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More Drenching Rain – Flash Flood Watch – Tuesday Video

Good Morning!  More drenching rains.  Flash Flood Watch in effect.  Today’s rain will be followed by another surge which arrives late tonight.  I have Future Radar and the latest on projected rain totals. Also, the latest from the Storm Prediction Center.   Plus, could scattered showers affect our outdoor plans over the weekend.  The latest on the Memorial Day weekend forecast…all of a very wet edition of your Tuesday morning personal weather briefing.

Flash Flood Watch through Wed. AM.


Most of southeast Alabama including in a severe weather risk from the Storm Prediction Center today and again tomorrow.

Future Radar shows the evolution of today’s rain through early evening.  Most concentrated rain this morning and through mid-day, and then another concentrated band of rain arrives during the wee hours of Wednesday morning.


Additional rainfall could total more than 2″ in spots before ending Wednesday PM.

Euro Model shows a big warm up over the weekend, back to near 90 of above.  More scattered showers could affect Memorial day weekend plans on Sunday and Monday.


Flash Flood Watch – Multiple Waves of Rain next 3 Days – Monday Video

Good Morning! Flash Flood Watch in effect as we prepare for 3 waves of rainfall between now and Wednesday which could produce some impressive rainfall totals again.  I’ll update you on how rain could fall.  Future Radar will give you a good idea on when the concentrated rain will arrive.  We’ll look ahead to the upcoming holiday weekend.  Will we be dodging rain drops again?  A lot of good information on your Monday morning personal weather briefing.

Wave one of precipitation arrives this afternoon and this evening and rolls eastward tonight.  Some of the storms could be strong with damaging wind gusts possible.  Locally heavy rainfall.


Future Radar shows the evolution of the rain and storms moving into the state by this afternoon, this evening and tonight.


Rainfall amounts could be rather impressive over the next 3 days, again.  NCEP suggests, easily 3 to 4″, while the Euro model projects possible more than 4″ in spots.  Stay weather aware.  Flash flood watch in effect.



More Potentially Excessive Rainfall Next Few Day

Widespread prolific rainfall caused widespread flooding across at least a 5 county area Saturday evening.  The Montgomery airport has received 8.31” in the past 24 hours.  Look at the map below.  The gray area is where rainfall starts at 5 inches. So, the totals were off this scale.  5 to 8” based on reports, especially in Elmore, Autauga, Montgomery, and Lowndes, where the rainfall was heaviest.  Also, Macon, Dallas, Tallapoosa to a lesser extent.

A FEW SNAPSHOTS AROUND MONTGOMERY SATURDAY NIGHT:   Montgomery County, roads are closed at Narrow Lane Road and Fairview Avenue according to the Montgomery Fire Department. No other roads are blocked at this time, MFR Sgt. O.J. Whiting said.   The Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery and Lowndes will expire at 7AM.


MORE RAIN AHEAD:  Today we will not see the concentrated heavy rainfall like yesterday.  The atmosphere is re-charging.   Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be around today and tonight.  Most places will average perhaps half and inch of rainfall.  But, hang on.  There’s more rain on the way.   Here’s a peak at Today’s future Radar through 10PM tonight.  We note that rain in Mississippi which could arrive in the overnight hours and the wee hours of Monday morning.


RAINFALL NEXT 3-4 DAYS:  Another strong surge of moisture from the next disturbance arrives Monday.  The rain will be heaviest from Monday Evening /Monday night into Tuesday.

The final in a series of disturbances drift in Wednesday before we dry out late week.


EXPECTED ADDITIONAL RAINFALL:   Total additional rainfall could total at least 4 inches and perhaps 5+ inches across central Alabama.  On top of what we have had, that’s significant.  Kiss the moderate drought goodbye.

We laughed on Friday when the Euro model had a strip of 6.5″ rainfall over central Alabama. It was RIGHT. Great respect for the new Euro QPF forecast. Check out the numbers! wow…


Our Weather App will continue to be great to have over the next few days, with future radar, radar, hourly forecasts plus notifications on watches and warnings, which really came in handy Saturday night.  Plus, you will have instant access to all my blogs and weather videos.  It’s free in the app store for IOS or android.  Search Rich Thomas Weather.

I can’t help but remember the last prolific May flooding event here in Montgomery. May 7, 2009. I had 10.64″ at my house. Arrowhead had a Foot of rain. Airport had something like .79.

Your next video will be online Monday morning by 5AM.  Try to have a good Sunday.


FLASH FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL 4:30 AM Several counties remain under warning. 4-7″ already. 1-2″ more. Flooding reported in multiple locations. Airport over 6″ now. Counties affected: Molntgomery, Dallas, Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Autauga.


Cambridge Apartments in Montgomery.

SUNDAY PROSPECTS:  It won’t rain all the time, but waves of showers and thunderstorms will roll through the state again.  The specific details of how the storms will evolve tomorrow are hazy, and depends on several factors.  Probabilities will be high, in the 80% range Sunday and Sunday night.  A couple of the stronger storms could produce damaging wind gusts.

PROJECTED RAINFALL (through Mid Week):  Potential total rainfall through the middle of next week could be substantial, as a series of storm systems drift through the Gulf south.  Take a look at this map from NCEP showing potential total rainfall exceeding 5” in some spots in Alabama and a 6+”  bulls eye over Georgia.