One Day Closer to Sunshine! Forecast update 6pm @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Sunday evening! Highs today reaches into the mid 40s for much of the state with a high of 46 here in Tuscaloosa and a low of 41.

Right now here in Alabama we are still just a little downstream of the main trough axis. What this means for us is that winds are accelerating out of the trough making it a windy day. It will not be as gusty as yesterday where we saw gusts up to 40mph in Birmingham! We are seeing gusts around 15-20mph right now.

The low pressure system that moved through yesterday is not to our east and we are seeing more isolated showers behind this system. We have high pressure to our west that won’t move through until Tuesday and will bring us drier conditions with plenty of sunshine for your Tuesday and Wednesday.

A few scattered showers are possible tonight and tomorrow and everyone wants to know if we might see snow. The upper levels of the atmosphere are cold enough to form snow but at the surface we just aren’t cold enough to allow any to stick on the ground. Flurries are possible in more northeast counties tonight/tomorrow but there will not be much if any at all. No traffic issues are expected.

Thursday is when our next system moves in bringing showers and possibly a thunderstorm to central Alabama. Highs will become a little warmer in the low 60s.

Danielle Davis

Twitter @DanielleDaviswx

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Cold and Rainy Now, Sunshine later this week! Forecast update 5pm @wvua23 #alwx

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngHappy Saturday everyone! It seems odd not watching college football today but it is good that there isn’t a game here in Tuscaloosa because it is nasty outside. Rain is moving across the state and staying steady throughout this afternoon and into our evening hours.

Our highest temperature we’ve reached in Tuscaloosa today was 47 degrees at 10am…. our lowest temperature today was 45 degrees at 2am!! We have not warmed up much today and we are starting to cool as the night moves forward. Fortunately, the clouds will allow us to not fall too cold tonight but don’t let that fool you because lows are still in the low 40s. Bundle up and start a fire in your fireplace this evening!

Right now here in Alabama we are sitting just downstream of a trough which is allowing conditions to be more favorable for rain and rising motion… hence the rain right now. There is also a low pressure system just south of Mississippi adding to this as well. The trough and low pressure will continue to track east and with that our rain chances will decrease into Monday. Monday there is only a small chance for a few scattered showers but mot areas will stay dry.

Sunshine returns Tuesday and temperatures will increase into the low 50s. By Thursday we will be back in the 60s but another system will move through bringing some more rain. We are looking to be dry for next weekend though!

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @danielledaviswx

Wet Weather Continues… Chilly Weekend… Friday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! We had a morning/midday wave of rain impact most central and west Alabama. As of 3:30pm, that wave has weakened and move east. A much more widespread area of rain is nosing into west Alabama, with the rain shield extending as far west as west Texas. This huge slug of rain is going to move into Alabama this evening and tonight becoming heavy at times. Rain can be expected most of the day on Saturday, with rain becoming heavy at times. Rain amounts between now and Sunday morning will approach 2 to 4 inches!

By Sunday, the area of low pressure along the Gulf coast will begin to push east of our area. The heavier rain will come to an end Saturday night, with periods of light rain expected on Sunday, especially during the morning. Rain will become much more isolated by the afternoon on Sunday, but skies will remain overcast. Expect temperatures to remain in the 40s during the day and at night today through Monday.

On Tuesday, drier air will take over, with an increase in sunshine. Temperatures will reach the lower 50s Tuesday afternoon and we may reach 60 on Wednesday.

Another storm system is set to impact Alabama on Thursday and Friday of next week. This system could produce locally heavy rain.

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
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Wet Weather Friday Through Sunday… Thursday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.png Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather started off very cold this morning, with nearly all of central Alabama in the lower to middle 20s at sunrise. Temperatures made it into the lower 50s for areas along and south of I-20 this afternoon. Clouds are increasing this evening, but conditions will remain dry overnight.

Models have sped up the arrival time for the rain on Friday. It appears light rain and sprinkles will overspread north and central Alabama during the day on Friday, with a soaking rain through the afternoon and evening. Rain will become heavy at times Friday night and through the day on Saturday. I expect rain to fall nearly the entire day on Saturday. Temperatures will remain cold with highs in the upper 40s on Friday and Saturday.

By Sunday, the heavier rain will move east of our area, and we’ll be left with areas of light rain and drizzle through the day. Expect highs in the upper 40s on Sunday. A few sprinkles remain possible on Monday, but models have warmed thermal values a bit to where flurries are no longer in the forecast. We’ll remain in the 40s all day on Monday as well. Rain amounts over the weekend will approach 3″, with some flooding possible.

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
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Cold Days Ahead… Very Wet Weekend…Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather started off very chilly this morning, with all of central Alabama below freezing. Despite the sunshine, areas along and north of I-20 remained in the 40s for highs. Look for a clear and cold night tonight, with all of our area dropping into the middle to upper 20s.

We’ll start off Thursday, with a good dose of sunshine. Temps will reach the lower 50s by mid afternoon. Clouds gradually increase by the late afternoon and evening hours. Clouds continue to increase on Friday. There could be some sprinkles over far west Alabama after 3pm Friday, but the more widespread rain arrives Friday night.

Moderate to heavy rain can be expected on Saturday; in-fact, rain will be falling nearly the entire day. Rain amounts of 2-3″ will be likely in our area. Areas of light rain and drizzle can be expected on Sunday. Look for a cloudy sky, with temperatures in the 40s all day on Sunday.

There is a chance as colder air arrives Sunday night and Monday morning that sprinkles could change over to a few flurries, especially north of I-20. This doesn’t look like an impact issue event, but we’ll keep an eye on trends.

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

Cold Days Continue… Wet and Cold Weekend…Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has been chilly all day despite the sunshine. Most areas north of I-20 remained in the 40s for highs, with low 50s along and south of I-20. Expect a freeze tonight, as lows dip into the upper 20s tonight.

Wednesday will be a degree or two cooler than today, with most spots in the 40s for highs. We’ll have a sunny sky and a light northwest breeze.

Clouds increase late in the day on Thursday, but we will remain dry through Friday afternoon. A surface low will deepen in the northern Gulf on Friday and move east over the weekend. We’ll deal with a cold rain here locally late Friday through Saturday night, but models continue to show thermal values too warm for wintry weather. We’ll watch the setup… Rain amounts of 2 to 3 inches appear likely between Saturday morning and Sunday night. Highs will only top out in the 40s this weekend.

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
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Dry Through Thursday… Wet Weekend… Monday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather started off cool this morning, with a seasonal afternoon. Areas along and south of I-20 made the lower 60s this afternoon. A chilly northwest wind is ushering in colder air tonight. I expect lows in the lower to middle 30s tonight.

We’ll enjoy a mostly sunny sky on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will only top out in the upper 40s to low 50s both afternoons. We’ll have a light freeze Tuesday night and Wednesday night.

Clouds increase late in the day on Thursday, but we will remain dry through Friday afternoon. A surface low will deepen in the northern Gulf on Friday and move east over the weekend. We’ll deal with a cold rain here locally late Friday through Saturday night, but models continue to show thermal values too warm for wintry weather. We’ll watch the setup…

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