By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – Wednesday 7:00 am, May 25, 2022
Some Flooding and severe wind gusts are possible due to multiple rounds of thunderstorms with heavy rain today through Thursday evening.
So far this week, areas in southwest Alabama have received widespread 2-4 inches of rainfall with spots in excess of six inches. Elsewhere across the state, widespread 1-2 inches have occurred.
An additional 2-4 inches of rainfall is forecast statewide today through Thursday evening with locally higher amounts, especially in the southwest sections of the state where 6-8 inches are possible. This could produce significant flash flooding, especially in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Flash flooding will be more localized elsewhere in the state.
There is a Marginal Risk of severe storms statewide today through Thursday evening. A band of thunderstorms this morning may produce a few wind gusts from 40-60 mph across the southern portions of the state, and elsewhere across Alabama this afternoon and evening including hail up to the size of quarters.
From late tonight through Thursday afternoon, 2-3 more bands of thunderstorms may produce a few wind gusts from 40-60 mph as well as a couple of tornadoes, as wind shear will be increasing which will allow some storms to rotate. However, widespread severe weather, including tornadoes is not expected.
Friday through the weekend is forecast to be dry.