Severe weather threat for Elmore County for tonight (6-22-17) through tomorrow (6-23-17)

According to the National Weather Service WFO in Birmingham, there will be scattered to numerous showers tonight, with a few thunderstorms. Low temperatures will be in the 70’s. There is a marginal to slight risk of tornadoes tonight and there is also a marginal to slight risk of tornadoes and damaging wind gusts Friday into Friday evening. Below are 2 graphics from the NWS WFO in Birmingham that describe the severe weather threat and timing of the threat.


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Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

720 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017



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720 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Through Tonight.

Flash flooding will be possible mainly west of a line from Gadsden to Clanton To Linden. Many parts of Central Alabama have received 2 to 4 inches of rain in the past day or so, and an additional 2 inches of rain is possible through Friday. Any heavy rain will have the potential of causing flash flooding on the already saturated ground.

This Flash Flood Watch may need to be expanded in time or area at a later time.

There is a threat for brief tornadoes overnight. What is left of Tropical System Cindy was well west and northwest of Central Alabama, but the rain bands associated with this system will still affect the area. All areas in Central Alabama have some potential.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday.

There is a threat for brief tornadoes and isolated damaging wind gusts on Friday. The main window on Friday will be during the afternoon and evening hours as the remnants of Cindy move just northwest of Central Alabama.

A risk of flash flooding will continue Friday. An additional 2 inches is possible through Friday which will have the potential to produce flooding issues. Some threat may extend into Saturday too.

Rainfall the past few days has caused rises on area rivers. The rivers will continue rising but any flooding looks to be minor at this time.


Activation of storm spotters and Emergency Management may be needed now through Saturday due to the multiple threats across the area.