Alabama Skies: Heavy rain, gusty winds to highlight Wednesday’s weather

Published 9:15 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

It’s hard to believe that this time last week, we were dealing with sub-zero wind chills in the north and single digit wind chills on the Gulf Coast. Although we finally thawed out, we’re dealing with a different kind of dangerous weather Wednesday, especially for people on the roads.

We’re expecting at least a couple inches of rain in parts of the state Wednesday with heavy rain possible everywhere. We could have a storm or two, but the main risk is flash flooding. As more rain comes over the next few days, we could begin to have some problems with creeks and rivers, too.

Besides the heavy rain, we could have wind gusts up to 25 or 30 miles per hour.

North Alabama

A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and storms likely in the afternoon. Some of the rainfall could be heavy. High of 63. Wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour. Showers likely overnight with a thunderstorm possible. Low of 58.

Central Alabama

Showers likely with a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Rainfall could be heavy at times. High of 66. More showers overnight with a storm possible. Low of 62.

South Alabama

Showers are likely with a thunderstorm possible, especially in the afternoon. High of 72. Wednesday night, showers likely with a thunderstorm or two possible. Low of 62.

Gulf Coast

Showers and thunderstorms. Fog is possible early. High of 71. Showers are likely overnight with a thunderstorm or two possible. Fog. Low of 62.