Saturday Afternoon Weather Discussion – 4:21 PM

A good Saturday to you! After active severe weather yesterday, conditions have greatly calmed across central Alabama today. Clouds and rain moved out this morning, which set us up with a nice afternoon. If you have outdoor plans tonight, the weather will be dry, but it is going to be cold tonight. Upper 50s at sunset, lower 50s by 10 PM and middle to upper 40s at midnight. Also, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed. This is our “Fall Back” time, where we gain an hour of sleep tonight.

As for the rest of the weekend and next week, our weather is going to be rather calm. We’ll deal with chilly nights and warm afternoons. Mostly sunny skies can be expected through next Friday and Saturday. Highs will gradually warm into the lower 70s on Monday, but a weak cold front will cool us off for Tuesday. Temperatures will struggle to get out of the middle 60s. We’re back in the lower 70s for highs on Wednesday through Saturday. Lows at night will stay in the middle 40s. Be sure to join us tonight at 10 PM for the latest on your weather forecast on WVUA news at 10.

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Have a great day!
Richard Scott

Tornado Watch Cancelled…

The National Weather Service has cancelled the tornado watch for central Alabama. No severe weather watches or warnings are active within the viewing area at this time.

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

Forecast Discussion Update 10/30 6:58 PM

It has been a very busy day here in West and Central Alabama. At this time there are no active warnings in our coverage area. A tornado watch will be in place until 1:00 a.m. for most of our area. The only counties not included are those along the Georgia State Line. The watch will slowly be trimmed away from west to east over the state. A cold front is pushing through and we are experiencing a big temperature drop off. Lows will be in the 50s tonight, which is quite a change from the high of 85 we experienced today.

Look for a cloudy start to our Halloween, with daytime temperatures struggling to reach the low 60s. A few showers can’t be ruled out early, with sunshine returning late. Temperatures will bottom out in the middle 40s tomorrow night. Make sure the little trick-or-treaters have a jacket on-hand.

It looks like we’re in for a stretch of dry weather starting on Sunday. We will have a sunny sky through the start of next week, with daytime highs in the 70s. A strong surface high will shift across the region through mid-week and this will keep us dry through next Saturday. We will have cool nights, with very comfortable days. We will continue to monitor the tornado watch and we will update you if there are any developments. Stay tuned!

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Another Tornado Warning…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHWESTERN WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CARBON HILL…
SOUTHWESTERN WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LYNN…
NORTH CENTRAL FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 554 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR ELDRIDGE…MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
ELDRIDGE BY 600 PM CDT…
KANSAS AND CARBON HILL BY 605 PM CDT…
NAUVOO BY 615 PM CDT…
ASHBANK AND LYNN BY 620 PM CDT…
POPLAR SPRINGS BY 625 PM CDT…
HOUSTON RECREATIONAL AREA AND DOUBLE SPRINGS BY 640 PM CDT…

THIS INCLUDES…
US 78 EXIT NUMBER 39

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

New Tornado Warning…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
WEST CENTRAL WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CARBON HILL…
SOUTHEASTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF FAYETTE…

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 536 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR FAYETTE…MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
GLEN ALLEN BY 550 PM CDT…
ELDRIDGE…KANSAS AND 6 MILES WEST OF CARBON HILL BY 600 PM CDT…

THIS INCLUDES…
US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 34 THROUGH 39

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

New Tornado Watch…

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

WESTERN AND CENTRAL ALABAMA
A SMALL PART OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 520 PM
UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

TORNADOES…HAIL TO 0.5 INCH IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 60 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF GADSDEN
ALABAMA TO 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF EVERGREEN ALABAMA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

New Tornado Warning…Marion/Winston…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
EASTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
NORTHWESTERN WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HALEYVILLE…

* UNTIL 545 PM CDT

* AT 508 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR LAKE
BUTTAHATCHEE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
LAKE BUTTAHATCHEE AND BRINN BY 515 PM CDT…
HALEYVILLE BY 530 PM CDT…
NEEDMORE BY 535 PM CDT…

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather