Wednesday Evening Weather Update – 6 PM

A good Wednesday afternoon to you! After a nice afternoon, conditions will be changing quickly over the next 48 hours. A very active storm system will be organizing west of Alabama during the day tomorrow, and winds will pick up out of the south. Moisture will quickly increase, and skies will remain mostly cloudy. I doubt there are many showers across central Alabama during the day on Thursday, but showers and storms will begin to organize late tomorrow night. Storms will begin during the daylight hours over Arkansas and western Tennessee, where a moderate risk of severe weather is in place. The Storm Prediction Center has much of north and west Alabama under a slight risk of severe weather tomorrow night.

This activity will develop into an intense squall line after dark, and should move into our western counties between 10pm and midnight. The line will drift across the state, and could produce damaging winds as high as 70 MPH. Once the storms clear your area, the severe weather threat will end. It may be as late as 7am Friday morning before the storms clear our extreme southern counties. There could be an isolated tornado or two out there, but the chance of that is rather small at this point. If there are any changes, we’ll let you know.

We go dry by Friday afternoon, with highs remaining in the lower 70s. Skies become mostly sunny Friday afternoon, with mostly sunny skies through Saturday. Temperatures will continue to remain in the lower 70s for Saturday, but as a south wind develops on Sunday, moisture and temperatures increase. Highs could easily reach the upper 70s on Sunday, with a mostly cloudy sky. A vigorous storm system gets organized and moves our way on Sunday and Sunday night. Some storms could become strong to severe Sunday night or Monday. Since that’s several days out, we’ll fine tune your forecast over the next few days. The system we’ll focus on right now, is the one coming in here tomorrow night.

Be sure to join me tonight at 10 for the latest on your forecast. Have a great Wednesday!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

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Severe Weather Ahead? – Update Wednesday at 3:45 PM

We’re watching for the potential for severe weather late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Data indicates that a squall line will take shape over Mississippi and drift in from the northwest. The main threat will be in the form of damaging winds, but an isolated tornado or two is possible.

Another threat of severe weather comes Sunday night and early on Monday.

I’ll have more details on here a little later this afternoon.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott