Late Night Update

While walking to my truck this evening, I could notice the planet Venus on the horizon. According to Dr. Albritton, an instructor at Shelton State Community College, the object that appears to be a bright star on the western horizon is actually the planet Venus. So, if you are out and about tomorrow evening, around sunset, look towards the west and you will likely see the bright planet of Venus on the horizon.

Richard Scott

The weather is quite active over parts of the Great Plains tonight. At the time of this posting five tornado watches were in place and there were six tornado warnings. These advisories stretched from Nebraska south to Texas. According to local media reports, tornado sightings have taken place all evening.

Here at home the weather remains quiet and temperatures are currently in the middle 60s. Some patchy fog or low clouds may be around early tomorrow, followed by partial sunshine. Be sure to check our main page at 6:00 a.m. for a fresh weather forecast discussion.

Wes

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Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

We started off the day, with some low clouds and patchy morning fog. Dense fog advisories were actually issued for southwest Alabama counties. After taking a long-look at the morning model guidance, the news is looking much better. It appears a shift in the pattern will try to happen over the weekend and this will bring us better rain opportunities in the days ahead. First off, an upper air storm will lift into the Ohio Valley today and the tail end of this system could help trigger a shower or thunderstorm across the area today. Unfortunately, the chance for rain will remain extremely small and many spots will remain dry. Temperatures today will be topping out in the lower 80s.Tomorrow we will have a return to dry and very warm conditions. Highs for tomorrow and Friday will be in the middle 80s, with lows at night in the middle 50s. Another upper air storm swinging across the nations heartland will send a cold front into the state over the weekend. The front will bring us a good chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm for late Saturday and on Sunday. The upper flow will become more westerly to southwesterly, which will cause the front to stall. As a result, we will continue to have the chance for a shower or thunderstorm for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. Be sure to join us tonight at five, six, and ten for more details!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV