More Storms Today
Here is your morning update: Showers that fell in Lauderdale County eastward into Morgan County are now gone. Things are quiet in our short term forecast this morning. Patchy dense fog for some especially in DeKalb County is now mixing out.
From Early This Morning:
Showers fall this morning in northwest Alabama. We’ll watch this complex slowly press east. Don’t be surprised to hear a few rumbles of thunder as well on your way to work this Friday morning. Here is a look at Armor just before 4am. (This system bought light rain to Decatur around 6am.)
Image Taken at 3:44am
Here is the regional scene. We’ll monitor these disturbances through the day. The one that bought us severe weather Thursday is now near Savannah, Georgia. The one over Oklahoma is our forecast. As that moves in, heavy rain and dangerous lightning are in the forecast. Strong, gusty winds are also expected along with sporadic power outages. We’re hopeful that this line won’t be as strong as Thursday’s. We’ll see this afternoon.
We get a break on Saturday as an upper level ridge to our southwest builds in. That should protect the Tennessee Valley from significant storms the first half of the weekend. On Sunday, we might not be as fortunate. Another round of strong to severe storms is possible as another wave moves in. This map shows that upper ridge getting close enough to keep heavy storms away Saturday.
Rain totals will likely exceed one inch today and another round of heavy rain Sunday brings our rain totals even higher next week. Stay with WHNT News 19 and http://www.valleywx.com for the latest weather information.