Friday Afternoon Discussion – 4:10 PM

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We will have to hang on to clouds in the forecast as well as rain chances. The upper system responsible for our inclement weather will move almost overhead tomorrow. Incredible upward motion with this feature will result in mostly overcast skies tomorrow, as well as scattered rain showers. Temperatures will be cooler, only rising into the mid 50s.

Clouds will begin to break up on Sunday as the upper-level system finally moves eastward. However, we will remain in a west-northwest to northwest flow aloft which will help keep temperatures on the cool side, with high temperatures rising into the upper 50s. Our flow begins to flatten out on Monday, which should lead to mostly sunny skies and milder temperatures. Still, nighttime temperatures will remain cool, in the low 40s. Another upper-level system will pass over us on Wednesday, and may squeeze out a few showers in the area.

As this system departs to the east, zonal flow will prevail. This should set the stage for a nice end to the week with lots of sun and temperatures rising to near 70.

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Don’t forget to set your clocks forward Saturday night before bed, because at 2 AM Sunday, daylight saving time goes into effect. It’s also a good time to check your fire and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

Robert Stevenson has more on the weather at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM today.

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Bibb & Perry Counties – Until 6:15 a.m.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 523 AM CST FRI MAR 12 2010 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN AUTAUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… SOUTHEASTERN BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… WESTERN CHILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…JEMISON…CLANTON… NORTHEASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… NORTHEASTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF VALLEY GRANDE… * UNTIL 615 AM CST

* AT 523 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST TO PARNELL TO PAUL M GRIST STATE PARK TO VALLEY GRANDE ..AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR… PARNELL BY 530 AM CST… VALLEY GRANDE AND TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST BY 535 AM CST… MAPLESVILLE AND LAWLEY BY 540 AM CST… PLECHER BY 550 AM CST… CHILTON COUNTY MOTOR SPORTS PARK BY 555 AM CST… POOLES CROSSROADS BY 600 AM CST… THIS INCLUDES… INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 208 THROUGH 219

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Tuscaloosa, Bibb & Jefferson Counties – Until 6:00 a.m.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 515 AM CST FRI MAR 12 2010 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…VESTAVIA HILLS…MOUNTAIN BROOK… IRONDALE…HUEYTOWN…HOOVER…FAIRFIELD…BIRMINGHAM…BESSEMER… HOMEWOOD… NORTHWESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…PELHAM…HELENA…ALABASTER… EAST CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 600 AM CST

* AT 512 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAKE VIEW ..AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR… NORTH JOHNS BY 520 AM CST… ALABAMA ADVENTURE BY 530 AM CST… BESSEMER AND HUEYTOWN BY 535 AM CST… BON AIR…MIDFIELD…MADISON AND LIPSCOMB BY 540 AM CST… FAIRFIELD AND MINOR BY 545 AM CST… THIS INCLUDES… INTERSTATE 65 EXIT NUMBERS 238 THROUGH 266 INTERSTATE 459 EXIT NUMBERS 1 THROUGH 27 US 78 EXIT NUMBERS 85 THROUGH 91 INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 86 THROUGH 133 INTERSTATE 59 EXIT NUMBER 130

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Severe Weather Update – 5:10 AM

A very stormy morning across western Alabama has, for the most part, come to an end as the line of storms that was responsible for the inclement weather continues to gradually shift eastward. Please see earlier blog posts for information regarding watches/warnings. A line of strong to severe storms currently stretches from eastern Winston county through eastern Tuscaloosa county into Perry County, Alabama, and this feature is moving toward the east.

While the rain has come to an abrupt end over places like Eutaw, Aliceville, and Tuscaloosa, some new rain showers and possible thunderstorms are beginning to develop over central Mississippi in conjunction with the core of the upper-level system producing all of the severe weather. It is possible that at least some additional rain showers could impact parts of west Alabama later this morning, but it remains unclear as to whether any thunderstorms can be maintained. Having said that, the possibility is not entirely out of the question. For areas along and east of the current line of storms, an overall weakening trend is expected to continue; though, severe storms capable of large hail are still possible into eastern Alabama later this morning.

Isaac Williams
WVUA-Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Perry & Dallas Counties – Until 5:30 a.m.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… EASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MARION… NORTH CENTRAL DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA… * UNTIL 530 AM CST * AT 448 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MARION JUNCTION ..AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH. * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR… 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MARION BY 500 AM CST…

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Hale Jefferson Counties – Until 5:15 a.m.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… NORTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… SOUTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HOLT… UNTIL 515 AM CST

* AT 424 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MOUNDVILLE ..AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR… COALING AND LAKE WILDWOOD BY 445 AM CST… BEVILLE LOCK AND DAM…BROOKWOOD AND VANCE BY 450 AM CST… ABERNANT AND WOODSTOCK JUNCTION BY 455 AM CST… LAKE VIEW BY 500 AM CST… NORTH JOHNS AND OAK GROVE BY 505 AM CST… THIS INCLUDES… INTERSTATE 459 EXIT NUMBER 1 INTERSTATE 20 EXIT NUMBERS 73 THROUGH 108

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Hale, Marengo & Perry Counties – Until 4:45 a.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… WESTERN PERRY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN… MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…LINDEN…DEMOPOLIS… HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GREENSBORO… * UNTIL 445 AM CST

* AT 354 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETECTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM DEMOPOLIS TO 6 MILES WEST OF MILLER ..AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR… CHICKASAW STATE PARK AND ARCOLA BY 405 AM CST… GREENSBORO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT…CONSUL…THOMASTON AND DAYTON BY 415 AM CST… GREENSBORO AND FAUNSDALE BY 420 AM CST… NEWBERN BY 425 AM CST… UNIONTOWN BY 430 AM CST… TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER… CALL 1-800-856-0758.

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