Mostly Cloudy with Showers and Storms….

IT WILL BE A MESSY NIGHT THROUGHOUT THE AREA.  WE WILL SEE SHOWERS AND STORMS MOVING THROUGH DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND INTO THE MORNING TOMORROW.  BY THE EVENING HOURS, WE SHOULD SEE THE SKIES CLEARING WHICH WILL BE GREAT NEWS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEW YEAR’S PLANS.  NEW YEAR’S DAY WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 50S AND LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.  HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!

Updated by:  Michael White

Mostly Cloudy and Mild

Greetings from the WVUA-TV WeatherCenter it was a warm day across all of
Alabama as we reached a high of 71 degrees. The high for you Saturday will be 70 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Tomorrow winds will pick up out of the southeast at 10 to 15mph, with gusts up to 30mph. At the same time a nasty squall line will be pushing across
Mississippi and it is going to be in east Mississippi around 9pm. At this time the biggest threat of severe weather and tornadoes as of right now is going to be south of an Aliceville to Troy line. North of this line isolated severe weather can not be ruled out. We will be in early tomorrow to watch this line of storms as they work across Mississippi and we will post updates on the blog. Be sure to keep referring back to the blog because we will post the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS by 1pm tomorrow. Stay safe and have a good day.

Updated by:

Michael White  

Partly Cloudy and Cool….

TONIGHT, SKIES WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY AND TEMPS WILL STAY ABOVE FREEZING WITH LOWS DROPPING DOWN 40 DEGREES.  TOMORROW, EXPECT OVERCAST SKIES AND WARMER TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  THE HIGH TOMORROW WILL BE 69 DEGREES.  RAIN CHANCES AND THE POSSIBILITY OF T-STORMS WILL BE IN PLACE.  THE GOOD NEWS IF THIS THREAT SHOULD PASS BEFORE THE NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY.  HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

 Updated by:  Michael White

A Calm and Cold Night….

Sky conditions will remain clear throughout the night tonight with calm winds and an overnight low of 31 degrees.  Tomorrow, more sunshine will be expected and temperatures will start to warm up a little bit as well.  The high for tomorrow afternoon will be 62 degrees.  Tomorrow night, skies will be partly cloudy with light winds.  The overnight low tonight will be 45 degrees.  For the week ahead, a system will begin moving in on Friday and this will bring us a chance for showers.  By Saturday, a threat for t-storms will be in place as well.  The good news is that all of this should be gone by New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Have a great night!

 Updated by:  Michael White

A Clear and Cold Night…

Tonight, skies will be clear and temps will be quite cold with temperatures dropping into the mid 20s in some places.  Tomorrow, a nice blue sky will be in place with lots of sunshine.  The for tomorrow afternoon will be at 54 degrees.  Tomorrow night, temps will be staying above freezing with overnight lows at 45 degrees.  Showers move in on Friday and Saturday.  New Year’s looks to be  clear with highs in the mid 50s and lows in the lower 30s.  Have a great night!

A Cloudy and Wet Night….

Not exactly the perfect Christmas night as far as the weather goes.  Skies will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for continuing showers until we reach the late overnight hours.  Lows tonight will stay in the upper 30s due to the thick cloud coverage.  Tomorrow, skies will remain overcast during the morning hours and the sunshine will eventually return by the late afternoon.  The high tomorrow will be in the mid 40s.  Skies will be sunny on Thursday, but showers will again plague the area on Friday and Saturday.  Skies should be sunny for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Have a great night!

 Updated by:  Michael White

Forecast Update

I hope you’re having a great Christmas Eve.  Unfortunately, the weather looks wet for the rest of tonight and into tomorrow.  Some spots south of Interstates 20/59 could see up to two inches of rain from this storm system.  It’s a real soaker.  We will all see rain developing tonight from south to north.  We think there will be a break in the precipitation tomorrow afternoon, before we get into the back  side of the storm and it’s wrap-around moisture… which will mix with much colder air.  That being said, we also expect some of us the chance to see some snow mix with the rain Monday night.  We are not expecting any accumulation, but it will be nice to see!  The best chance for this happening is north and west of Interstate 20/59.  If you do happen to encounter some of that snow, do be careful.  While it won’t stick much, it will help make the roads a little slick in spots.

The winds will be howling at times starting tonight through Christmas day into Tuesday… so hang on to your hats! 

Here is the National Weather Service in Birmingham’s Hazardous Weather outlook:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE COUNTIES SERVED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BIRMINGHAM.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING AFTER 9 PM CST… MAINLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20 AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 65…WITH THE APPROACH OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.  WIDESPREAD ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED TONIGHT.

IN ADDITION…WINDS WILL INCREASE TONIGHT.  EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.  A LAKE WIND ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…CHRISTMAS DAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND POSSIBLE FLOODING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL NOON CST CHRISTMAS DAY…ESPECIALLY EAST OF INTERSTATE 65 AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20.  THIS WILL RESULT IN PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS…AND DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS.

AFTER A LULL IN THE PRECIPITATION MONDAY AFTERNOON…ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING COLD AIR INTO THE REGION AND THE POSSIBILITY OF SNOW AFTER DARK MONDAY…MAINLY NORTH OF A VERNON…JASPER… GADSDEN…CENTRE LINE. THE GROUND IS CURRENTLY VERY WARM…AND NO ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED. HOWEVER…IF THE PRECIPITATION BECOMES HEAVIER THAN EXPECTED…SOME BRIEF ACCUMULATIONS MAY OCCUR ON GRASSY AREAS.

GUSTY WINDS UP TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE CHRISTMAS DAY THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  A LAKE WIND ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

A reminder!  There is no newscast tonight at 10, or tomorrow at 12, 5 or 6 p.m.,  so most of us from the TV station can be with our families and friends for the holiday.  We will be on at 10 o’clock Christmas night with news, weather and sports.

Merry Christmas!

Robert Stevenson

WVUA Weather