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.

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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.

Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Discussion Update

I had a blast over at Northington Elementary School today talking to the Pre-K “Superstars!” They are all excited about the big summer break that’s just around the corner. A decaying line of showers to our north sent a boundary through our area and that caused a slight drop in the dewpoints and temperatures. A surge of warm/moist air is now pushing into the Meridian area and this will continue to march northward into our area. Overnight it’s going to feel warm and humid, with widely scattered showers possible. Later tonight a line of rain and thunderstorms will push into West Alabama. I feel that the chance is there for some of the storms to grow severe, especially since there will be a convergence of warm/moist air over the state. With the loss of afternoon heating, the line will start to weaken, but there is still a chance for a heavy thunderstorm.

The rain will be tapering off in West Alabama during the morning hours tomorrow and there could be some redevelopment over the eastern half of the state. That means the chance of rain will linger into the afternoon for east Alabama counties. Highs tomorrow will be in the 70s, with lows in the mid 50s. We will be watching things for you tonight so be sure to check in. If updates are needed, we will certainly let you know!

Sunshine will return on Friday, with clouds increasing again on Saturday. A fast moving system dropping in from the northwest could bring a shower or two late Saturday and into Saturday night. If your going to the big race this weekend, some showers may move over the Talladega Raceway Saturday night. Sunday we will experience clearing, with warm/dry weather to kick-off next week. Highs will remain in the 70s through the weekend, with lows in the 50s.

Be sure to join us tonight at five, six, and ten for more details!

Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist WVUA-TV