Windy/Wet Through Tonight; Improving Weather Tomorrow
Update 10:25am 9/11/17
James Spann says now that rain will overspread most of the state during the day today and continue tonight. Southwest Alabama, however, will stay dry for the most part… places like Mobile, Jackson, Grove Hill, Gulf Shores.
The Tropical Storm Warning still in effect includes places like Gadsden, Anniston, Sylacauga, Alexander City, Auburn, Montgomery, Troy, and Dothan. It does not include Tuscaloosa, Birmingham or Huntsville.
The highest winds across Alabama will come from about 12:00 noon today through 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. Winds over the eastern counties, in the tropical storm warning, will average 30-40 mph with higher gusts, especially on ridges. For the rest of the state in the wind advisory, winds will average 20-30 mph with an occasional higher gust.
Rain will end very early tomorrow, and winds will die down during the day. In fact, the sun could break out tomorrow afternoon. The weather stays cool with a high in the 60s.
The impacts of Hurricane Irma will be felt over much of the southeastern United States, and a Tropical Storm Warning is already in effect for the eastern portion of Alabama. In Tuscaloosa, we could see strong winds and heavy rainfall as Irma makes her way inland.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham's latest forecast suggests Tuscaloosa could see sustained winds of close to 30 miles an hour throughout the day tomorrow--and sustained winds will be much stronger in eastern Alabama. Tuscaloosa could see wind gusts of up to 40 mph tomorrow as well.
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