Drier Days Soon! Friday Forecast Update – 5:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! At 5:30pm, the batch of heavy rain and storms is storms is slowly coming to an end from northwest to southeast. This has caused additional flooding across our area, with all creeks and rivers very high, with some rivers in flood stage. Rain amounts are incredible across our area from the past few days. Just since Wednesday, we’ve had many reports of rain totals between 6 and 9 inches!

A few additional showers and storms are possible overnight, but severe weather is not expected. Look for lows in the mid 70s overnight.

The higher chance of showers and storms will happen to the south of I-20 on Saturday. Expect a mostly cloudy sky, with a high in the middle 80s. Rain chances are finally out of here on Sunday. We’ll notice more sunshine than clouds on Sunday, with lower humidity. Afternoon highs will reach the middle 80s. Humidity will remain rather low for Monday through Wednesday of next week, with no risk of rain. Overnight lows will dip into the lower 60s!

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

4pm Friday: Severe Risk Over… Radar Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 4pm Friday, a broken line of heavy rain and thunder continues to push east across Alabama. The leading edge of the heavy rain is lined up from Centre in Cherokee County to Talladega to Clanton to Marion to Linden. Expect some gusty winds and really heavy rain for 20 to 40 minutes along the line itself, followed by 1 to 2 hours of light rain and sprinkles. Fortunately, the risk of severe weather is over for this event. There is no longer a tornado risk or damaging risk along the line based on the current stage of the atmosphere and radar trends.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Current Watches and Warnings Across Central Alabama. Severe Threat Diminishing. 3:30pm, 6/23/17. #wxal @wvua23

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We are continuing to see the severe weather threat across central Alabama come to an end. Several counties have been trimmed from the tornado watch that was supposed to last until 8p.m. and we will likely see several more be trimmed in the next hour as the line of storms continues to push toward the east. We are continuing to do cut in on WVUA 23 News and on our website under the weather tab.

If we do get a tornado warning, you can see us live on both our station channel and via the website. We are also keeping the blog updated on all weather happenings!

Reggie Roakes

2:30pm Friday Radar/Weather Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 2:20pm, there are no current warnings in our area. A tornado watch continues until 8pm this evening, but the storms along the line and out ahead of the line are not showing signs of rotation at the moment. Once the main line passes east of your area, the risk of severe weather will be over for you. We’ll likely see counties dropped from the tornado watch this afternoon, as the line continues to move east.

Expect heavy rain as the line moves through, which could cause some flooding issues. There is a small chance of an isolated spin-up tornado or two through the afternoon, but the risk appears to be lessening. The surface wind is veering around to the southwest, which is a limiting factor when it comes to tornado formation. I still want you to be alert for the next few hours incase a storm or two gets out of hand and become severe…

If a tornado warning is issued for our area, you can watch us live non-stop on WVUA/WUOA or online here: http://wvua23.com/severe-weather-happening-now-live-stream/

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cullman Co Until 2:30pm 2/23/17. @wvua23 #wxal

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Northwestern Cullman County in north central Alabama…
Southwestern Morgan County in north central Alabama…
Southeastern Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama…

* Until 230 PM CDT

* At 155 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Inmanfield,
or 12 miles north of Arley, moving northeast at 55 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Cullman, Hartselle, Falkville, Sardis, Vinemont, West Point, Eva,
Cole Springs, Battleground and Lacon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 800 PM CDT for north central,
northeastern and northwestern Alabama.

LAT…LON 3429 8711 3429 8712 3430 8731 3449 8691
3427 8670 3413 8711
TIME…MOT…LOC 1855Z 238DEG 48KT 3427 8720

TORNADO…POSSIBLE
HAIL…<.75IN
WIND…60MPH

1:40PM Friday Radar Update: Storms Moving Northeast… #alwx @wvua23

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At 1:40pm, we’re watching a line of heavy rain and storms move across west Alabama. Storms are currently lined up from Haleyville to Fayette to Aliceville. The line is progressing east and will impact the rest of west and central Alabama over the next few hours. Cells are forming ahead of the main line and we’ll keep an eye on any signs of rotation within the individual cells, as well as the line.

There are no current tornado warnings in our area, but there are several severe thunderstorm warnings. A tornado watch remains in place for areas along and north of I-20 until 8pm this evening. Inside the watch area, there could be an isolated spin-up tornado, but the tornado risk appears low.. The watch will be allowed to be trimmed back from west to east as the line pushes east. The leading edge of the storms should be out of east Alabama and into Georgia by 8pm. We’ll get light to moderate rain for a few hours after the strongest part of the line passes east of you.

If a tornado warning is issued for our area, you can watch us live non-stop on WVUA/WUOA or online here: http://wvua23.com/severe-weather-happening-now-live-stream/

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fayette Co. Until 2pm, 6/23/17. #wxal @wvua23

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* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Northern Fayette County in west central Alabama…

* Until 200 PM CDT

* At 133 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Haleyville to near Lynn to near Eldridge to
near Glen Allen, moving northeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Winfield, Fayette, Glen Allen, Belk, Bluff, Bevill State College
Fayette, Hubbertville, Bazemore, Fowlers Crossroads and Richard
Arthur Field.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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A tornado watch remains in effect until 800 PM CDT for northwestern,
west central Alabama.

LAT…LON 3392 8777 3391 8764 3387 8764 3387 8753
3380 8753 3366 8794 3379 8795
TIME…MOT…LOC 1833Z 238DEG 41KT 3429 8764 3410 8755 3399 8760 3387
8770

HAIL…<.75IN
WIND…60MPH