February 21, 2024
Flash flooding possible Wednesday, Thursday


Winter is usually a season of extremes in Alabama. The seven-day period ending Sunday, Jan. 21, is now the third-coldest week on record since 1996 in Birmingham.History often repeats itself. Alabama experienced a huge warmup after that cold wave in 1996. We will get a big temperature bounce along with some heavy rain and thunderstorms this week.Wednesday and Thursday have been declared Impact Days by WVTM 13 meteorologists. Impact Days mean that the weather may be disruptive to your routine.You should remain aware of changing weather and be able to get weather notifications. To download the WVTM 13 app, click here.>> CHECK YOUR AREA: WVTM 13 Live Doppler RadarWatchesFlood watches go into effect on Wednesday and continue through Thursday evening.IMPACT DAY WEDNESDAY The best chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms comes from noon to midnight for the northern half of the state. In Birmingham, the heaviest rain happens after 4 p.m. Wednesday. >> FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Main ThreatsThe Weather Prediction Center (WPC) outlines a “slight” and “moderate” risk of flash flooding northwest of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Gadsden Wednesday and Thursday.[/image]Expect around 2 to 4 inches of rain in places like Cullman, Jasper, Hamilton, Fayette, Russellville, Moulton, Decatur, Huntsville, Scottsboro, Athens, and The Shoals by Thursday morning.In the Birmingham area, we look for around 1 to 2 inches of rain on Wednesday, and we expect another 1 to 2 inches on Thursday before showers thin out on Friday.Temperatures rise despite the clouds and rain. Daytime highs top out in the upper 60s on Wednesday and Thursday, and that warm, muggy air could help fuel a few strong thunderstorms.The risk of severe weather appears low now, but we will watch closely for any signs of rough storms.>> SHARE WITH US: Upload your photos and videos via uLocalAnother round this weekendShowers are still likely at times on Friday. A cold front brings another round of locally heavy rain and some storms Saturday morning to early afternoon.Saturday has been declared an Impact Day by WVTM 13 meteorologists.For the latest weather coverage for your area, click here. And stay updated with alerts in the WVTM 13 app. You can download it here.

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Winter is usually a season of extremes in Alabama. The seven-day period ending Sunday, Jan. 21, is now the third-coldest week on record since 1996 in Birmingham.

History often repeats itself. Alabama experienced a huge warmup after that cold wave in 1996. We will get a big temperature bounce along with some heavy rain and thunderstorms this week.

Wednesday and Thursday have been declared Impact Days by WVTM 13 meteorologists. Impact Days mean that the weather may be disruptive to your routine.

You should remain aware of changing weather and be able to get weather notifications. To download the WVTM 13 app, click here.

>> CHECK YOUR AREA: WVTM 13 Live Doppler Radar

Watches

Flood watches go into effect on Wednesday and continue through Thursday evening.

IMPACT DAY WEDNESDAY

The best chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms comes from noon to midnight for the northern half of the state. In Birmingham, the heaviest rain happens after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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Main Threats

The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) outlines a “slight” and “moderate” risk of flash flooding northwest of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Gadsden Wednesday and Thursday.

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Expect around 2 to 4 inches of rain in places like Cullman, Jasper, Hamilton, Fayette, Russellville, Moulton, Decatur, Huntsville, Scottsboro, Athens, and The Shoals by Thursday morning.

In the Birmingham area, we look for around 1 to 2 inches of rain on Wednesday, and we expect another 1 to 2 inches on Thursday before showers thin out on Friday.

Temperatures rise despite the clouds and rain. Daytime highs top out in the upper 60s on Wednesday and Thursday, and that warm, muggy air could help fuel a few strong thunderstorms.

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The risk of severe weather appears low now, but we will watch closely for any signs of rough storms.

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Another round this weekend

Showers are still likely at times on Friday. A cold front brings another round of locally heavy rain and some storms Saturday morning to early afternoon.

Saturday has been declared an Impact Day by WVTM 13 meteorologists.

For the latest weather coverage for your area, click here. And stay updated with alerts in the WVTM 13 app. You can download it here.