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FIRST ALERT: First Alert for a threat of localized flash flooding through Tuesday

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:23 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 7:23 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - FIRST ALERT FOR FLASH FLOODING: Radar remains very active this evening, with numerous scattered showers and isolated storms. We’ve received over five inches of rain in some areas, which has produced flash flooding. The risk for localized flash flooding will continue overnight as more scattered showers and storms impact the area. The weather will be very similar tomorrow. Plan on for more rain and storms throughout the entire day, with highs nearing 80º.

THE REST OF THE WORKWEEK: Rain chances will remain elevated throughout the remainder of the week, but the coverage of storms will become more limited to the afternoon hours. We will have a cloud/sunshine mix for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with scattered afternoon and evening storms. The chance for storms will continue on Saturday and Sunday, so have a backup plan just in case of an afternoon delay. An active northwest flow should keep the wet weather rather progressive later in the week; however, we’ll still need to monitor for a risk of localized flooding.

BUILDING HEAT NEXT WEEK: Some of the long range data is showing an upper level ridge of high pressure building over the heart of the country early next week. It’s still too early to determine what kind of influence this will have over our weather. However, if this system builds east over Alabama, we’ll experience low rain chances and sizzling summer heat. There is a good chance temperatures could soar into the triple digit range over the heart of the country. J-P will be back with radar updates starting at 9PM on WBRC Fox6 News.

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