Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 9 PM… @WVUA23 #alwx

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 90
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
155 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 90 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
. ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BIBB, BLOUNT, CALHOUN
CHEROKEE, CLEBURNE, COLBERT
CULLMAN, DEKALB, ETOWAH
FAYETTE, FRANKLIN, GREENE
HALE, JACKSON, JEFFERSON
LAMAR, LAUDERDALE, LAWRENCE
LIMESTONE, MADISON, MARION
MARSHALL, MORGAN, PICKENS
SHELBY ST. CLAIR, SUMTER
TALLADEGA, TUSCALOOSA, WALKER
WINSTON

Warm Week with Showers… Forecast update 6pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngMild day across the state. Temperature highs for the day in the upper 70s low 80s. Some areas struggled to reach the 80s due to cloud coverage and a few scattered showers.We had some dry layers move in sucking up moisture and keeping any rain short and light. Clouds are starting to clear some for the evening but by tomorrow morning expect them to move back in, in preparation for a strong system moving in Monday afternoon. The main concern for this storm is ping pong sized hail and strong winds, but a chance for a weak tornado should not be rule out tomorrow evening. The chance for severe weather is minimal for Monday night, but scattered showers will continue into Tuesday.

Wednesday a ridge will move in bringing warmer dry air with a good amount of sunshine and temperatures in the 80s. This nicer weather will be short as another trough quickly moves in Wednesday night with storms on Thursday. These storms have the chance to become severe with large hail, strong winds, and a possible tornado.

Friday afternoon the moist air will start clearing and the air will be a little cooler than we’ve seen this past week with highs only in the mid 70s continuing for the weekend and lows cool in the low 50s Saturday and Sunday morning.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Showers Continue… Forecast update 7pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Saturday evening! The morning started off nice and sunny and the day heated up into the 70s before 12 o’clock. Just after 12 a heavy shower pushed through central Alabama cooling the air. The rain will continue throughout the night even after the large band moves out. Moist air from the south will stay tonight and tomorrow some scattered showers are likely.

Expect another system to move in Monday as another trough moves in. The atmosphere will be a little more unstable than today, but the chance for tornadoes is unlikely. There is a chance for some hail producing showers though.

Wednesday should be a nice day with mostly sunny skies in the 80s as a ridge passes through us keeping us dry for the most part. By Thursday another chance for strong showers appears. Cooling down a bit Friday and Saturday.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Showers coming tomorrow! Forecast update… 6:30pm #alwx @wvua 23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngA cloudy day outside today. Clouds began increasing this morning as moist air begins to move in. Temperatures nice this afternoon in the 70s across much of the state and expect that warm air to continue throughout the week.

A wet week ahead!

A weakening surface low and upper air trough will move into the region on Saturday. The cold front will stall somewhere across extreme north Alabama, so colder air will not make it into central Alabama this weekend; in-fact, we’ll be pushing 80 degrees on Sunday. Look for a weakening line of showers and storms to move into west Alabama during the midday to early afternoon hours on Saturday. Severe weather is unlikely, but a storm or two may be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain. This batch of showers and storms will continue to push east across the state through the afternoon and evening hours. Small showers will form over east Mississippi and northwest Alabama during the late evening and early overnight hours on Saturday, but these storms should remain rather weak and may remain to the north of I-59. I would keep the umbrella handy midday Saturday through sunrise Sunday morning, given showers and storms are possible at any point during that time-frame. Rain amounts will vary drastically, with some areas getting little to no rain while other spots may get up to an inch where stronger storms develop.

Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy on Sunday, with a high approaching 80. A stray morning shower is possible on Sunday. Highs will continue to approach 80 on Monday, as most of the day appears dry according to model data. Showers and storms will move into the area Monday evening or Monday night. While some storms could be rather strong, widespread severe weather is unlikely at this time but there is a chance for some hail.

Wednesday is going to be the day to get outside this week with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the high 70s low 80s possible for some areas. By Thursday your chance for rain will move back in and continue for the start of the weekend.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Very Warm Days Continue… Storms on Saturday… Thursday Update – 5:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather turned out very nice this afternoon, with temperatures in west Alabama reaching 80 degrees, and low 70s in east Alabama. Dry air has mixed into our local area, really reducing the cloud cover again today. Models have struggled with the clouds both yesterday and today. As moisture increases on Friday and into Saturday, clouds will likely increase.

Look for nice conditions tonight, with a low dropping into the middle 50s. After a nice and rather cool start to Friday, temperatures will easily reach the upper 70s. Some spots may touch 80 like today, but I do expect a few clouds around from time to time. Friday should be a partly cloudy day.

A weakening surface low and upper air trough will move into the region on Saturday. The cold front will stall somewhere across extreme north Alabama, so colder air will not make it into central Alabama this weekend; in-fact, we’ll be pushing 80 degrees on Sunday. Look for a weakening line of showers and storms to move into west Alabama during the midday to early afternoon hours on Saturday. Severe weather is unlikely, but a storm or two may be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain. This batch of showers and storms will continue to push east across the state through the afternoon and evening hours. There is a chance additional storms form over east Mississippi and northwest Alabama during the late evening and early overnight hours on Saturday, but these storms should remain rather weak and may remain to the north of I-59. I would keep the umbrella handy midday Saturday through sunrise Sunday morning, given showers and storms are possible at any point during that time-frame. Rain amounts will vary drastically, with some areas getting little to no rain while other spots may get up to an inch where stronger storms develop.

Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy on Sunday, with a high approaching 80. A stray morning shower is possible on Sunday. Highs will continue to approach 80 on Monday, as most of the day appears dry according to model data. Showers and storms will move into the area Monday evening or Monday night. While some storms could be rather strong, widespread severe weather is unlikely at this time. Highs will drop back into the middle 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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Mild Days Continue… Some Storms on Saturday… Wednesday Forecast Update – 5:20pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out very nice for central Alabama, with more sunshine than expected. Dry air has mixed in and quickly eroded the cloud deck across north Alabama this morning. Temperatures are warmer over south Alabama, with widespread low 80s. North Alabama has remained in the 60s for highs, north of the surface boundary. Temperatures tonight will drop into the lower 50s, with a partly cloudy sky.

Models continue to suggest a cool air wedge will develop over east Alabama Thursday (east of Cullman, Birmingham and Cullman) where highs will top out in the 60s. West Alabama will easily reach the lower to middle 70s on Thursday. By Friday, the east Alabama cooler air will mix out, as temperatures area-wide will warm into the middle 70s. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy at times both Thursday and Friday.

A weakening surface low and upper air trough will approach our area on Saturday. Expect a batch of showers and storms to move into west Alabama around lunch on Saturday, with showers and storms weakening as they progress eastward across the area Saturday evening into Saturday night. Models suggest a risk of a few strong storms, but the risk of widespread severe weather is unlikely. We’ll need to watch it, but I’m not convinced we deal with a risk of severe storms on Saturday. Temperatures will remain mild over the weekend, with highs in the middle to upper 70s.

Another cluster of storms will arrive sometime Monday evening into early Tuesday. Severe weather is unlikely with that setup, but some storms may produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Highs will remain in the 70s…

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

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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Hot Now… Seasonal & Mostly Cloudy Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! It is incredibly hot this afternoon, as we’re on the eastern edge of a strong upper air ridge. An MCS or an organized cluster of severe storms over Tennessee this afternoon is moving east southeast along the edge of the ridge, but the storms will remain well northeast of central Alabama this evening. Our local weather will remain dry and very mild this evening, with temperatures gradually falling into the 60s by 10pm and upper 50s by sunrise tomorrow.

As a weak surface cold front slips in from the north, expect clouds to increase tonight and on Wednesday. Rain is not expected with this boundary as it stalls across west Alabama and central Alabama Wednesday and Thursday. I expect a mostly cloudy sky for Wednesday through Friday, with the surface front stalled over the area, but rain is unlikely. Highs will dip back into the low 70s on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Areas over east Alabama (east of Cullman, Birmingham, & Clanton) could actually stay in the 50s all day on Thursday, as a cool air wedge sets up over east Alabama and Georgia. We should still reach 70 for areas west of I-65 on Thursday.

A weakening surface low and front will approach the area on Saturday. Models have been backing off on the amount of rain and storms for our area, but it still appears there is a fair chance of a few showers and storms Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening, with a few lingering showers on Sunday. The front will actually stall north of Alabama on Sunday, so cold air will never make it to our area. We’ll remain in the middle 70s on Sunday, with upper 70s on Monday. With a very humid airmass nearby and a weak surface front stalled just north of the state, it appears a few showers will remain possible for the northern half of the state early next week.

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
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