West Alabama Weather for Wednesday, December 1

 Cold weather is the story tonight in West Alabama with overnight lows expected in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s.  We will see plenty of sunshine for the remainder of the work week.  Highs tomorrow will reach the lower 50’s with a cool, northwest wind.  Thursday morning may be the coldest morning of the week with temperatures in the middle 20’s to start the day.

This weekend we’ll have a small chance of showers back in the mix for Saturday and Sunday, with highs near 60 degrees.

Meteorologist Jon Mason

Severe Weather Threat Is Ending for west AL – Updated at 7:11am

After a night of severe weather coverage and numerous tornado warnings, the severe weather threat is ending for west AL. Rain will continue for the majority of the morning, with colder temperatures taking over this afternoon. Jon Mason will have the latest tonight at 5, 6 and 10 on WVUA-TV. Have a great morning!

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Tuscaloosa County Until 7am

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
635 AM CST TUE NOV 30 2010

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN
BLOUNT…SOUTHEASTERN WALKER…WESTERN JEFFERSON AND NORTHEASTERN
TUSCALOOSA COUNTIES UNTIL 700 AM CST…

AT 633 AM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS
IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 5 MILES EAST OF SIPSEY TO BANKHEAD LOCK AND DAM…
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
  HUEYTOWN…GARDENDALE…BLOUNTSVILLE…QUINTON…ARKADELPHIA…BULL
  CITY…WEST JEFFERSON…OAK GROVE…NORTH JOHNS AND BLOUNT SPRINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH NOT IMMEDIATELY
LIKELY…IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF
SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM.

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Tornado Threat Is Slowly Shifting Southeast – Updated at 6:35 AM

THE 12Z BHM SOUNDING INDICATES A CONTINUED TORNADO THREAT ASSOCIATED  WITH THE SLOW EWD MOVING QLCS EXTENDING FROM NERN AL SWWD INTO SER  MS. WHILE THE MLCAPES OFF BHM SOUNDING ARE ONLY AROUND 500 J/KG…IT IS MORE THAN SUFFICIENT GIVEN THE STRONG SHEAR PROFILES TO MAINTAIN A SERIES OF ROTATING STORMS MOVING UP THE QLCS LINE.  AT LEAST AN ISOLATED THREAT OF TORNADOS WILL PERSIST NEXT 2 HOURS IN THIS ENVIRONMENT ALONG WITH DAMAGING WINDS.  THE SEVERE THREAT SHOULD BE MOVING INTO THE BHM METRO AREA BETWEEN 13-14Z INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF ISOLATED ‘TORNADOES..

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 6:15 am

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
541 AM CST TUE NOV 30 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  SOUTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  CENTRAL SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 615 AM CST

* AT 541 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
  MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF CUBA…AND MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
  YORK…LIVINGSTON…BOYD…EMELLE…THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST
  ALABAMA…BLUFFPORT…EPES AND GAINESVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 6:15 AM

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
532 AM CST TUE NOV 30 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  NORTHERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  SOUTHEASTERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 615 AM CST

* AT 532 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7
  MILES NORTH OF JENA TO MANTUA TO WEST GREENE…AND MOVING NORTHEAST
  AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
  NORTHPORT…TUSCALOOSA…HOLT…MANTUA…UNION…LAKE LURLEEN STATE
  PARK…COKER AND LAKE TUSCALOOSA BINION CREEK LANDING

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Tornado Warning Has Expired for Sumter, Greene and Pickens

Storm has gone below severe limits.

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 5:30 AM

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
439 AM CST TUE NOV 30 2010

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…
  NORTHWESTERN SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 530 AM CST

* AT 439 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A LINE OF
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8
  MILES WEST OF PANOLA TO 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF WEST UNION TO 11 MILES
  WEST OF EMELLE…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
  ALICEVILLE…CARROLLTON…GORDO…EMELLE…PANOLA…MEMPHIS…WEST
  UNION AND MCMULLEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Tornado Watch Until 11am For All of Central AL…

TORNADO WATCH 757 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM CST FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

   ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

AUTAUGA              BIBB                BLOUNT
CALHOUN              CHEROKEE            CHILTON
CHOCTAW              CLARKE              CLAY
CLEBURNE             COOSA               CULLMAN
DALLAS               DEKALB              ELMORE
ETOWAH               FAYETTE             GREENE
HALE                 JACKSON             JEFFERSON
LOWNDES              MADISON             MARENGO
MARSHALL             MOBILE              MORGAN
PERRY                PICKENS             RANDOLPH
SHELBY               ST. CLAIR           SUMTER
TALLADEGA            TALLAPOOSA          TUSCALOOSA
WALKER               WASHINGTON          WILCOX
WINSTON

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott

Tornado Warning Until 4:30 AM for Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Walker Co

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
  SOUTHEASTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  NORTH CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
  WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 430 AM CST

* AT 336 AM CST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED A SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM
  WAS LOCATED 6 MILES NORTH OF SAMANTHA…OR 17 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
  FAYETTE…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
  CORDOVA…JASPER…DORA…SUMITON…BOLEY SPRINGS…OAKMAN…
  GORGAS…GORGAS STEAM PLANT…PARRISH AND QUINTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

WVUA Meteorologist Richard Scott