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FIRST ALERT: Flash Flood Watch in effect until 7 p.m. Monday

Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 6:39 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2021 at 8:27 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been extended until 7 p.m. Monday.

We are still tracking areas of moderate to heavy rainfall along and east of I-65 where flooding is still possible so be extra careful if you are traveling tonight. Don’t chance your vehicle getting stuck, you needing to be rescued, or putting yourself in a potential life-threatening situation by trying to drive through flood waters.

Rainy at times overnight, especially east and more rain and storms tomorrow. The coverage will climb to 70% again. Flash flooding will be the top concern. Reduce your speed when traveling because it doesn’t take much to cause your vehicle to hydroplane. It happened to me earlier today going the speed limit on I-65 NB. Temperatures will fall into the lower 70s and rise into the upper 70s tomorrow afternoon. Those areas that see some sun will rise into the 80s.

A First Alert for areas of patchy dense fog to start on Tuesday morning. Temperatures in the lower 70s. I think we will be a little warmer on Tuesday afternoon and climb to the lower 80s most places. The coverage of rain ramps up to 70% during the day as a cold front gets closer.

Our Next Big Thing is the cold front that will bring a 60% coverage of rain on Wednesday morning, breezy and drier conditions by the afternoon hours and cooler temperatures. Wednesday is also the official first day of fall and it sure will feel like it to end the week! Breezy on Thursday still, lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. Even cooler on Friday morning with 40s possible and highs in the 70s. For now, the weekend looks terrific with lows in the 50s and highs in the lower 80s. 4-5 days of dry weather at least once the front goes through.

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