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Another round of severe weather possible today

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RADAR CHECK: Showers early this morning are confined to the far eastern part of the state, and all of those will be in Georgia soon. There is a dense fog advisory in effect for parts of West Alabama.

The morning will be relatively quiet today, and the sun could break out at times.

ANOTHER ROUND OF SEVERE WEATHER: The deep upper low remains anchored over the Midwest, and Alabama will remain in moist, unstable air. Another short wave rotating around the big upper low will bring yet more severe weather to our state this afternoon and tonight; SPC maintains an enhanced “moderate risk” of severe weather for a pretty decent part of the state…

The air over Alabama was pretty much worked over last night by the storms, so it will take some time to destabilize, but models suggest surface based CAPE values will rise into the 1000-2000 j/kg range by afternoon, certainly sufficient for severe weather with this kind of setup.

Unfortunately it looks like all modes of severe weather will be possible, including large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. So, like last night, you will need to be in a position to hear severe weather warnings when issued, and have a plan of action, and a readiness kit in your safe place.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH: It will remain in effect for all of Alabama through tomorrow morning; additional rains of 1-2 inches are likely, and more flash flooding issues are very possible.

Drier air and lower dewpoints will finally advect into the state tomorrow morning as the rain ends from west to east. The sun should begin to break out tomorrow afternoon.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: These two days look dry for our part of the state with a partly sunny sky. The high Thursday will be in the upper 60s, followed by a high around 70 degrees Friday.



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