Tropical storm Barry, which was recently decommissioned, weakened on Saturday afternoon when heavy rains poured into the southwest coast of Alabama and sudden floods are becoming a concern.
The National Weather Service at Mobile has observed the rotating storms moving over the Gulf and ashore and expecting further heavy rains over southwest Alabama, sometimes at the present time when Barry managed to touch the mainland.
The Alabama coast is not subject to any hurricane or tropical storm surveillance or warning, but Barry brings a host of other things.
Here is an overview of what Alabama could expect from region by region:
One of the main factors will be the rain. Mobile's National Weather Service has started a flood watch in several counties in southwestern Alabama and said it is possible that 4 to 7 inches of rain will be distributed by Barry.
A flash flood warning is now in effect for parts of Baldwin, Mobile and Escambia counties until 6:30 pm. This includes the city center of Mobile:
Forecasters said the precipitation was 2 to 3 inches per hour, and flash floods could begin shortly.
Heavy rains continued to rain over southwest Alabama already today and floods were reported in Mobile County.
The winds could also blow gusts in southwest Alabama today. According to the weather service, some gusts could reach 35 mph this morning and throughout the afternoon, and a wind advisory is in effect along the coast.
Another source of concern is tornadoes, which can quickly escalate as tropical rains move towards the shoreline.
Mobile's weather service was closely monitoring these storms on Saturday.
The Storm Prediction Center exposes southwestern Alabama to a marginal risk of extreme weather for this very reason.
The weather service is expecting improved conditions starting Sunday when Barry will move away from the area.
Here is an overview of the watches and reviews in southern Alabama:
* Watch for floods until Sunday afternoon for Baldwin, Mobile, Choctaw and Washington counties.
* High risk of return currents will be in place until Tuesday evening for all beaches in Alabama and northwestern Florida.
Many places have closed the water to swimmers.
* Coastal flood warning until 1 pm Sunday for the counties of Mobile and Baldwin.
Up to 3 feet of flooding will be possible along the coast, especially at the approach of high tide, early in the morning and in the middle of the morning from today. and Sunday.
* Surf Notice until 1 pm Sunday for Baldwin and Mobile Counties.
The height of the waves could reach 5 to 10 feet, with a significant rise expected on land.
* Notice of wind until 7 pm Saturday for the central and coastal counties of Mobile and Baldwin.
Winds are expected to blow at 15-25 mph with gusts of up to 35 mph.
Barry's road once inland moved westward from Saturday, and the Birmingham National Weather Service said the potential storm-related impacts had decreased for central Alabama .
The weather service has removed the threat of tornadoes compared to the forecast for central Alabama and reduced total precipitation.
However, scattered showers in many showers will be possible throughout the region today, with the best chances in the southwest.
It is now expected to be one to two inches of rain to the west of Interstate 65, but the quantities could be higher near the Mississippi border.
We expect less than an inch to the east of Interstate 65.
More and more rain will continue early next week when Barry leaves the area.
NORTH OF ALABAMA
The National Weather Service in Huntsville said the remains of Barry could bring heavy rains to parts of northwestern Alabama this weekend, although uncertainties remain over Barry's trajectory once again. Inland.
According to the weather service, Barry could receive 1 to 3 inches of rain from Barry over the next five days, with an inch or less possible on the east side of the state.
The winds could be strong at times, with bursts of 20 to 30 mph available Monday and Tuesday.
The rain and storms unrelated to Barry are expected to occur today this afternoon and could continue in the evening.
The rain can be strong sometimes.
The weather service said the heaviest rain from Barry could arrive from the end of Sunday to early Monday if the storm rains moved into the Tennessee Valley.
The persistent rain of what will remain of Barry will be possible until Wednesday morning.