First Alert: Tornado watch until 9 tonight, rain lingers late tonight
Storm damage in the Magnolia Shores/Highland Home area in Crenshaw County. (Source: WSFA viewer)
Ft. Rucker sustained some damage from a storm Sunday afternoon. (Source: Rickey Stokes)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The National Weather Service has trimmed a few counties from the the tornado watch that will expire for all areas by 9 tonight. The all clear was given for much of south central Alabama. The Wiregrass Region remains under the tornado watch that includes Coffee, Dale, Henry, Geneva, and Houston. The watch runs until 9 p.m.
If a tornado warning is issued, you can watch our on-air weather report here.
A second line of showers and storms will track east across the state tonight bringing the threat of strong wind gusts. We'll continue to monitor this line of storms closely but the odds of tornadic development appears extremely low.
Tornado warnings were issued for many Alabama counties earlier Sunday afternoon. A storm in Crenshaw County led to some damage, including downed trees on homes, according to the Crenshaw County Emergency Management Agency. Volunteer firefighters are working to remove the trees. A few roads in rural areas are also blocked by tree debris. No injuries have been reported.
The Butler County EMA reports a few trees down.
Fort Rucker also sustained some storm damage Sunday afternoon. Some trees have fallen on homes, and a few people sustained minor injuries. Gates are only open for people who live or work on the post. There is some tree debris on power lines.
But we're not done with the rain just yet. Clouds will stick around as we remain below average with our temperatures into the workweek. This system will take a while to fully pass through our area. As of right now the trailing cold front will sweep through Wednesday
That means a chance of showers will remain Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The good news is we'll have drier weather towards the end of the upcoming workweek and more sunshine going in to next weekend.