On July 26, a series of slow moving storms pummeled the Birmingham metro area. Rainfall rates of 1-2″ an hour overwhelmed city streets and carried cars away like they were toys. Thankfully, no injuries or fatalities were attributed to the flash flooding event..
Birmingham residents are gearing up for round two of drenching rainfall. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect all day Friday as storms are expected to build along a passing cold front. This is the same front that brought flooding to Kansas City Thursday morning.
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) July 27, 2017
Central and northern Alabama will likely see the heaviest rainfall. Totals widespread are expected between 1-2″. Isolated spots could pick up 3″ or more.
Gusty winds could cause some damage as well, but the more widespread severe weather threat will be within a marginal risk area to the north on Friday and to the south Saturday.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Karissa Klos