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NWS Huntsville places Cullman Co. under Tropical Storm Warning

HUNTSVILLE - The National Weather Service in Huntsville has placed the counties of Cullman, De Kalb, Jackson, Madison and Morgan under a TROPICAL STORM WARNING through Tuesday.  Lincoln, Franklin and Moore counties in southern middle Tennessee have been removed from the Tropical Storm Watch.

A Tropical Storm Warning means Tropical storm wind conditions are expected somewhere within this area and within the next 36 hours

* WIND

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Tropical storm force winds remain possible - Peak Wind Forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 55 mph

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind impacts. Remaining efforts to secure properties should now be brought to completion. - Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding rain impacts. - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures.

* TORNADO

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

- CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - Emergency plans need not include a threat for tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still occur. - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical tornadoes. - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

- POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://weather.gov/huntsville


Hurricane Irma is now a Category 2 over west central Florida near Tampa Bay. The storm continues to move northward this late Sunday evening and a gradual weakening trend is expected into the early morning period Monday. The storm will continue its northward track across western Georgia on Monday, and eventually cross into the Tennessee Valley Monday afternoon. The remnants of Irma will continue to impact the Tennessee Valley Monday night into Tuesday, as the system moves northwest towards the Mid South region. Strong gusty winds and heavy rainfall associated with Irma will taper off to the west late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening as the system exits the area.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS

WIND: Potential impacts from strong hazardous winds include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. 

FLOODING RAIN: Potential impacts from hazardous flooding include: - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast.

NEXT UPDATE

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in Huntsville AL around 6 AM CDT Monday, or sooner if conditions warrant.


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