Posted at 7:30 a.m. on 2/11/2018 – The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to keep Elmore County in a Marginal Risk severe weather threat area through this evening. Isolated severe storms possible this afternoon and evening. The main threat will be damaging winds, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out.
Also, a Flood Watch continues to be in effect for all of Central Alabama through 6 PM this evening. Rainfall totals of generally 1.0″-1.5″ likely, with locally higher amounts are possible today.
Please monitor the weather closely!
Below is the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS Office in Birmingham:
DAY ONE…Outlook through Tonight.
Rainfall will continue move through Central Alabama today. Some of
the rain may be heavy at times and may cause flooding in low lying
areas. The main area of concern is along and southeast of a Selma to
Sylacauga to Centre line.
Strong to marginally severe storms will be possible this afternoon
and evening generally along and south of a Selma to Alexander City
line. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts, but a short lived
isolated tornado will also be possible.
River Flood Warnings will remain in effect for portions of the Black
Warrior River and Tombigbee River Basins to reach minor flood stage.
Please refer to River Flood Statements for specific point flood and
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.
River Flood Warnings will continue for portions of the Black Warrior
River and Tombigbee River Basins for minor flooding through at least
Wednesday. Please refer to River Flood Statements for specific point
flood and crest information.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
this afternoon and evening.