Monday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

Good Afternoon! We’ve experienced quite a warm-up for this final day of April, with temperatures in the middle 80s. Unfortunately, the month didn’t bring us much relief in the rain-fall department, with a deficit of 13.68.” You can expect more dry weather as we work into the first day of May. Lows tonight will be in the 50s under mostly clear skies. Tomorrow as the ridge of high pressure remains overhead, you can expect another partly to mostly sunny day. Temperatures will warm into the middle to upper 80s.

There is an isolated upper level storm system, spinning away back over Texas. This system sure is amazing to see as it spins away on the latest satellite images. There are some strong storms with this system and that activity is down over south Texas. The question is will this system bring us rain anytime soon? For now I’m expecting the ridge of high pressure to hold strong through at-least Wednesday. The disturbance will help weaken the ridge a bit on Thursday and this will allow for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Friday will be very similar, with the ridge tightening its grip again by Saturday.

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Mostly Sunny with Warmer Temperatures….

We will see mostly sunny skies with warmer temperatures as we head into the beginning of the week.  The high tomorrow afternoon will be around 87 degrees.  Tomorrow evening, we will see clear skies with a calm wind with overnight lows dropping down to around 52 degrees.  For the week ahead, skies will remain mostly clear with showers possibly moving back in late Thursday.

Updated: Michael White

Mostly Sunny and Pleasant….

We will see a beautiful day tomorrow across the area with a mostly sunny sky and gorgeous weather throughout the day.  The high for tomorrow will be 84 degrees.  The sky will remain sunny this week and we shouldn’t be seeing any rain until late Thursday and early Friday.  Have a great night!

Updated by:  Michael White

Friday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

The weather has been beautiful today, with high temperatures in the 70s. You can expect clear skies for tonight, with lows dropping into the low 50s. A fast moving disturbance will drop in from the northwest tomorrow and this will bring an increase in clouds, with a stray afternoon shower or thunderstorm possible. Most locations will stay dry, with temperatures warming into the 70s. An evening shower or storm may linger tomorrow night, with gradual clearing. Sunday and Monday will be dry days, with temperatures warming into the lower 80s. It looks like highs will be reaching the middle 80s by Tuesday and Wednesday, with a mixture of clouds and sun.

I want to remind you that we are looking for kids to be on our live show as guests weather anchors. We’re looking for a student between 6-12 years of age. Send us your name, phone number, and tell us why you like the weather. Send your entry to WVUA-TV, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172. You can also email the entry to wwyatt@wvua7.com.

Be sure to tune in tonight for the exclusive fish and game forecast. Also, we will be debuting our new segment called, “Ask the Weatherman?” Be on the lookout for our crews in West Alabama. Maybe you will be on our show asking your question soon!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV

Thursday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

We finally received some much needed rainfall, check out the following totals:

    Tuscaloosa: 1.26”
    Birmingham: 1.98”
    Livingston: 2.10”
    Hamilton: 0.98”
    Cordova: 0.68”
    Fayette: 0.45”
    Bessemer: 1.25”
    Abernant: 1.83”
    West Blocton: 1.52”

The rain is now out of the picture for the time being and dry air is moving in. The sky has remained partly cloudy and there will be additional cloudiness overnight. The sky cover and the west-northwest wind should keep lows in the mid 50s. Tomorrow will be a partly sunny day and it’s going to feel nice, with readings in the comfortable 70s.

A small-scale disturbance will spread more clouds into the area on Saturday and a few afternoon showers will be possible. This will be a weak system and many locations could stay rain-free. The chance for a passing shower will linger into Saturday night, with a return to warm and sunny conditions on Sunday. The forecast remains on track regarding early next week, it appears high pressure will keep us dry, with a warm-up into the mid 80s for the start of May.

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT IN EFFECT FOR TUSCALOOSA…FAYETTE AND

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT IN EFFECT FOR TUSCALOOSA…FAYETTE AND
WALKER COUNTIES UNTIL 1000 PM CDT…

AT 912 PM CDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES WEST OF CARBON HILL TO 14 MILES NORTHWEST OF NORTHPORT…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

THE PRIMARY THREATS ARE STRONG GUSTY WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH AND
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. STRONG WINDS WILL BREAK OFF SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS SUCH AS LAWN FURNITURE AND TRASH CANS. TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM LIGHTNING BY SEEKING SHELTER IN A SUBSTANTIAL ENCLOSED BUILDING OR A METAL AUTOMOBILE. IF YOU ARE ON THE WATER AND YOUR BOAT HAS A CABIN…USE THE CABIN FOR A LIGHTNING SHELTER. OTHERWISE…BOATERS SHOULD HEAD TO SHORE AND SEEK SHELTER THERE. AVOID ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND OTHER OBJECTS WHICH CAN CONDUCT LIGHTNING. WAIT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER THE LAST RUMBLE OF THUNDER BEFORE RESUMING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT IN EFFECT FOR PICKENS COUNTY UNTIL 915

847 PM CDT WED APR 25 2007

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT IN EFFECT FOR PICKENS COUNTY UNTIL 915
PM CDT…

AT 847 PM CDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ALONG A LINE OF THUNDERSTORM EXTENDING FROM 11 MILES NORTH OF REFORM TO 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ALICEVILLE…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

THE PRIMARY THREATS ARE STRONG GUSTY WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH AND
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. STRONG WINDS WILL BREAK OFF SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS SUCH AS LAWN FURNITURE AND TRASH CANS. TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM LIGHTNING BY SEEKING SHELTER IN A SUBSTANTIAL ENCLOSED BUILDING OR A METAL AUTOMOBILE. IF YOU ARE ON THE WATER AND YOUR BOAT HAS A CABIN…USE THE CABIN FOR A LIGHTNING SHELTER. OTHERWISE…BOATERS SHOULD HEAD TO SHORE AND SEEK SHELTER THERE. AVOID ELECTRICAL DEVICES AND OTHER OBJECTS WHICH CAN CONDUCT LIGHTNING. WAIT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER THE LAST RUMBLE OF THUNDER BEFORE RESUMING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.