Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update

We started off the day on a very cold note, at-least for April standards. The official morning low in Tuscaloosa was a chilly 39-degrees. I was out and about around 8:00 a.m. speaking to the employees at Alagasco. It was nice being able to share some of my stories from experiences in this field and I am thankful for the opportunity. Before I went out the door however, I had to grab the jacket because it was still quite chilly at that hour. The good news is that temperatures made a nice recovery, with highs reaching the mid to upper 70s. It’s been a delightful day and I wish I could say the same about tomorrow.

Things are about to change as a weakening upper level disturbance drops in from the northwest. This pocket of cold air aloft is aiding in the development of severe thunderstorms back over Texas. In fact, as I glance over at one of our weather center computers, I notice that Runnels County in West Central Texas is being pounded by a severe storm. Clouds will rush in overnight and showers will develop. Locally, a thunderstorm can’t be ruled out, along with the possibility of some small hail, but the threat will diminish during the day tomorrow as the storm system departs and continues to weaken. Some rays of sunshine should break through the clouds tomorrow afternoon and this should allow us to reach our projected daytime high of 70-degrees. On the other hand it will be quite chilly tomorrow night, with lows in the 40s.

Get ready for another nice stretch of weather starting tomorrow. We will have some chilly nights, but the days will be perfect, with highs near 80-degrees by Saturday. There will be a lot of big events happening this weekend, including the annual A-Day game. Stay tuned for a summary of the forecast for events across the region. Also, starting in May we will be unveiling a brand new weather product never before seen is this area. I will have much more on this exclusive feature in the days ahead!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV