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Rain, Tornadoes, Wind, and Winter Weather Come to Tri-States on Tuesday

By: Multiple Sources (See Below)
By: Multiple Sources (See Below)

Dothan Rain (By Sean Sporman)

From early Tuesday morning and off and on throughout the day and even into Wednesday morning, it's been a rainy time in the Wiregrass.

And that included the circle city.

The rain was pouring if you were driving northward through Dothan around 8 am Tuesday morning.

The rain was light earlier on, but picked up later.

Midland City, Ozark, and Ariton were just some of the other cities that got a soaking Tuesday morning.

The Dothan airport 1.66” of rain Tuesday.
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Florala Rain (by Mike Gurspan)

Strong winds and heavy rain caused several power outages and some minor flooding in Covington County Tuesday morning.

Traffic in Downtown Florala slowed down to nearly a crawl on 5th avenue.

Drivers had difficulty seeing the road.

Florala police temporarily closed traffic in low-lying areas as a safety measure.

Fortunately, there were no major transportation issues.
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Troy Rain (by Sean Sporman)

It also rained hard at Troy University!

Classes were out on Tuesday for fall break and the Thanksgiving holidays, but employees were still on campus and hopefully stayed dry as the downpours came down.

In all, the Troy Municipal Airport recorded 1.14” of rain from Tuesday’s storm system.
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18 Wheeler Overturned in Birmingham (by WIAT)

On a cold and very rainy Tuesday morning, an 18-wheeler traveling southbound on I-65 slid off the road.

The truck ended up overturned in a ditch near University Boulevard and Green Springs Avenue.

The driver of the 18-wheeler has been taken to the hospital and his condition is not known at this time.
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Tornadoes Possibly Touch Down in Florida Panhandle (by Sean Sporman)

The same storm system prompted tornado watches in the Florida panhandle on Tuesday morning.

And, there were at least two reports of possible tornadoes.

According to the storm prediction center, one of them was in Gulf County near the community of Stone Mill Creek. Another was in the Liberty County community of Red Hill.

Both were reported to have downed or uprooted trees.

It's possible they were the same storm or two separate storms.
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Freeze Warning in Effect for Wiregrass (by Sean Sporman)

The National Weather Service has placed our area under a freeze warning for Wednesday night into the morning hours of Thanksgiving Day.

Forecasters say that temperatures could drop to between 26 and 32 degrees, with wind chills in the low to mid 20s.


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