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Flash flooding in parts of the area, chance for rain and storms continues overnight

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 6:15 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2021 at 9:14 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Another significant flash flood situation is unfolding across the heart of the area tonight as a steady flow of rain and storms moves north along the I-65 corridor. At the time of this update, flash flood warnings were in effect for Jefferson, Shelby, and Blount Counties. I’m already seeing reports of water rescues and I can’t stress the importance of never driving down a flooded roadway. The rain should gradually lessen overnight, but we still could have a few scattered rumbles and downpours past midnight. The tornado watch should be allowed to expire at 10:00 p.m.

The upper-low responsible for the rainy days will start moving away and the greatest chance for rain and storms tomorrow will set up east of I-65. The rest of the area will see partly to mostly cloudy skies, highs in the lower 80s, and winds from the south-southeast at 5-10 mph.

While a stray shower can’t be ruled out on Friday, most of us will be dry and see lots of sunshine. It will still be muggy and warm into the lower 80s, but at least we won’t have to deal with pouring rain. If you have any plans for Friday evening, it should remain dry, and temperatures should fall to the 70s.

The weekend is looking nice! At this point in time, it still looks dry. Temperatures will be in the lower to middle 60s both mornings and highs in the lower 80s both afternoons. Temperatures will remain above average. Average high/low for this time of the year is 80°F/58°F and we will likely end up 3-5 degrees above average. We could see a few showers returning on Tuesday of next week. Otherwise, the forecast has trended much drier. We will have lots of updates on the news starting at 9:00 p.m.

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