First Alert: Storms still possible through Monday at 6 a.m.; Flash Flood Warning for some areas

WBRC First Alert Weather Evening Forecast 3.26
Published: Mar. 26, 2023 at 4:29 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 26, 2023 at 11:00 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Happy Sunday! The Tornado Watch has been cancelled for the WBRC FOX6 News viewing area. We’ve seen reports of large hail with these storms and storms overnight could produce more gusty winds.

Tornado watch until 1 a.m.
Tornado watch until 1 a.m.(WBRC FOX6 News)

The Next Big Thing is concerns for Flash Flooding with these storms and from the pockets of heavy rain across central Alabama. A Flash Flood Warning is already in place for Chilton, Coosa, and Tallapoosa Counties and will expire at 11:15 p.m. Keep in mind morning commutes may be messy with ponding on the roads and some downed trees. You can expect the greatest rainfall totals for areas south of I-20 and along and north the I-85 and Highway 80 corridor. We’ll likely see temperatures in the mid to upper 60s area-wide by 11 PM. Below are details on storms overnight.

Severe weather threat Sunday evening
Severe weather threat Sunday evening(WBRC FOX6 News)

Sunday Storms: The severe threat will continue through 6 a.m. Monday. Some scattered hail producing storm cells are still possible. Especially for the following counties: Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, and counties further south and eastward all the way to Chambers County. These counties are under an enhanced (threat level 3 of 5) to moderate risk of severe storms (threat level 4 of 5), including damaging winds, strong tornadoes, and up to tennis ball sized hail. The time frame permitting the greatest chance for these storms is now to 6 a.m. Monday, and for counties further south Alabama, the threat continues until Monday at 9 a.m. North Sumter, north Greene, north Hale, north Bibb, north Chilton, north Coosa, north Tallapoosa, and north Chambers county are under a slight risk (threat level 2 of 5) now to 6 a.m. Counties north of that are under a marginal risk of severe storms. Counties across north central Alabama are not under a severe threat including Marion, Winston, Cullman, north Blount, north Etowah, and north Cherokee county but can still expect periods of heavy rain, gusty winds, and possible rumbles of thunder overnight. We ask that everyone under the Tornado Watch keeps all devices and electronics charged. Overnight low temperatures will range from the mid-50s northwest to the upper 60s southeast.

Weekend forecast
Weekend forecast(WBRC FOX6 News)

After storms Monday morning: Roads will likely remain wet through Monday, but after 8 a.m. you can expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Winds will come from the north around 5 to 10 mph. Monday night will bring us a mostly clear sky with temperatures in the low 50s. Tuesday morning, I am holding a slight chance for showers with a mostly cloudy sky and temperatures reaching the mid to upper 60s. Tuesday night could bring a partly cloudy sky with lows in the low 40s. Wednesday looks sunny and dry for those looking to enjoy the Oak Mountain Fair or to plan outdoor activities!

Active weather the second half of the week: There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday of next week. Friday could bring us daytime highs in the low 80s. Saturday will probably end a few degrees cooler in the upper 70s. I anticipate an active weather pattern as we finish March and move into April.

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