Sunday Afternoon Weather Discussion; Posted at 6:45 p.m.

A good Sunday to you! After a stormy start to the day, this afternoon turned out very nice. Due to clouds and rain for parts of the day, temperatures weren’t allowed to rise that much. In the Tuscaloosa area, temperatures stayed in the 70s to lower 80s all day. Skies are beginning to clear out this evening, and we’ll have a partly cloudy sky overnight. There could be a stray storm or two tonight, but don’t expect much rainfall. With calm winds and a lot of low level moisture, there could even be a little fog after midnight.

We are on the outer edge of a ridge of high pressure, which places north and central Alabama in the “Ring of Fire.” Storms typically develop on the outer edges of a ridge, which explains out situation today. There are some indications that another complex of storms will move through our area tomorrow, but I believe most of that will stay north of Tuscaloosa. As the ridge builds in from the south, the active storm track will move north of Alabama. Temperatures will be on an increase tomorrow, with highs in the lower 90s. We will deal with a mix of sun and clouds, but skies will become sunny on Tuesday. With more sun in the forecast and the ridge overhead, temperatures are going to rise into the upper 90s. Heat index values will approach the 100 degree mark.

The pattern through much of next week will remain very similar. We’ll have lots of sun and very hot weather through next Friday. The ridge will begin to breakdown on Saturday, and I’ve introduced a stray shower or storm into the forecast. Don’t expect much rainfall next weekend, but there will be a few showers and storms during the afternoon hours. Be sure to join me tonight at 10 p.m. on WVUA-TV for our live newscast.

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Have a great day!

Richard Scott
WVUA-TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Shelby and Jefferson Counties Until 12:15 p.m.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1127 AM CDT SUN JUN 14 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  NORTHERN BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  SOUTHWESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…MONTEVALLO…CALERA…
  SOUTHERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1215 PM CDT

* AT 1127 AM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A LINE OF
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
  BULL CITY TO DEERLICK CREEK CAMPGROUNDS TO 8 MILES WEST OF
  MOUNTAINBROOK…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 13 MILES WEST OF
  HUEYTOWN TO HOLT TO 17 MILES NORTH OF EUTAW…AND MOVING EAST AT 55
  MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
  LAKE WILDWOOD…LAKE VIEW…BEVILLE LOCK AND DAM AND ABERNANT BY
  1135 AM CDT…
  WOODSTOCK JUNCTION…VANCE AND COALING BY 1140 AM CDT…
  TANNEHILL IRONWORKS STATE PARK BY 1145 AM CDT…
  WEST BLOCTON BY 1150 AM CDT…
  MAYLENE BY 1155 AM CDT…

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 228 THROUGH 234
INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 62 THROUGH 100

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT SUNDAY
AFTERNOON FOR ALABAMA.

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

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Tuscaloosa, Greene and Pickens Counties Until 11:30 a.m.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1104 AM CDT SUN JUN 14 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  NORTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  SOUTHERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ALICEVILLE…
  TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…TUSCALOOSA…NORTHPORT…HOLT…

* UNTIL 1130 AM CDT

* AT 1100 AM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A LINE OF
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
  11 MILES NORTHWEST OF BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM TO 9 MILES WEST OF LAKE
  LURLEEN STATE PARK TO MEMPHIS…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
  LAKE LURLEEN STATE PARK BY 1110 AM CDT…
  COKER AND BENEVOLA BY 1115 AM CDT…
  NORTHPORT…JENA AND BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM BY 1120 AM CDT…
  UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA…TUSCALOOSA…MANTUA AND HOLT BY 1125 AM
  CDT…

THIS INCLUDES…
INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 68 THROUGH 73

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11 a.m. for Fayette, Walker and Winston Counties

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM CDT
FOR EASTERN WINSTON…WESTERN WALKER AND FAYETTE COUNTIES…

AT 1050 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUED TO DETECT A LINE
OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM UPSHAW TO HOLLY GROVE TO 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
BANKSTON…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 14 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
HARTSELLE TO 7 MILES WEST OF JASPER TO 12 MILES SOUTH OF FAYETTE…
MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
  WEST CORONA…WALKER COUNTY AIRPORT…NESMITH AND HELICON BY 1055
  AM CDT…
  MANCHESTER…LAKE SHORE…JASPER AND CURRY BY 1100 AM CDT…

THIS INCLUDES…
US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 46 THROUGH 61

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT SUNDAY
AFTERNOON FOR NORTHERN ALABAMA.

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Tuscaloosa and Pickens County Until 11:15 a.m.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1039 AM CDT SUN JUN 14 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  NORTHERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…REFORM…PICKENSVILLE…GORDO…
  CARROLLTON…
  NORTHWESTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1115 AM CDT

* AT 1037 AM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A LINE OF
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
  FROM ASHCRAFT CORNER TO REFORM TO PICKENSVILLE…MOVING SOUTHEAST
  AT 45 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
  PICKENSVILLE BY 1045 AM CDT…
  CARROLLTON BY 1050 AM CDT…
  GORDO BY 1055 AM CDT…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT SUNDAY
AFTERNOON FOR NORTHERN ALABAMA.

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

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott

Severe T-storm Watch Until 3 p.m.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 406
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
850 AM CDT SUN JUN 14 2009

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 406 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ALC009-015-019-027-029-033-043-049-055-057-059-071-073-075-077-
079-083-089-093-095-103-107-111-115-117-121-125-127-133-
142000-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0406.090614T1350Z-090614T2000Z/

AL
.    ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BLOUNT               CALHOUN             CHEROKEE
CLAY                 CLEBURNE            COLBERT
CULLMAN              DEKALB              ETOWAH
FAYETTE              FRANKLIN            JACKSON
JEFFERSON            LAMAR               LAUDERDALE
LAWRENCE             LIMESTONE           MADISON
MARION               MARSHALL            MORGAN
PICKENS              RANDOLPH            SHELBY
ST. CLAIR            TALLADEGA           TUSCALOOSA
WALKER               WINSTON

WVUA-TV’s Richard Scott