Getting Cold in a Hurry! Tuesday Update 9 PM

Temperatures are falling quickly in Tuscaloosa and all of west Alabama this evening. We were in the upper 70s a few hours ago, but temperatures are now in the 50s across west Alabama. Tuscaloosa has dropped to 58 between observations, while last hour still shows 61. Many spots are in the 40s in north Mississippi, where you see that darkest shade of green. Look for chilly temperatures for much of the week and into the weekend.

Highs will gradually warm each day starting on Thursday. The deep easter US trough will start to lift out of the area, which will take the coldest air with it. As high pressure settles in on Thursday and Friday, winds will go calm and skies will become sunny. Lows at night will fall into the 30s Wednesday night and stay there through Thursday night. Expect temperatures to reach the middle 50s for highs tomorrow afternoon, under a cloudy sky and brisk north wind. Highs will reach the lower 60s on Thursday and middle 60s on Friday.

As the 500mb flow becomes more zonal, temperatures will reach the lower to middle 70s for afternoon highs on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We’ll have a sunny sky each day. The weekend is looking great, with mild days and cold nights. Low humidity will help out as well.

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. You can like us on facebook by searching our new page WVUA-TV Weather. 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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Strong Storms Moving In… Tuesday Afternoon Update 4:35 PM

We’re watching a nice batch of storms that have developed ahead of a powerful cold front. The broken line of storms stretch in a line from Haleyville to Fayette to Coker to Livingston. These storms are moving east northeast at 30 mph and are producing lightning, gusty winds and a quick burst of heavy rain.

Expect the storms to move through our area this evening. There will still be some showers well behind the front, but the thunderstorms will be out of the Tuscaloosa area after 6pm. We aren’t expecting anything severe at this point, but one storm may pulse to severe limits. Also, the storms won’t last long at all. Expect storms in your area for an hour or less.

Once the front moves through, you’ll notice a quick change to cold air. Temperatures will fall into the lower 40s tonight. Clouds will stick around much of the day on Wednesday, with a cold north wind. Highs will stay in the low to middle 50s in much of the area on Wednesday. Lows will fall into the 30s each night through Saturday morning. Highs will gradually warm back into the lower 70s late in the weekend and early next week. Skies will become mostly sunny by Thursday morning.

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. You can like us on facebook by searching our new page WVUA-TV Weather. Also, send us your weather pictures by e-mail to weather@wvuatv.com. Have a great day!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

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Showers Developing Now… Will Continue Through Tonight… Tuesday Update 11:25 am

Showers are starting to develop over west Alabama late this morning. A band of showers are developing in a line from Jasper to Tuscaloosa to Greenboro to Demopolis and Linden. The showers are moving northeast at 30 MPH, but the line itself it tracking east. The rain isn’t all that heavy, but a quick downpour is possible. As of now, there isn’t much lightning with this batch of showers. I do expect the showers to grow into thunderstorms after lunch and could last through midnight tonight.

Our thinking hasn’t changed in terms of the amount of rain. This activity will be scattered and won’t last all day. Look for some sun at times but not very much. Skies will remain mostly cloudy through Wednesday. The cold front is due in here after sunset. You’ll know when the front moves through because the wind will quickly pick up to 25 MPH after the front passes. Some showers will continue after the front passes, but I expect all of the rain to be out of here by daybreak.

How about the first snow of the season in the Smoky Mountains Wednesday night and on Thursday. It may even be enough to get the trees and ground white. We won’t see any snow around here, eventhough it may feel like it could. Temperatures will stay in the lower to middle 50s all day on Wednesday. We’ll have a brisk north wind and a cloudy sky. There could be a few peaks of sunshine, but I doubt we see much at all.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Storms Arrive Later Today, Much Colder Tomorrow! Tuesday morning Update 8:50 am

A good Tuesday morning to you! We’re stuck between two lows this morning. One is over Florida and another is over Arkansas. These lows will battle each other for moisture and energy, and the low to the south should win that battle. This will keep most of the rain to the south and east of Alabama. That being said, I still expect rain around here, but not as much as we could see in this setup. Storms are well to our west early this morning, with most of the activity over west Mississippi and Arkansas. Clouds will gradually spread in this morning and skies will become cloudy later this afternoon. It will continue to be very mild today. Some storms this afternoon could become strong to severe, but I don’t expect any widespread or major problems. The cold front will move in this evening and much cooler air will arrive tonight.

Showers will continue through the overnight hours behind the front, but it will get much colder late tonight and on Wednesday. Lows will fall well into the lower 40s. Skies will remain mostly cloudy, if not cloudy all day. A strong north wind will make it feel much colder. Expect highs in the low to middle 50s! This will be the coldest day so far this season. Temperatures will fall into the 30s at night, with the first frost becoming possible Friday morning. Sunshine will return on Thursday.

Have a great day!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com