atmosphere remain unseasonably warm and tropical. This will continue to fuel heavy rain producers overnight so be on the lookout for flash flood advisories through the early morning.

SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY NIGHT? We will see a significant drop in temperatures throughout the day on Thursday, so don’t forget the jacket! Temperatures will be in the 60s and lower 70s when we leave for work; however, temperatures will be in the low 50s and 40s for the afternoon drive. Showers will linger Thursday night and there is a good chance we could see a rain/snow mix or scattered snow showers during the early morning hours on Friday as the colder air deepens. This will not cause any travel issues as surface temperatures will stay above freezing.

We will be tracking another cold front that will bring a small chance of showers on Saturday. We will catch a break in the rain on Sunday and enjoy because another rainy and stormy setup will be returning next week!

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