Rain and a few storms continued to track through north and central Alabama as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, but they appeared to be weakening.
It has been a busy night, however. Earlier storms spawned multiple tornado warnings but thankfully only a few damage reports in Alabama, so far.
The National Weather Service wasn’t ready to relax just yet, but indicated that storms seemed to be on a weakening trend.
Only a few counties remained under a tornado watch as of 10 p.m. Tuesday: Blount, Cherokee and Etowah. The watch will be in effect until midnight, but the Storm Prediction Center indicated it could be canceled sooner:
Rain and storms were moving through parts of north and central Alabama as of 10 p.m. but were staying under severe levels:
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center still has the entire northern half of Alabama under a severe weather risk through tonight.
But there’s good news: The enhanced risk has been dropped for north Alabama in the SPC’s latest update.
Now areas from the Tennessee line southward to roughly Birmingham have a slight risk, which means scattered severe storms will be possible.
Areas south of Birmingham but north of Montgomery have a marginal risk, which means severe storms will be possible but will be more isolated.
There is no severe weather risk for south Alabama, and most areas have stayed dry today.
The cold front responsible for today’s storms is expected to weaken as it moves deeper into Alabama, according to the weather service. And there’s no big cool down expected behind it. In fact, highs on Wednesday will be similar to today, with 70s expected in north Alabama and low to mid-80s forecast for south Alabama: