MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - All eyes have been on Laura, which is now a tropical storm. Locally, far-reaching outer bands have sent some thunderstorms through Alabama, but severe impacts have not been felt from this system. If you look at the forecast track and where we are located, Laura is helping influence a rise in overall rain chances.
Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop through this evening. Some storms are strong with blinding rain, and a few isolated severe storms could develop.
Activity will back-off overnight before rain chances get cranking again early Friday morning.
As Laura starts to turn eastward, tropical moisture will continue to pile up here in Alabama. That will help fuel more scattered showers and thunderstorms, with rain starting in west Alabama before the sun rises.
It looks like central and south Alabama will be far enough away from Laura’s eventual track to keep us out of the severe weather and flash flood risk. We will watch for rotation in Friday’s storms, but the risk is very, very low.
Scattered showers and storms will continue through the weekend and into next week.