Storms Develop for Memorial Day. Sunday Forecast Update, 7:20pm. #wxal @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PMGood Sunday evening! Showers and storms wrapped up early this morning for central Alabama. Conditions quickly turned sunny for a short amount of time before clouds redeveloped over the area. This kept temperatures from warming too extensively. Despite that, it still felt warm today with muggy conditions. We still have the chance for a few isolated showers and storms this evening, but the chances are very low: instead, the next chance for rain will start early tomorrow morning for Memorial Day when a batch of showers and storms make it into the state, if they have the steam to make it. In the afternoon, a stalled front over Alabama provides lift to take the humid air at the surface to start producing showers and storms periodically throughout the day.

The remainder of the work week will see numerous chances for showers and storms with the stalled front still providing some lift to get them fired off in the afternoons. Mornings and nights should remain dry. Temperatures will gradually be warming through the week until a low pressure system slowly starts to lift northeastward.

Next weekend the slow traversing system will be providing more rain, along with slightly cooler weather, depending on how much cloud cover develops. If more sunlight makes it through, we will adjust those numbers to something a little warmer. Rain chances still remain low since it currently seems like the fronts that will be moving through won’t provide too much forcing to produce large bands of storms.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fayette and Lamar Co. until 2:30 a.m, 5/28/17. #wxal @wvua23


The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Fayette County in west central Alabama…

Lamar County in west central Alabama…
* Until 230 AM CDT
* At 108 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from near Evergreen to 7 miles north of Weston, moving

southeast at 50 mph.
HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to 

mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. 
* Locations impacted include…

Winfield, Fayette, Vernon, Sulligent, Millport, Berry, Glen Allen,

Kennedy, Detroit, Belk, Beaverton, Gu-

Win, Bankston, Bluff, Ashcraft Corner, Boley Springs, Blooming

Grove, Lamar County Airport, Crews and Bedford.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
This is a DANGEROUS SITUATION. These storms are producing widespread 

wind damage. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay 

away from windows! 

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LAT…LON 3406 8821 3405 8799 3402 8799 3402 8795

3392 8795 3391 8764 3387 8763 3387 8755

3369 8753 3369 8742 3360 8742 3361 8763

3358 8765 3358 8767 3352 8768 3353 8827

TIME…MOT…LOC 0608Z 325DEG 42KT 3410 8857 3427 8804 
HAIL…<.75IN

WIND…70MPH

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Winston and Walker Co. until 2:30 a.m, 5/28/17. #wxal @wvua23

 The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Walker County in Alabama…

Winston County in northwestern Alabama…
* Until 230 AM CDT
* At 121 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from 7 miles northeast of Phil Campbell to near Detroit,

moving southeast at 60 mph.
HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to 

mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. 
* Locations impacted include…

Jasper, Haleyville, Sumiton, Cordova, Dora, Carbon Hill, Lynn,

Arley, Double Springs, Parrish, Oakman, Addison, Sipsey, West

Jefferson, Kansas, Nauvoo, Eldridge, Curry, Gorgas Steam Plant and

Houston Recreational Area.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
This is a DANGEROUS SITUATION. These storms are producing widespread 

wind damage. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay 

away from windows! 

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LAT…LON 3430 8717 3427 8711 3397 8714 3393 8709

3390 8710 3389 8705 3381 8695 3377 8702

3366 8706 3360 8719 3355 8719 3352 8725

3351 8729 3359 8732 3360 8742 3369 8743

3369 8753 3387 8753 3387 8762 3431 8763

TIME…MOT…LOC 0621Z 300DEG 51KT 3441 8760 3404 8811 
HAIL…<.75IN

WIND…70MPH

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Marion County. Expires at 2am, 5/28/17. #wxal @wvua22

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Marion County in northwestern Alabama…
* Until 200 AM CDT
* At 1249 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from near Tombigbee State Park to 7 miles northeast of

Red Bay, moving southeast at 50 mph.
HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to 

mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. 
* Locations impacted include…

Hamilton, Winfield, Haleyville, Guin, Hackleburg, Brilliant, Glen 

Allen, Gu-Win, Weston, Brinn, Lake Buttahatchee, Bear Creek, Twin, 

Tucker, Rankin Fite Airport, Marion County Public Lake, Piney 

Grove, Tessner, Shottsville and Pearces Mill.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.
This is a DANGEROUS SITUATION. These storms are producing widespread 

wind damage across northern Mississippi. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a 

sturdy structure and stay away from windows! 

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LAT…LON 3430 8763 3392 8764 3392 8795 3402 8795

3402 8799 3405 8799 3406 8821 3432 8818

TIME…MOT…LOC 0549Z 312DEG 45KT 3432 8861 3451 8806 
HAIL…<.75IN

WIND…70MPH

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Northern Central Alabama. Expires 5 a.m. 5/28/17. #wxal @wvua 23

regional_temp_640 (10).JPGTHE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
285 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CDT SUNDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

BLOUNT CULLMAN

IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

CHEROKEE ETOWAH

IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

MARION WINSTON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF CENTRE, GADSDEN, HALEYVILLE,
HAMILTON, AND ONEONTA.

Several Rounds of Storms for Remaining Extended Weekend. Saturday Forecast Update- 7:10pm. @wvua23 #wxal

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Good Saturday evening! It was warm and muggy across central Alabama today. That humid air will be fuel for the storms that will try and work their way into the area tonight. North Alabama will see the greatest amount of storm activity, with some still remaining “beef-ed up” as they slide into our northern counties. I don’t expect any severe weather with these storms. Just expect a few to provide some gusty winds, along with a slight chance of some hail. As they slide into the rest of central Alabama, storms will be weakening. The grunt of shower and storm activity should end early in the morning. By Sunday afternoon, a few scattered storms will re-develop with such warm and humid conditions present. Sunday night, a surface low will move over Alabama and stall out over the state. This will produce a more organized batch of showers and storms late Sunday night into Monday morning, with multiple rounds of storm developing for Memorial Day…it might be best to try and keep most plans indoors.

After our extended weekend, the surface front will still remain stalled over Alabama…meaning more lift for shower and storm activity in the afternoons. Each day will feel muggy, meaning those mid 80’s will feel like low 90’s and upper 80’s will feel…HOT! This trend will last all the way through the work week and even into next weekend.

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Few Storms Ahead… Mild & Muggy Conditions. Friday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! Our local weather has turned much warmer this afternoon, with most areas reaching the upper 80s. Dewpoints are rising, which will make for a muggy feel to the air tonight and over the weekend. We can expect a few rounds of rain and storms to impact portions of Alabama over the holiday weekend.

Saturday, a batch of storms will likely impact far north Alabama during the afternoon, mainly north of HWY 278. If you have outdoor plans tomorrow, keep an eye on that cluster of storms incase it makes it further south than expected. I’m calling for a few storms for areas mainly north of I-20 during the afternoon hours. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s on Saturday under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. Even for areas that could get a passing storm Saturday afternoon and night, it will not rain for hours and hours. There is little to no risk of any rain south of I-20 on Saturday.

Sunday, several rounds of storms will impact north Alabama, with highs in the upper 80s. It appears, the best chance of storms will remain north of HWY 278 over the Tennessee Valley on Sunday, but again, I can’t rule out a few storms making it as far south as I-20. The risk of a passing storms south of I-20 on Sunday is very low.

Monday, the front stalls across central Alabama, bringing a good chance of showers and storms. I do not expect an all day rain on Monday, but a few waves of showers and storms will be possible from time to time. Memorial Day outdoor plans may turn wet, so plan accordingly.

The front appears to stall along I-20 on Monday and Tuesday. This means we will need to maintain the risk of a few storms on Tuesday, especially south of I-20.

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