West Alabama Weather for Thursday, October 28

 After two days of showers and thunderstorms, some severe, across West Alabama, we will finally see a change in the weather during the day Thursday. Tonight, we may see another round of t-showers/heavy rain. At this time, we’re not expecting any severe storms…but may see frequent lightning from storms from Tuscaloosa south.  The cooler/drier air will begin to move in during the day tomorrow…and skies will gradually clear. We will see a nice north wind around 10 – 15 mph during the day.  We will turn our attention to the chilly overnight temperatures for the end of this week. By Saturday morning, some areas of West Alabama could wake up to a light frost.  We will start the day in the 30’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Meteorologist Jon Mason

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Severe Weather Update – Wendesday 2:20 PM

A good Wednesday afternoon to you! Our forecast continues to include showers and storms. There is a tornado watch for areas south of Tuscaloosa. With the extremely moist and warm environment in place, storms have plenty to work with. Also, there is quite a bit of wind shear in place, so storms are able to rotate. As of now, there are no tornado warnings in place, but that could change at any time. Again, we have a tornado watch until 7 PM.

The main axis of storms are from Livingston to Greensboro to Centreville. That is an area where the environment is more conducive for tornadic storms. The chance of tornadoes is not all that high at this point, but as things heat up a bit this afternoon, that could change by the evening. The atmosphere isn’t set up for large tornadoes, but a quick small spin-up tornado could impact parts of the area. We’ll have more updates on here later, including the watches and warnings. Have a great day!

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Tornado Watch for West Alabama Counties until 7:00pm

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 734
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1150 AM CDT WED OCT 27 2010
  
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  
          CENTRAL ALABAMA
          NORTHERN AND CENTRAL GEORGIA
          EAST-CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
  
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1150 AM UNTIL
   700 PM CDT.
  
   TORNADOES…HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
  
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 70 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TUSCALOOSA
   ALABAMA TO 25 MILES EAST OF ATHENS GEORGIA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
  
   REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
   AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
   THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
   AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Tornado Watch Until Noon for much of central Alabama

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 732
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   550 AM CDT WED OCT 27 2010
  
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
  
          CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ALABAMA
          NORTHERN GEORGIA
          EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
  
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 550 AM UNTIL NOON CDT.
  
   TORNADOES…HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
   TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
  
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES WEST OF MERIDIAN
   MISSISSIPPI TO 40 MILES NORTH OF ATHENS GEORGIA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
  
   REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
   AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
   THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
   AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
  
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 731
  
   DISCUSSION…TSTMS HAVE INCREASED IN THE PAST HOUR OR SO ALONG
   PREFRONTAL CONFLUENCE ZONE IN CNTRL AL/NRN G /REF MCD
   2016/…POSSIBLY REFLECTING INCREASED ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH
   APPARENT UPR IMPULSE OVER REGION.  STRENGTH OF WIND FIELD…SOMEWHAT
   CURVED LOW-LVL HODOGRAPHS INVOF CONFLUENCE AND ALONG STNRY FRONT
   FARTHER N…AND LOW LCLS SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STORMS WITH
   LOW-LVL ROTATION/POSSIBLE TORNADOES.
  
   AVIATION…TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
   GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450.
   MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.

WVUA Metetorologist Richard Scott

Severe Weather Update/Forecast Discussion – 8:50 PM

The severe weather threat is slowly ending across west Alabama. There is still a tornado watch until 2am for Tuscaloosa County and points east. There could still be an additional warning, but the main threat is shifting out of our area. Keep weather alert through the night incase a storm or two flairs up. Temperatures will remain very mild through the night.

As for our Wednesday, storms are still likely through the day. Storms will be mainly scattered, but many of us will pick up some rain through the day. Highs will continue in the 80s. I don’t think we see that much sunshine tomorrow. The cooler air finally arrives on Thursday and Friday, with many of us staying in the 60s. Skies will become sunny. Expect lows at night in the middle to upper 30s on Friday and Saturday mornings. We will gradually warm back into the upper 70s early next week.

Be sure to join me on WVUA-TV tonight at 10 for the latest on your forecast. Have a great evening!

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Tornado Warning – Fayette & Walker Cos. Until 7:30 p.m.

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
650 PM CDT TUE OCT 26 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 650 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR BOLEY SPRINGS…OR 15 MILES SOUTH OF CARBON
HILL…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
JASPER…CORDOVA…OAKMAN…PARRISH…BELOIT…LYNNS PARK…
CURRY…ROCKY HOLLOW…SIPSEY AND TOWNLEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

Tornado Warning – Tuscaloosa Co. Until 7:15 p.m.

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
636 PM CDT TUE OCT 26 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 635 PM CDT…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO AND LARGE HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF GOLFBALLS. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LAKE LURLEEN STATE PARK…OR 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF NORTHPORT…AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LAKE LURLEEN STATE PARK…LAKE TUSCALOOSA BINION CREEK LANDING…
SAMANTHA…BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM…LAKE TUSCALOOSA TIERCE PATTTON
BRIDGE…LAKE TUSCALOOSA SEXTON BEND…LAKE TUSCALOOSA HWY 69
BRIDGE…NORTH RIVER…NICOL AND LAKE NICOL PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

Robert Stevenson – WVUA Weather