Annual Turkey Trot 2 Mile Run

Good afternoon, with the leaves changing and fall in the air, why not get out for the 2008 Turkey Trot 2 Mile Run! The annual race will be held at Midtown Village on Saturday, November 15. You can register starting at 7:00 am at The Athlete’s Foot in Midtown Village. Whether you enjoy walking or running, you can easily enter the race! The first option to register is to become a member of the Tuscaloosa Track Club, which costs $15 for an individual. If you are not a club member, the second option is to pay the $10 entry fee on race day. Whether you are interested in becoming a member of the TTC or just want to enter the race they will have the forms ready for you to fill out at registration.

Shirts and socks: who doesn’t need more of these necessities? You will be happy to hear that if you are one of the first 100 entrants you get an ASICS shirt, and if you in the top 70 you will receive a pair of socks. This year the awards are gift cards and trophies/plaques for the winners, then each age group winner will be given a ribbon.

The weather for the race will be chilly, so wear layers. Stay tuned to WVUA for race day weather updates! If you have any questions visit: http://www.tafalabama.com. Good luck if you are in the race!

Courtney Thompson
WVUA Intern

Monday Afternoon Discussion Update 3:29 PM

After a cold start to the day, temperatures made a nice recovery this afternoon. The sky is sunny at the moment, but the clear conditions will give way to more clouds overnight. The latest regional satellite image is displaying a broad cloud shied over the Arklatex region. At the time of this posting, a tornado watch was in place for central Texas. This severe weather zone is expected to shift southeastward into east Texas. Our weather will remain quiet tonight, although the clouds will be rolling in after midnight. The clear evening conditions will allow us to cool off into the 30s, especially in outlying areas.

A moist southwest flow will continue to lift moisture into the region tomorrow and this will set the stage for increasing cloudiness. A few showers could pop-up late tomorrow night; however, look for a better chance of rain on Wednesday. The storm system to our west will slowly make an eastward push as the high pressure ridge weakens over the state. This feature will bring us a good period of rain during the Wednesday and Thursday time frame. There may be a few thunderstorms and with that said, severe weather doesn’t look like a major possibility at this time. Some lingering rain showers will be possible on Friday as the cold air prepares to invade the state. You can expect a very cold north wind on Saturday, with highs only reaching the middle 50s. This will make for a cold college football game in Tuscaloosa Saturday night. We will wake up near freezing on Sunday morning and then experience a slow recovery into the 60s.

I want to thank Colonel Robert Glick and the Hillcrest JROTC for allowing me to be a part of this years Veterans Day program. This year’s theme was honoring those who serve our veterans and they honored my mother. My mother passed away this past summer after a long battle with cancer. She spent over 30 years taking care of disabled veterans. It was a very special day for me and I give thanks to all that help our Veterans. I also want to say thanks to the men and woman who have fought and are fighting for our great nation today.

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist