Forecasters say the stormy weather could also affect parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Flash flooding along with damaging winds and a few pockets of rotation will be possible.
"Rainfall totals by late Wednesday evening will range from 1-3" across the viewing area, with a few spots possibly reaching 4". This means that there is a potential for severe weather with this system.
According to the NWS, showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday late afternoon through the weekend. We will have to keep an eye on the northern edge of the area for the possibility of strong storms that may develop along a warm front in the evening.
The next round of strong storms is expected to affect Alabama on Sunday.
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Up to three inches of rain is likely by early next week.
Storms have exited Alabama this afternoon; most communities are enjoying a sunny sky with temperatures in the upper 70s. The expected low will be around 49 with south winds of 6 to 9 miles per hour becoming west in the evening.
Even still, we'll have to monitor the storms and you'll need to plan for rain Thursday. The heavy rainfall, ranging from 2 to 6 inches, is expected to be accompanied by large hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes, according to the weather service. The greatest concern for severe storms still appears to be Marion, Lamar, Winston, Walker, Fayette, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Sumter, Hale, and Greene Counties. Below is a breakdown of what to expect through Thursday, while a more in-depth article that outlines the threat from Thursday night into Sunday can be found HERE.
Heavy rain is likely Saturday.