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The first image is a display of todays afternoon high temperatures. The second image is a 9:15 p.m. view of Hurricane Dolly.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UNTIL 615 PM

FOR EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN SHELBY…EAST CENTRAL BIBB AND NORTH CENTRAL
CHILTON COUNTIES…

AT 543 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUED TO INDICATE A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
JEMISON…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 22 MPH.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
JEMISON BY 550 PM CDT…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

Dark Skies In T-Town

These images were taken by Mike Hill on The University of Alabama Campus. The skies are growing dark in Tuscaloosa as thunderstorms approach.

Lightning Photos

 

These Images Come From Andy Norris. Andy writes, ”

I captured these photos last night with, believe it or not, my cell

phone in Northport. The one with the bright funnel appearance is a

couple of bolts together.”

Dolly Now A Hurricane: 4:00 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 4:15 p.m. – Fayette, Pickens & Tuscaloosa Counties

Home Team Interactive Radar

Home Team Interactive Radar

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
3:44 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF FAYETTE… EXTREME NORTHEASTERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… NORTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 340 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BANKSTON…OR 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FAYETTE…AND MOVING EAST AT 21 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BERRY AND BOLEY SPRINGS

WINDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH WILL BREAK LARGE TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE SOME DAMAGE…ESPECIALLY TO SMALLER STRUCTURES.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT TUESDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN ALABAMA.

Robert Stevenson
WVUA Weather

Tuesday Afternoon Update: 3:40 p.m.

In addition to more scorching temperatures, we’re monitoring strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon. A severe thunderstorm is currently over extreme northern Tuscaloosa County, Fayette, and Walker Counties. This cell should gradually weaken and the warning is set to expire at 3:45 p.m. Outflow from yesterday’s storms has combined with a nice southwest breeze to help produce some additional lift over the state. The storms should gradually weaken tonight, with skies remaining partly to mostly cloudy. Temperatures will remain quite muggy, with lows only near 72 degrees. This will seem like a big cool down when compared to the 107 heat index felt in Tuscaloosa County today.

The boundary that has set up over the state will serve to trigger more thunderstorms tomorrow and this should keep our temperatures from getting too out of hand. We will have highs in the lower 90s, with a good chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm. Some of the storms may grow strong or severe, with highs in the low 90s. The main thunderstorm threat will be hail and gusty straight line winds. Thursday and Friday will feel much similar, with temperatures in the low 90s. The main difference is that the thunderstorm coverage won’t be as great in the afternoon hours. More sunshine and fewer storms will also mean a hot weekend for our area as highs will be reaching the middle 90s for Saturday and Sunday.

Dolly Closer To Landfall: All eyes today have also been on Tropical Storm Dolly, which may be a category one hurricane during the next update, which is due at 4:00. Dolly should make a landfall tomorrow morning around sunrise, near Brownsville, TX. Since Brownsville will be located to the north of the track, that community will feel the maximum impacts from Dolly. The system will rapid weaken after landfall and continue westward into Mexico.

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist