Nice Sunset in Tuscaloosa / Forecasting Update…Sunday 10:45 PM

Here’s a nice way to end the day. Missy Sartain sends us this picture of the sun set this evening during the Shelton State Baseball game in Tuscaloosa.

Quick Forecasting Note: Severe storms are weakening over Mississippi this evening. The severe weather threat in Alabama is very low, but some showers and storms will gradually spread in later tonight. Scattered storms will continue at times on Monday as well.

The West Alabama State Fair starts on Thursday. I hope you’ll join WVUA-TV at the event. I’ll be there between the 6 and 10pm news each weeknight. We’ll start a special forecast for the event first thing next week.

Be sure to join me on WVUA-TV news at 4, 5, 6 and 10pm weekdays for the latest on your forecast. Also, look us up on facebook and twitter by searching weather@wvuatv.com. Also, send us your weather pictures by e-mail to weather@wvuatv.com. Have a great day!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

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Several Tornadoes in Mississippi Right now, Damage Reported! Sunday Update 9:15 PM

Here are some of the reports from western Mississippi. We expect these storms to weaken somewhat before they reach Alabama. There is a threat that some of these storms make severe limits in West Alabama between midnight and 6am.

JAN: Cleveland [Bolivar Co, MS] emergency mngr reports TORNADO at 08:27 PM CDT — heavy damage to the walmart and sears in the northern part of cleveland.

1 W CLEVELAND BOLIVAR MS TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTER REPORTED TORNADO ON THE GROUND ALONG TOWNSHIP ROAD JUST WEST OF CLEVELAND. (JAN)
4 NW CLEVELAND BOLIVAR MS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE REPORTED IN THE STANTON SUBDIVISION (JAN)  
BENOIT BOLIVAR MS TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTING TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN BENOIT (JAN)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The West Alabama State Fair starts on Thursday. I hope you’ll join WVUA-TV at the event. I’ll be there between the 6 and 10pm news each weeknight. We’ll start a special forecast for the event first thing next week.

Be sure to join me on WVUA-TV today 10 pm for the latest on your forecast. Also, look us up on facebook and twitter by searching weather@wvuatv.com. Also, send us your weather pictures by e-mail to weather@wvuatv.com. Have a great day!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Showers and Storms Late tonight and on Monday…Some Severe? Sunday Update 5:35pm

Severe weather is breaking out just to the west of Alabama this afternoon, where several tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings are ongoing right now near Memphis, TN. A tornado watch is in place for western Tennessee, west Mississippi and east Arkansas at this hour, where the severe weather threat is the highest. As this line of cells moves east, showers and storms will increase here later tonight. There is some risk of a few severe storms for areas points north and west of Tuscaloosa later tonight and on Monday. This will not be a major severe weather outbreak, but a few storms getting strong to severe is expected.

Showers and storms will give some of us a soaking rain, while other spots won’t see much. It won’t be an all night and all day type of rain either. A cold front will slowly drag southward, bringing the risk of showers and storms near and just ahead of the front. As for the chance of an isolated severe storm or two, damaging winds and hail are the primary concern. We do not expect any tornadoes around here. Once the sun sets, the dangerous storms west of here will gradually weaken as they approach our area.

The front will move far enough south of Tuscaloosa to allow for some drier air on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Highs will remain in the 80s, with a partly cloudy sky. Lows will fall into the upper 50s at night by the middle of next week.

The West Alabama State Fair starts on Thursday. I hope you’ll join WVUA-TV at the event. I’ll be there between the 6 and 10pm news each weeknight. We’ll start a special forecast for the event first thing next week.

Be sure to join me on WVUA-TV tonight 10 pm for the latest on your forecast. Also, look us up on facebook and twitter by searching weather@wvuatv.com. Also, send us your weather pictures by e-mail to weather@wvuatv.com. Have a great day!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com