WDHN Storm Team: Tornado Watch and very heavy rain until late tonight

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Tropical Storm Marco is diminishing, but that hasn’t stopped it from producing severe weather throughout Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 11 PM CDT or 12 AM EDT. This means that the weather conditions are favorable to produce tornadoes, but it does not mean that there is a tornado on the ground right now. We are watching a few areas of interest throughout the evening especially along the Panhandle, Southern Alabama, and SW Georgia. Portions of Jackson and Holmes Counties have been placed until a Flash Flood Warning until 7:30 PM CDT. We will likely see more flood advisories and warnings throughout the area as Marco continues to drop quite a bit of rain over the next 12 hours.

As Marco moves farther inland and farther west Tuesday, we can expect our severe weather impacts to decrease dramatically. There will still be some chances for rain Tuesday and Wednesday as temperatures warm up much more than they did today.

Tropical Storm Laura is expected to moved into the Gulf and become a strong hurricane before making landfall along the coastlines of Louisiana and/or Texas mid-week. While this storm looks less likely to impact us, we won’t stop monitoring the situation.

Beyond Wednesday, we’ll keep around the scattered storm chances each day through the weekend and see temperatures in the low 90s.

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