Dense Fog Tonight! Drive Safe. Wednesday Update 6:15 PM

…PATCHY DENSE FOG POSSIBLE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT…

.MOIST GROUND CONDITIONS AND CALM WINDS HAVE LED TO AREAS OF PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS EVENING. VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN 1/4 MILE WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THURSDAY.

* VISIBILITY…LESS THAN 1/4 MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES ON AREA ROADWAYS

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.

 

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Severe Weather West of Alabama…Radar Update 5:26 PM

 

The Storm Prediction Center has placed a severe thunderstorm watch for all of north Mississippi. This is ahead of a complex of severe storms moving through the delta of northwest Mississippi. The line is producing damaging winds and a few tornado warnings. So far, I don’t see any tornado damage or sightings of tornadoes. Much like the discussion before, our thinking hasn’t changed that much. The complex will reach west Alabama but it will likely be below severe weather limits. Since the atmosphere over Alabama is much more stable, this batch of storms shouldn’t be more than wind and some rain.

If something changes, we’ll let you know. The rain will arrive in west Alabama between 7 and 10pm and will be east of Interstate 65 after midnight. Additional rain totals should be pretty light, but totals could reach a half inch under the heavier downpours.

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More Rain, Warm Temperatures… Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Update – 4:50 PM

 

Good afternoon! Our local weather continues to be rather muggy on this Thursday. Much of the area dealt with a pretty heavy rain event this morning and early afternoon. A break in the rain and a little sun has helped temperatures to warm nicely this afternoon. Many spots have reached the upper 60s to lower 70s. Temperatures are a little cooler in east Alabama due to a longer duration of rain and thicker clouds.

Expect another round of showers to move into our area tonight, as a cold front moves into the area. In-fact, a mesoscale complex of storms have developed over east Arkansas, where numerous severe thunderstorm warnings and a few tornado warnings are happening. The complex of storms are moving across the Mississippi River now, but will likely weaken a bit before reaching west Alabama. The airmass over our state is a little more stable due to the morning rain.

Showers will end after midnight tonight as slightly drier air moves into central Alabama. I can’t rule out an isolated shower through 10am Thursday morning, but many spots will remain dry. Lows will fall into the lower 50s tonight, and some fog will become possible through daybreak. With lots of moisture just above the surface, don’t expect much clearing on Thursday. There could be a little sun later in the day, but I don’t expect skies to become completely sunny. Highs will reach the lower 70s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

We continue under a progressive pattern, so another storm system will move our way quickly. Look for clouds to re-increase on Friday with some storms late in the day. A warm front will lift north through the area and provide enough lift to get showers and storms developing. The storms on Friday will move in after lunch in our southern counties and slowly spread north through the mid to late afternoon hours. With a south flow, expect temperatures to remain mild through the weekend. More showers and storms will move into the area on Saturday and Sunday as a slow moving cold front moves in from the northwest. The front will pass south of our area late on Monday and Tuesday, which will bring an end to any additional rain. Rain totals through the weekend could reach 2 inches. This may cause some minor river flooding next week.

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Watching Severe Storms West of Alabama…Wednesday Update 4pm

 

Good Wednesday afternoon to you! Much of the area picked up between a half and 1 inch of rain this morning and early afternoon, as a band of moderate to heavy rain moved across our state. What’s left of that batch is over Georgia at this hour and the southeastern corner of Alabama. The complex of rain has stabilized the atmosphere over much of the state. This has kept additional storms from developing this afternoon. The airmass is unstable over much of central and west Mississippi and east Arkansas, where a batch of severe storms have developed. The Storm Prediction Center has placed west Mississippi and east Arkansas under a severe thunderstorm watch. There are numerous severe thunderstorms warnings ahead of the line, and even a couple of tornado warnings over the past hour.

As the complex moves east, it will weaken due to the fairly stable airmass over us now. Plus, it will be moving through after dark, when afternoon heating is minimized. We’ll have to watch it close over the next few hours, but I expect the chance of severe weather to remain very low through the rest of the day. Once it reaches us, it shouldn’t be more than a batch of rain and wind. If it keeps its same speed, it will reach west Alabama sometime after 8pm and move east of Interstate 65 after midnight.

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Mild, Rainy Day… Wednesday Update 8:45am Update

Much of the area is dealing with light to moderate rain this morning. There are some pockets of heavier rain, but most of the activity is moderate to light. There’s a solid batch of rain over parts of the state that stretches from Huntsville, to Tuscaloosa to Livingston. This batch of rain is moving east at 30mph. Many spots will pick up between a quater and half an inch of rain today. Some spots may pick up nearly 1 inch under the heavier rain.

Don’t expect rain non-stop all day. Rain will come and go. Once this first batch moves out this morning, more rain is expected this afternoon ahead of a weak cold front. Keep the rain gear with you all day because rain will become possible at any time.

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