Severe Weather Update for Friday – Updated Wednesday at 10pm

Data is bringing the storms into our area earlier on Friday, so we’ve adjusted the forecast a little. As for the type of severe weather, damaging winds and large hail look to be the main concern, with a few tornadoes possible as well. A squall line will move through the state Friday afternoon and evening, but the big question is whether we’ll have supercell storms ahead of the line. Any storms that break out ahead of the line have the best chance of producing tornadoes. I’ll have another update on the blog in the morning.

If you have any severe weather pictures, send them to weather@wvuatv.com. We’ll feature as many as we can on our weather blog.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

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Friday Severe Weather Update – Wednesday Update at 5pm

Above is an estimated time-line and severe weather type for Friday afternoon and Friday night. The best chance of severe weather, including damaging winds and tornadoes will happen over the western half of the state. The storms will continue over east Alabama after midnight, but the best severe weather parameters will be a bit lower, so tornadoes are less likely at that point. While the time-line has storms in Tuscaloosa between 3pm and 12 am, that doesn’t mean it’s going to rain the entire time. That’s the time frame we can see storms move into the area. Since this is still a couple of days out, timing could still change a little. We’ll update this map as we get closer to the event.

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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

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Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Update – 4 PM

A good Wednesday! There’s lots of good news and lots of bad news in the forecast over the next several days. I’ll start with the bad news… There are lots of outdoor events happening on Friday. Showers and storms look to become likely Friday afternoon and Friday evening. In-fact, we’ll probably have a squall line work in from the northwest like we did on Monday. The main threat will be damaging winds, but an isolated tornado or two is also possible. The squall line should come into our western counties shortly after 3pm and will make it into the Tuscaloosa area around sunset. There is a chance that storms could develop ahead of the main line Friday afternoon and evening, and any storms that develop stands the best chance of producing a tornado. Make sure you are severe weather alert through Friday afternoon and evening. The concert happening at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre starts at 7:30pm. That’s not a good time for outdoor events, so make sure you have a source to warn you of approaching severe weather.

As for the good news, the rest of the weekend is looking very nice for outdoor events. A-day is happening in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. Temperatures will be fairly warm for that event, with a breezy north wind. Clouds should move out quickly Saturday morning, so sunshine will warm conditions up into the lower 70s by Saturday afternoon. It’s going to get chilly Saturday night, with a low in the middle 40s. Sunday will be very nice, with middle 70s likely. Sunday will feature a full day of sunshine.

A big storm system will gather strength out west early next week. That will give is a south flow on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Moisture and temperatures will increase quickly on Monday and Tuesday, with lower 80s for highs. Skies will go partly cloudy, and a stray shower or storm is possible.

Be sure to join me on WVUA-TV today at 4, 5, 6 and 10 for the latest on your forecast. Have a great day!

If you have any severe weather pictures, send them to weather@wvuatv.com. We’ll feature as many as we can on our weather blog.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com