Saturday Afternoon Weather Discussion

I hope you are having a great Saturday! Unfortunately, we had to deal with some wintry weather last night and this morning; that system is now long gone and warmer weather is filling in behind it. Temperatures quickly rose above freezing by 9 a.m. and are expected to stay that way until late tonight. So, if you have any travel plans this evening, there are no worries with icy roads around here. The good news is that we received more rain! Most totals were under a half inch, but we will certainly take what we can get!

Tonight, temperatures will dip below freezing, with lows in the upper 20s. Fortunately, most of the roads will be dry by then. Once the sun breaks out tomorrow, the temperatures will make for a very nice recovery; highs on Sunday will be in the lower 60s, with lots of sunshine. Temperatures will continue to rise by Monday afternoon, with highs in the middle 60s. Our next rainmaker marches into town on Tuesday, with a 60% chance for rain and a few storms. That system will work through here very quickly and sunshine will return for Wednesday. Temperatures will be a little cooler on Wednesday, with highs in the upper 50s, but it won’t be near as cold as our recent weather.

We are under a very progressive pattern, and by Thursday, here comes another storm system. Highs will continue to be warm, with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Now, there is a possibility that some storms on Thursday and Friday could be strong, so make sure you keep it right here to WVUA for the latest developments on that. Also, be sure to join us tonight for our newscast at 10 p.m. Have a great day!

Richard Scott
WVUA’s Weekend Weather Anchor

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Freezing Rain Advisory

Breaking News from the WVUA-TV Weather Center

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
156 AM CST SAT JAN 26 2008

…POSSIBILITY FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE…

.LIGHT TO MODERATE DRIZZLE IS FALLING INTO A FREEZING LAYER OF
AIR ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA.

COUNTY SPECIFIC MESSAGE:

MARION-LAMAR-FAYETTE-WINSTON-WALKER-BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CALHOUN-
CHEROKEE-CLEBURNE-TALLADEGA-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON…SULLIGENT…VERNON…
FAYETTE…DOUBLE SPRINGS…JASPER…ONEONTA…GADSDEN…
ANNISTON…CENTRE…HEFLIN…TALLADEGA…SYLACAUGA

156 AM CST SAT JAN 26 2008

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS REPLACED THE WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY WITH A FREEZING RAIN/DRIZZLE ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING.

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

AFFECTED COUNTIES:
IN ALABAMA: BLOUNT, CALHOUN, CHEROKEE, CLEBURNE, ETOWAH, FAYETTE, LAMAR, MARION, TALLADEGA, WALKER, WINSTON.

Robert Stevenson/WVUA Weather

Winter Weather Advisory Continues

 Breaking News from the WVUA-TV Weather Center

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1152 PM CST FRI JAN 25 2008

…WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TONIGHT…

.A WINTRY MIXTURE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM LIVINGSTON…TO CALERA…TO ROANOKE.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST
SATURDAY

A WINTRY MIXTURE OF PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
ADVISORY AREA TONIGHT WITH SOME LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE
TENTH OF AND INCH OR LESS. AS TEMPERATURES HOVER NEAR THE FREEZING
MARK TONIGHT…A FEW SLICK SPOTS ARE ANTICIPATED ON AREA
ROADWAYS…ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED AND EXPOSED SURFACES SUCH AS
BRIDGES…OVERPASSES…TREES…AND POWER LINES. THE PRECIPITATION
WILL END SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE IN THE ADVISORY AREA. TEMPERATURES
WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY LATE SATURDAY MORNING MELTING ANY ICE
THAT ACCUMULATES.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SLEET OR FREEZING
RAIN WILL CAUSE SOME TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

AFFECTED COUNTIES:
IN ALABAMA: BIBB, BLOUNT, CALHOUN, CHEROKEE, CLAY, CLEBURNE, ETOWAH, FAYETTE, GREENE, HALE, JEFFERSON, LAMAR, MARION, PICKENS, RANDOLPH, SHELBY, ST CLAIR, SUMTER, TALLADEGA, TUSCALOOSA, WALKER, WINSTON.

Robert Stevenson/WVUA Weather