A large area of rain and storms is rolling through the area Tuesday and Wednesday
with a threat of severe storms and flooding as it tracks across Central Alabama.
Severe Weather Update: The strongest thunderstorms will continue east, taking the severe threat with them. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms could occur behind the line through the afternoon...though no severe weather is expected after the times listed here.
Timing: through 3pm CDT / 4pm EDT.
Our risks are: damaging straight-line winds up to 60mph, quarter size hail, & a tornado that cannot be ruled out
The threat level has decreased from enhanced to slight threat for risks associated with these storms for the majority of Chambers County
The extreme south end of the county remains in the enhanced threat area.
Another potential for severe storms will exist on Wednesday.
Additional individual or clusters of thunderstorms are forecast to develop south of Hwy 80/ I-85 and move northeastward during the morning.
Initially, these storms will contain large hail up to golf ball size and damaging straight-line winds. However, as we get past sunrise and into the mid to late morning hours, these storms could become supercells, with all modes of severe weather, including tornadoes. The potential exists for EF2 or greater tornadoes south of Hwy 80/I-85.
In addition, a line of thunderstorms will enter the western portions of the state between 7-9 am and move southeastward, exiting the southeast sections around 5 pm. There could be substantial swaths of straight-line wind damage of 60-70 mph as well as a few embedded tornadoes, primarily and once again near and south of Hwy 80/I-85.
Widespread 1-3 inches of rain is forecast statewide through this afternoon, with some spots potentially receiving 4+ inches. This could lead to flash flooding in spots.
Be advised to never attempt to drive or walk through flooded roadways. Road beds may be washed out beneath the water. The water is swift-moving and could sweep you or your vehicle off the roadway.
Be mindful that our neighboring county, Lee County is under a tornado watch