Sunday Evening Forecast Discussion – 8 p.m.


Showery conditions will be the predominant weather over the next couple of days. An upper level low pressure system is moving east across thre region and will cross Alabama on Wednesday. We can expect some thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon but we don’t expect many to become severe. The system moves out on Wednesday evening leaving us with decreasing clouds and some sunshine by the weekend. Temperature wise we are looking at the mid to upper 60s to start the week. The low pressure system will bring some cooler air to West Alabama and should drop our temperatures back down towards the norm for this time of year. Our temperatures will stabalize later in the week back into the low to mid 50s. Models indicate that our next chance of rain will be around Monday of next week.

Daniel Sparkman
dsparkman@wvuatv.com
WVUA Weather

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Storms in the Area… Sunday Update 9:30pm

Showers and storms are developing across our southern counties this evening. There are some heavy thunderstorms in the mix, but all storms are below severe limits at this point. Most of the activity is south of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, but I expect the mass of rain and storms to spread northward through the night. I wouldn’t be suprised if a storm reaches severe limits, but hail is the primary concern. The chance  of anything reaching severe limits tonight is low.

The boundary responsible for bringing the rain is over central Alabama now. The boundary will stay put for the next 36 hours before moving north as a warm front. While it will not rain all night or all day on Monday, all of the area will stand a good chance of getting showers and storms at times.

More organized showers and storms will arrive late on Tuesday and Tuesday night.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Patchy Dense Fog Through 9am Monday Morning- Sunday Update 6pm

PATCHY DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED IN A WARM AIRMASS ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA. VISIBILITIES COULD FALL BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES…WITH CONDITIONS IMPROVING AS SHOWERS MOVE ACROSS THE AREA AND THEN DETERIORATING ONCE AGAIN AFTER THE SHOWERS PASS THROUGH. THE PATCHY DENSE FOG SHOULD BEGIN TO DIMINISH AFTER 8 AM MONDAY MORNING.

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON…SULLIGENT…VERNON…
FAYETTE…DOUBLE SPRINGS…JASPER…ONEONTA…GADSDEN…
ANNISTON…CENTRE…HEFLIN…CARROLLTON…TUSCALOOSA…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…COLUMBIANA…PELHAM…ALABASTER…
PELL CITY…MOODY…TALLADEGA…SYLACAUGA…ASHLAND…ROANOKE…
LIVINGSTON…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…MOUNDVILLE…MARION…
CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…ROCKFORD…ALEXANDER CITY…DADEVILLE…
VALLEY…LANETT…LAFAYETTE…DEMOPOLIS…LINDEN…SELMA…
PRATTVILLE…FORT DEPOSIT…HAYNEVILLE…WETUMPKA…TALLASSEE…
MONTGOMERY…TUSKEGEE…UNION SPRINGS…AUBURN…OPELIKA…
PHENIX CITY…TROY…EUFAULA
556 PM CST SUN JAN 8 2012

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY.

* VISIBILITY…ACROSS THE ADVISED AREA MAY DROP TO OR BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE.

* TIMING…OF THE PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL BE BETWEEN 12 AM AND 8 AM. THE  FOG SHOULD BEGIN TO DIMINISH AFTER 8 AM.

* IMPACTS…FROM THE PATCHY DENSE FOG COULD MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS DUE TO THE QUICK DROPS IN VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN… USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

Scattered Showers and Storms Continue, Strong Storms on Tuesday… Sunday Update 2:40 PM

Much of the area has picked up some nice rain totals today, but the heavier showers and storms have moved south of Interstate 20/59 this afternoon. Heavy rain is falling along and south of US HWY 80 at this point, with some lightning in the mix. More showers will develop later this evening and tonight along and north of I 20/59, where conditions are mostly dry at this point. We even have some sun peaking out in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham areas.

Showers and storms will continue to be scattered across the area through Monday night. While rain will move in at times, it will not rain non-stop at all. In-fact, much of the area will deal with several hours of dry weather before more showers move in. Highs will remain in the upper 60s to lower 70s today through Tuesday, with lows in the 50s.

Skies will remain mostly cloudy through Wednesday. The next system we’re watching close will move in on Tuesday. Showers and storms will become heavy and numerous as a cold front moves into the area Tuesday evening and Tuesday night. Some storms could be strong to severe, but I don’t expect a major threat of severe weather. Damaging winds, heavy rain and an isolated tornado is possible. The main risk will happen between 3pm and 3am across the state. Storms will start in west Alabama earlier in the day, then end from west to east late at night. Cooler air will spread in once the front passes Tuesday night.

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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com