Saturday Evening Weather Update – 7:45 PM

A good Saturday to you! After some morning storms, our weather turned out very nice this afternoon, as sunshine made a return and temperatures reached the middle to upper 70s. Skies remain mostly clear tonight, and we may deal with some patchy fog after midnight. Sunshine will be out in full force on our Easter Sunday. Expect highs in the lower 80s. Temperatures will be well above average for this time of the year, which will make it feel a little like summer. If you have plans outdoors, rain will stay well away from Alabama and the wind will remain nearly calm.

Mostly sunny weather continues through Monday and Tuesday, and highs will approach the middle 80s. Lows at night will generally stay in the middle 50s. Clouds gradually increase on Wednesday, with an outside chance of a storm or two. Our data has this system slowing down a bit, so the best bet for rain appears to fall Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There could be some strong storms involved as well. We’ll deal with a quick cool-down on Thursday and Friday, with highs in the lower 70s; lows in the 40s. Temperatures will stay well above freezing at night, so we aren’t concerned about a damaging frost of freeze.

The good news for all of us who have planted our spring gardens, I don’t see any sign of a late season frost or freeze. It is still possible that we could get a frost, but as the sun angle increases and our surface heats up, it is becoming less likely each day. If it appears that we could pick up a frost, we’ll give you as much lead time as possible. Be sure to tune in tonight at 10p.m. for more on your weather. Have a great day and Happy Easter!

Richard Scott
WVUA-Weather

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Saturday Morning Update – 6:12 AM

A good Saturday morning to you! Here’s the bump in our wonderful Easter forecast. Storms are moving into northwest Alabama early this morning, as daybreak approaches. This line of storms has produced some damage in Mississippi from strait line winds. No warning in our area as of now, but we’ll be keeping a close eye to the radar as this activity moves through. The good news is that the storms will be moving out through the morning hours. Our afternoon will be very nice, with temperatures back in the upper 70s, with some sunshine making a return.

According to radar trends, the line of storms should be moving through Tuscaloosa by 7 or 8 am. There will likely be a few rumbles of thunder, but the severe weather threat will be greatly diminishing as the morning progresses. The upper-air support that initiated the storms over west Mississippi is quickly lifting north. Also, we are at our lowest point in terms of daytime heating. And finally, instability values are a bit lower in central Alabama this morning. I’ll have a full discussion on your forecast later this afternoon.

Richard Scott
WVUA-Weather