A strong line of showers and thunderstorms is currently moving through North Alabama. Gusts over 50 mph will be possible along with severe winds over 60 mph. We will continue to monitor this thunderstorm line through this afternoon and evening.
Winds out of the southeast at 15-25 mph and gusting up to 40 mph for North Alabama Saturday afternoon. A Wind Advisory will be in effect until 5PM today.
North Alabama can expect an additional .5 to 1.0" of rain through Saturday evening. The flash flood threat past 10 AM is fairly low, but not zero. This is also the case with the threat for severe weather. Most of our counties are included in a "Marginal Risk" for severe weather, meaning a strong to severe storms will be isolated if they occur in the outlined area. Damaging wind is the main threat, and the tornado risk is low, not non-existent.
Once the rain moves out, Sunday will be cloudy and cool. We get a couple more mainly dry days in Monday and Tuesday before rain chances increase starting Wednesday. At this point, there is little to no confidence in the forecast past Wednesday, but be on the lookout for a chilly and damp Halloween evening!