Rain moves out for Sunday afternoon, but only briefly

 

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Severe storms produced heavy rainfall, intense lightning, and even some wind gusts up to 80 mph late Saturday night. Severe storms have brought down trees across northwest Alabama and in Cullman and southern Morgan Counties. High winds and extreme lightning contributed to power outages in many communities in north Alabama and southern Tennessee Saturday night. Crews worked through the morning hours to restore power.

Severe storms moved out around 4 AM but rain continued through about 11 AM. As we head into the afternoon, mainly dry conditions will take over for several hours. Then, as a slow moving cold front moves in, more scattered showers and storms will be possible.

 

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You don’t need to cancel your plans, but keep in mind with all of the rain that has fallen it will be very muddy and rivers or creeks will likely have more debris than usual. Keep Live Alert 19 close by, especially if you plan to out during the late afternoon. After 3:00 p.m. is when we could see a few more showers or storms develop.

Storms are not expected to be nearly as widespread or intense as they were late Saturday night, but heavy rain and winds up to 30-40 mph are possible.

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