Heavy Rain, Storms Possible Tuesday

Heavy Rain, Storms Possible Tuesday

Heavy Rain, Storms Possible Tuesday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the entire WAFB area posted with a slight risk for severe storms and associated cold front push through the Lower Mississippi Valley. While the higher risk area is south of MI, still be prepared for heavy rain and strong wind gusts Tuesday evening.

Wind will be the primary concern through the rest of the day, but strong tornadoes are also possible.

The biggest risk with these storms are strong winds above 50 miles per hour and hail the size of quarters or larger.

In the event of severe weather, have your phone called up to our TEXT ALERTS to follow the storm if you aren't able to watch on air or if the power goes out. Dress for wind chills in the 20s and possible flurries by Wednesday morning.

A strengthening spring storm system will approach the state Tuesday afternoon and evening bringing multiple rounds of thunderstorms.

Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says a cold front will move towards the area on Tuesday afternoon and storms will develop along this front and sweep across the area.

Heavy rain flooded portions of Fayette County Tuesday, forcing county crews to warn drivers of high water areas with signs around the community. Severe weather is most likely there in the level three "Enhanced" area. Lows in the upper 30s and low 40s. It gets cold enough for some lake effect snow Wednesday night.

You can expect mostly cloudy skies to sun/cloud mix on Sunday, with isolated showers for the day. When the front starts to work into northwest Alabama, that's where we could see the greatest instability and potential for stronger storms.

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