Severe thunderstorms continue just to the south of the WAAY 31 coverage area this evening. Some of these storms have produced damaging wind gusts as well as a few tornadoes. We have seen reports and photos of substantial damage from a likely tornado earlier this evening. We will continue to closely monitor these storms as they inch closer to North Alabama late this evening. The severe weather threat comes to an end just after midnight.
The primary threats tonight continue to be damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, and a few isolated tornadoes. Much of the area has seen over three inches of rain so far today, with at least another one to two inches likely through the evening hours tonight. A Tornado Watch remains in effect for Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, and Sand Mountain.
With several waves of rain already today and tonight, flash flooding has already become an issue in many locations. If you have to travel tonight, please use extreme caution. If at all possible, just stay home.
Continue to stay weather aware tonight. Have multiple ways to receive warnings (WAAY 31 Storm Tracker Weather App, NOAA Weather Radio). Also be sure to know where you are going to take shelter when a watch of warning issued. Charge your mobile devices in case you lose power. Stay with WAAY 31 for continuous updates all night long both on air and online at waaytv.com.