Weekend severe weather chances dropping, increased threat Monday

This National Weather Service model shows rain in Cullman County Sunday morning, but possibly severe weather only near Fort Payne in the Huntsville office’s coverage area. (Image courtesy of NWS Huntsville)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The National Weather Service Huntsville forecaster issued an updated forecast Friday afternoon, showing that the tropical system coming up from the Gulf Coast will pass south of Cullman County with little effect. The region will instead be impacted by heavy rains from a separate system on Monday.  

“The tropical system will take a sharper northeast turn through the day Saturday, with the center tracking just south of Birmingham by Sunday morning,” wrote the forecaster. “This will keep a majority of the precipitation along and southeast of its track, so at this point, the threat of excessive rainfall for our southeast counties (in the NWS Huntsville service region) is still rather low.” 

On Monday, a system coming from the north will bring heavy rains to the entire north Alabama region. (Image courtesy of NWS Huntsville) 

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