MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Sally slowly crawled across Alabama Wednesday, bringing torrential rain, flash flooding and wind damage. Sally is still lashing at many tonight, and impacts could continue to be felt into early Thursday.
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Flooding: Heavy rain is relentless across much of central and east. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of our area until Thursday morning. When all is said and done, we’ll see rainfall totals 4-10+″ with lighter amounts in the western counties.
Behind the flash flooding threat arrives the likelihood of river flooding. All the rain that has fallen will drain into the rivers, and they will swell in the coming days. Rivers in the River Region and points south could see moderate to potentially major flooding through the weekend.
Wind: Multiple trees down, thousands of power outages across the state... all in a days work with Sally. The major risk of wind damage is now over, but sustained winds of 20 - 30 mph are still likely across portions of Central Alabama. Trees and power lines could still come down between now and Thursday afternoon.
The tornado risk is close to zero. A rogue, quick tornado cannot be ruled out in the strongest rain bands, but tornadoes are no longer a main concern of ours.
More information on Sally’s impacts, including damage reports, road closures and power outages can be found here.