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A First Alert for more rain and possible storms overnight, threat for localized flooding

First Alert Weather 10 PM update: 10-3-21
Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 6:51 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2021 at 10:21 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: Another rainy and stormy pattern will continue through most of the work week. The chance for scattered showers will continue through tonight, with more scattered showers and storms tomorrow. Some storms may be strong, with gusty winds, and locally heavy rainfall. We will need to stay weather alert for the threat of localized flooding with any storms that materializes. Otherwise, there will be some in-between periods, much like today, with highs in the 70s. Plan for more wet weather Monday night, as scattered showers and storms continue.

THE NEXT BIG THING: The next big rainmaker will be an upper level disturbance that develops near West Alabama by Tuesday. This system will set the stage for more rain and storms throughout Tuesday and we’ll need to remain alert for the threat of flash flooding and isolated strong storms. This system will bring another good chance for rain and storms on Wednesday and Thursday, especially across East Alabama. Forecast guidance is projecting rainfall amounts in the 4″ to 5″ range for parts of East Alabama by mid-week. The higher rain chances should be more limited to eastern areas on Friday and Saturday, with highs in the low 80s. It won’t rain all the time this week, but I would be sure to download the WBRC First Alert Weather App, so you can receive updates on the wet weather impacting the state.

THE TROPICS: Hurricane Sam continues to move north across the Atlantic and will eventually become post-tropical as it moves into the cooler regions. Victor has weakened into a depression and should remain very weak way out over the central Atlantic. There is a disturbance that will move east of the Carolinas, with a low chance of development. Otherwise, things seem to be settling down a bit in the tropics.

I’ll have lots of updates on the news tonight at 9, 9:30, and 10PM.

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