Wednesday, January 8 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-01-08 22:50:22 GMT
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Monday, May 5 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-05-05 11:59:35 GMT
President Obama declared a major disaster in five Alabama countiesMore >>
President Obama declared a major disaster in Alabama, and Lee County along with Jefferson, Baldwin, Limestone and Mobile Counties will be receiving federal funding to increase recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms.More >>
(FEMA/CDC) - Be alert to changing weather conditions. When there are thunderstorms in your area, turn on your radio or TV to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcementsMore >>
From our Alfa Insurance Camera Network as of 8:00 a.m., Downtown Montgomery has received over 1.5" of rain, Tallassee measuring more than 1.25" and Troy is now nearing 2 inches total since Midnight. That's a lot of rain in a short amount of time, and now the rain is beginning to collect on roadways. Hydroplaning is going to be a big problem. If travel is necessary, reduce speeds.
Heavy rain will continue for the morning and afternoon, helping to stabilize the atmosphere. So much of today will just be rain and a few rumbles of thunder.
Later this evening, the system intensifies and winds in the upper levels begin to pick up and cause shear. While instability won't contribute much to the severe weather, it's the rapid increase of shear that will cause the main concerns to be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. With high rain accumulations already recorded, flooding is also a concern with additional rain amounting to more than 2". The window for severe weather is estimated to begin around 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening in West and Southwest Alabama and become area wide through the overnight and early Monday morning.