Flash flooding could become a big problem across parts of North Alabama, southern Tennessee and NW Georgia as we finish the work week and begin the weekend. Locally heavy rain will come in bands of showers and thunderstorms that will develop and slowly track to the northeast along a stalled frontal boundary. These showers and thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon, evening and overnight hours.
There will be breaks in the rain bands but some of these bands will be capable of producing 2-3 inches of rain in less than an hour. Rainfall totals could be anywhere from 4-7 inches through Saturday afternoon. The heaviest rainfall totals will likely be along and east of I-65.
If you will be camping or spending time by the river please be on the lookout for rising water and make sure you have a way to receive warning information. Never try to drive through flooded roadways. Other hazards include falling trees due to saturated soil and hydroplaning on area roads.
Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s Thursday and Friday and return to the middle 80s over the weekend. Overnight lows will be around 70 degrees. The wind will be light and from the east. Some area thunderstorms could produce strong gusty winds.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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