Sunday Evening Weather Discussion; Posted at 9:11 p.m.

I hope you are having a great Sunday! The weather turned out to be very bumpy this afternoon across the area. We dealt with numerous rotating showers, which prompted several tornado warnings. The setup with a tropical system is much different than your typical storm-system. With tropical systems being warm core, we don’t see much lightning or hail. You can expect similar weather conditions for tomorrow, but I’m not expecting as many rotating showers. Highs will reach the middle 80s, with an 80% chance for rain. We certainly need the rain, but with many locations picking up more than 5 inches over the past couple of days, flooding is becoming a concern. All of the WVUA coverage area is under a flood watch until 7 a.m. Monday morning. Expect an additional 4 to 8 inches between now and Thursday. The ruminants of Fay are located over south Mississippi tonight, and is expected to lift northeast by Tuesday, which will place in more unsettled weather. As Fay begins to lift out on Thursday, you can expect drier and warmer weather. Highs will be back in the lower 90s by the weekend, with mostly sunny skies.

We will continue to watch the tropics, as there is another disturbance located in the Caribbean. This one may become a tropical storm over the next day or two as it tracks westward. Be sure to join us tonight at 10 p.m. for the latest on your forecast. Have a great evening!

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Richard Scott
WVUA-TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor

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Tornado Warning For Winston County Until 7:15 p.m.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
649 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
  WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 646 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR CORINTH REC
  AREA…OR 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF ARLEY…MOVING NORTHWEST AT 28 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
  WINSTON FREE STATE BARN AND DOUBLE SPRINGS BY 655 PM CDT…
  ASHRIDGE BY 710 PM CDT…

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHERN ALABAMA.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…
CALL 1-800-856-0758.

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Tornado Warning For Walker and Jefferson Counties Until 5:30 p.m.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
458 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
  NORTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  EAST CENTRAL WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…SUMITON…DORA…

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 456 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR CARDIFF…OR 7
  MILES WEST OF GARDENDALE…MOVING NORTHWEST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
  SUMITON AND DORA BY 510 PM CDT…
  ROCKY HOLLOW BY 515 PM CDT…
  SIPSEY AND LYNNS PARK BY 520 PM CDT…

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBER 275…
AND US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 85 THROUGH 87.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHERN ALABAMA.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…
CALL 1-800-856-0758.

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Tornado Warning For Fayette and Lamar County Until 4:30 p.m.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
402 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
  SOUTHWESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF FAYETTE…
  EAST CENTRAL LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 356 PM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO 6 MILES
  SOUTHEAST OF FAYETTE…MOVING NORTHWEST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
  BELK BY 410 PM CDT…
  BLOOMING GROVE AND BLUFF BY 425 PM CDT…
  6 MILES SOUTH OF BEAVERTON BY 430 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.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHERN ALABAMA.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER…
CALL 1-800-856-0758.

WVUA-TV’s Ricahard Scott

Storm Pictures From Elmore County Earlier This Afternoon

We found this image posted by our good friend Meteorologist Josh Johnson out of Montgomery. This particular picture was taken by a cell phone in northern Elmore County earlier this afternoon. That picture sure resembles the tornado that moved through western Tuscaloosa County with the landfall of Hurricane Rita. We will be closely watching things this afternoon and evening. If anything warnings are issued, we will quickly let you know about it. Stay tuned!

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Flash Flood Watch For Our Area Until 7 a.m. Monday Morning

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
324 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008

…HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…

.THE REMNANTS OF FAY WILL SWING ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA MONDAY AND
MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL BRING ANOTHER SHOT AT PERIODS OF HEAVY
RAIN.

MARION-LAMAR-FAYETTE-WINSTON-WALKER-BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CALHOUN-
CHEROKEE-CLEBURNE-PICKENS-TUSCALOOSA-JEFFERSON-SHELBY-ST. CLAIR-
TALLADEGA-CLAY-RANDOLPH-SUMTER-GREENE-HALE-PERRY-BIBB-CHILTON-
COOSA-TALLAPOOSA-CHAMBERS-MARENGO-DALLAS-AUTAUGA-LOWNDES-ELMORE-
MONTGOMERY-MACON-BULLOCK-LEE-RUSSELL-PIKE-BARBOUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON…SULLIGENT…VERNON…
FAYETTE…DOUBLE SPRINGS…JASPER…ONEONTA…GADSDEN…
ANNISTON…CENTRE…HEFLIN…CARROLLTON…TUSCALOOSA…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…COLUMBIANA…PELHAM…ALABASTER…
PELL CITY…MOODY…TALLADEGA…SYLACAUGA…ASHLAND…ROANOKE…
LIVINGSTON…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…MOUNDVILLE…MARION…
CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…ROCKFORD…ALEXANDER CITY…DADEVILLE…
VALLEY…LANETT…LAFAYETTE…DEMOPOLIS…LINDEN…SELMA…
PRATTVILLE…FORT DEPOSIT…HAYNEVILLE…WETUMPKA…TALLASSEE…
MONTGOMERY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…AUBURN…OPELIKA…
PHENIX CITY…TROY…EUFAULA
324 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA…EAST
  CENTRAL ALABAMA…NORTHEAST ALABAMA…NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
  SOUTHEAST ALABAMA AND WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS…IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…AUTAUGA…BIBB…
  BLOUNT…CHILTON…COOSA…DALLAS…ELMORE…JEFFERSON…
  LOWNDES…MONTGOMERY…PERRY…SHELBY…ST. CLAIR…TALLADEGA
  AND WALKER. IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…CALHOUN…CHAMBERS…
  CLAY…CLEBURNE…LEE…MACON…RANDOLPH…RUSSELL AND
  TALLAPOOSA. IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA…CHEROKEE AND ETOWAH. IN
  NORTHWEST ALABAMA…MARION AND WINSTON. IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…
  BARBOUR…BULLOCK AND PIKE. IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  FAYETTE…GREENE…HALE…LAMAR…MARENGO…PICKENS…SUMTER
  AND TUSCALOOSA.

* FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

* THE REMNANTS OF FAY WILL PRODUCE RAIN BANDS THAT WILL ROTATE
  ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. ADDITIONAL RAIN
  AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 5 INCHES…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 8
  INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE HIGHER AMOUNTS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE
USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS
POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING
FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE… TURN AROUND…DON`T DROWN.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Tornado Warning for Tuscaloosa and Fayette Counties Until 3:45 p.m.

TORNADO WARNING
ALC057-125-242045-
/O.NEW.KBMX.TO.W.0139.080824T2013Z-080824T2045Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
313 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
  SOUTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF FAYETTE…
  NORTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 345 PM CDT

* AT 310 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR SAMANTHA…OR 14
  MILES NORTH OF NORTHPORT…MOVING NORTHWEST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
  7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BANKSTON BY 335 PM CDT…
  FAYETTE BY 345 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.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHERN ALABAMA.

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott