Storms are moving in very slowly across northwest Alabama and will continue tracking in an easterly fashion. The storms seem to be training over the same areas and have already caused some flash flooding in parts of western Mississippi. You can track the storms on the Fox 6 Super Tracker by clicking on this link: http://www.myfoxal.com/weather
Storms could intensify and become strong to severe. Main threats include gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy downpours which could lead to flash flooding. The overall coverage of storms will vary across the state on Sunday. Most organized to the north of I-20 and especially towards the highway 278 corridor and south of a line from Marion to Clanton to Alexander City. In between, we'll see just widely scattered activity and only about a 40 percent chance.
The coverage of storms on Monday will be greater and the chance is 60 percent overall. Activity will once again develop during the morning hours across Mississippi and track eastward with time. West Alabama could see rain arriving by the mid-morning hours before spreading eastward and impacting the entire state through the afternoon. Once again, strong storms will be possible with the same threats as Sunday.
The main system responsible for the increased chance for rain and storms exits on Tuesday and rain chances drop off significantly the rest of the week. A ridge of high pressure builds in our direction this week and that means fairly dry and very hot weather for Alabama. A heat advisory may need to be issued by the National Weather Service as temperatures soar into the middle and upper 90s and heat indices reach the lower 100s. This is bad timing seeing high school football kicks off on Friday. Start planning now for very hot days ahead.
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