Nice Days Ahead… Storms Next Week… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! It’s been breezy this afternoon, due to a strong pressure gradient across the state. Winds will gradually calm a bit this evening and tonight, especially after sunset. Look for temperatures to drop into the upper 40s across our local area! A surface high will move over the area Friday through the weekend, with a good dose of sunshine. Highs will warm into the upper 70s on Friday, then lower to middle 80s for Mother’s Day weekend.

Moisture levels will increase slowly each day, with overnight temperatures modifying into the upper 50s Saturday night, then lower 60s at night next week. Upper air ridging will move into the area this weekend into early next week, then quickly move out. As the ridge moves out, rain chances will increase by Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week. While this doesn’t appear to be a big soaker everyday next week, periods of scattered storms appear a good possibility. Expect highs in the lower 80s.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Cooler Air For Now… Very Warm Weekend… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! It has turned out to be a fantastic Spring day, with as temperatures remain pleasant for this time of the year. Clouds are increasing this afternoon, ahead of a secondary cold front. The front will bring a few showers to parts of central Alabama between 6pm and 10pm, but some areas will remain dry. Temperatures will turn a bit cooler tonight, with lows near 50 on average across central Alabama, with some upper 40s north of I-20.

Thursday and Friday will be two fantastic Spring days, with highs in the 70s and lows in the upper 40s to near 50. Look for a good dose of sunshine, as a surface high gradually moves into the area. Conditions will be breezy on Thursday before the surface high settles over the area on Friday.

Upper air ridging will build in from the west over the weekend, sending temperatures back into the lower to middle 80s. I don’t expect any risk of rain Wednesday through Sunday. Mother’s Day is looking dry and very warm…

Our next rain chance looks to arrive by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Models are in better agreement with a decent risk of scattered showers and storms both days.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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Few Showers Wednesday Eve… Then, A Dry Week Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! A surface wind out of the northwest is allowing conditions to feel a bit cooler today. Most areas are reporting temperatures this afternoon in the lower to middle 70s. Conditions will remain dry this evening and tonight, as temperatures reach the lower 60s by 10pm and lower 50s by sunrise Wednesday.

A weak cold front will slide through the state Wednesday evening. Models continue to indicate a few showers forming on the front, after 5pm Wednesday, then ending by midnight. Heavy rain is not expect with this front, as the air will be too dry.

Thursday and Friday will feature a refreshing, almost Fall like airmass, with temperatures topping out between 72 and 74. Look for lows in the lower 50s Thursday morning, with upper 40s by Friday morning!  Look for plenty of sunshine on Thursday and Friday.

Upper air ridging will build in from the west over the weekend, sending temperatures back into the lower to middle 80s. I don’t expect any risk of rain Wednesday through Sunday. Mother’s Day is looking dry and very warm…

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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Drier Days Ahead… Monday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Right on cue, showers and storms have developed across Alabama during the afternoon heating process. At 4pm, lots of scattered storms are ongoing across west and central Alabama and are tracking east. Expect the risk of these passing downpours to end later this evening from west to east. Rain amounts this afternoon will vary drastically, as some spots will get nothing, while others get over 1″. Expect temperatures to gradually return into the 60s overnight, with a low near 60 before sunrise Tuesday morning.

An upper air low nearby will keep some clouds passing through at times on Tuesday, with a small chance of a quick shower. Most of you will not get rain on Tuesday. Highs will top out in the middle to upper 70s on Tuesday, with lower to middle 70s on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. As a surface high moves overhead on Wednesday through Saturday, expect lots of sunshine and dry air. Lows at night will dip well down into the lower 50s each night this week, starting Tuesday night.

Upper air ridging will build in from the west over the weekend, sending temperatures back into the lower to middle 80s. I don’t expect any risk of rain Wednesday through Sunday. Mother’s Day is looking dry and very warm…

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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Few Storms Possible Monday… Dry Air Ahead… Sunday Forecat Update – 9pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Sunday evening to you! After a batch of storms passed over much of the state this afternoon, conditions have become dry tonight. Expect some patchy fog tonight, so use caution on the roads. Expect temperatures to fall into the middle 60s for lows tonight.

A cold front will move into northwest Alabama Monday afternoon, sparking the development of a few showers and storms at any time on Monday. It really looks like the best chance of rain and storms will come Monday afternoon. Severe weather is unlikely…

Drier and cooler air will then take over on Tuesday and continue in the area through next weekend. A surface high will build into the area by mid to late week, allowing for skies to become mostly sunny and conditions to feel great! Look for daytime highs to remain in the 70s for much of the week, with lows in the lower to middle 50s at night. A few spots may dip into the upper 40s Thursday night along and north of I-20! After some storms on Monday, it appears the rest of the week and next weekend will be dry…

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

Showers and Storms Again for Sunday…Saturday Evening Update 8:45

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Good Saturday evening! Central Alabama dodged a bullet today with the opportunity for severe weather. A MCS was approaching the area from the west, but thanks to a fairly ridged cloud deck throughout the day, storm development was either very weak, or prevented. As the system approached central Alabama it dramatically weakened and begin to die out. Currently, there are just a few shower from the system remaining in all of Alabama. Over night those remaining showers will die off, before a new batch will start to develop early in the morning hours. Temperatures in some areas will struggle to drop depending on which areas have cloud cover to hold in warmer temperatures.

Tomorrow ends the weekend with showers and storms redeveloping during the day, very similar to the past two days. Storms will be strong, but likely non-severe so make sure to keep the rain gear handy. Temperatures will once again warm into the lower 80’s before a slight drop in temperatures arrive by the beginning of the work week.

The beginning of the work week keeps the shower and storm potential for both Monday and Tuesday with the correct ingredients still present to get storms to develop. Temperatures will be slightly lower with storms using much of the warmer moist air and a front arriving Tuesday. After Tuesday, the remainder of the work week turns dry and pleasant with temperatures remaining in the upper 70’s as night time temperatures drop back down into a more average low in the mid to lower 50’s.

Next weekend currently looks to keep the nice weather trend with temperatures breaking back into the 80’s and mostly clear skies.

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.

Reggie Roakes
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Severe Weather Threat Ending for Central Alabama…Update: 7p.m.

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Earlier today conditions were favorable for severe weather across central Alabama, including: hail, straight line winds, and the low probability of a brief isolated tornado. Over the past several hours, the MCS currently passing through Alabama has weakened considerably.

The Huntsville area earlier received a tornado warning, but things here in central Alabama have remained calm. Winds with the passing system will be strong, but no severe thresholds should be met for the remainder of the evening and night.

We will continue to track the system as it passes through central Alabama to be safe.

Have a good Saturday evening and catch us on WVUA 23 News at 10.

Reggie Roakes

WVUA 23 News

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