HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Storm Prediction Center has placed the majority of the Tennessee Valley under a slight risk for severe weather tomorrow afternoon. Laura will diminish into a tropical depression early tomorrow as it starts to take an ENE track and will bring outer rain bands into the Tennessee Valley. The main threats look to be damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, small, spin-up isolated tornadoes, and heavy rainfall that could lead to flash-flooding in some areas.
The timing for storms to move through are going to be as early as afternoon and as late as early Saturday morning. The western portion of the Tennessee Valley, which includes Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin counties as well as portions of Limestone, Lawerence, and Giles County in Tennessee to see storms as soon as 1 PM move through. The central portion of the Valley can expect to see storms roll through around 4 PM and include portions of Limestone and Lawerence counties as well as Madison, Morgan, Cullman and portions of Marshall and Jackson counties. The extreme eastern portion of the Valley can expect storms around 7 PM and include the rest of Marshall and Jackson counties and DeKalb county.
A good amount of rain accumulation is expected through Saturday night when rain looks to exit our area. Half of an inch to two inches is to be expected throughout the Tennessee Valley.