Send Us Your Dog Days Pictures! Today Through Aug 11th… Tuesday Update 6pm

 

Good Tuesday evening to you! It’s that time of the year, as we enter the Dog Days of Summer. We’ve got some great pictures so far and need your pictures! We will feature the dog days picture on WVUA news at 6 and 10pm today through Aug 11th. Send us your pictures of how your dog stays cool in the summer heat. Send the pictures to weather@wvuatv.com or tag us on facebook. Search our like page on facebook by WVUA-TV Weather.

Be sure you include your name, your dog’s name and the town you live in. We will start featuring these on WVUA-TV tomorrow (Tuesday). This will last through August 11th. We’ve got some great pictures already, so hurry and send yours in so we can show your dog staying cool in the summer heat on TV.

Join us live on WVUA-TV weekdays at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm and weekends at 10pm for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott

WVUA Chief Meteorologist

rscott@wvuatv.com

Hot Weather With Scattered Storms…Beach Forecast…Tuesday Afternoon Update 5:10pm

Good Tuesday afternoon to you! Don’t forget that our area is under a heat advisory through 7pm this evening, so use caution if working outdoors. I wouldn’t be shocked if our area is placed under a heat advisory for our Wednesday as well. Temperatures this evening will fall into the middle 90s by 7pm and lower 80s at 10pm. Skies will remain mostly clear through this evening and tonight. As some drier air slips into our central and north Alabama counties, the risk of rain is very low through tonight.

Moisture levels will increase again on Wednesday and Thursday. The risk of rain will increase for the rest of the week and into the weekend. I still expect thunderstorms to occur mainly during the afternoon and to be the hit or miss variety. The chance of rain on Independence Day is at 30%. Most spots on Wednesday will remain rain free. If you have plans to the lake, pool or river, go indoors if a storm develops in your area. The good news is that storms won’t last long, so your outdoor plans shouldn’t get washed out. Expect the same coverage of rain and storms through the weekend, with the hit or miss scattered activity each day. Rain chances range between 30 and 40% through the weekend and early next week.

The summer ridge will hold in place over the next 5 to 7 days. Since we will remain on the southeastern edge of the ridge, scattered storms will remain possible at any point over the next 5 to 7 days. The risk of rain each day is at 30 to 40%, so look for hit or miss activity. As deep tropical moisture returns this week, storms will become possible day or night, but the highest chance of rain will occur during the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms could reach strong to severe limits, with hail and damaging winds. The threat of severe storms should remain pretty isolated. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 90s, with heat index values between 100 and 107.

The beach forecast is looking nice over the next 5 days, with the risk of scattered storms at any point. Much like our local weather, storms won’t last long at all, with nice weather after the storms pass by your area. Skies will remain mostly sunny to partly cloudy along the coast. The risk of rain is at 30% each day.

It’s that time of the year, as we enter the Dog Days of Summer. Send us your pictures of how your dog stays cool in the summer heat. Send the pictures to weather@wvuatv.com or tag us on facebook. Search our like page on facebook by WVUA-TV Weather.

Be sure you include your name, your dog’s name and the town you live in. We will start featuring these on WVUA-TV tomorrow (Tuesday). This will last through August 11th. We’ve got some great pictures already, so hurry and send yours in so we can show your dog staying cool in the summer heat on TV.

Send us your weather pictures! Send them to weather@wvuatv.com. Also, look us up on facebook and twitter. Like us on facebook by searching facebook.com/wvuaweather or WVUA-TV Weather. You can find us on twitter by searching weather@wvuatv.com or WVUA-TV Weather. Great way to get weather updates! Plus, facebook is a great way to send us weather pictures. Simply tag us!

Join us live on WVUA-TV weekdays at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm and weekends at 10pm for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott

WVUA Chief Meteorologist

rscott@wvuatv.com

 

Heat Advisory! Use Caution Through This Evening – Tuesday Update 4pm

Good Tuesday afternoon to you! It’s very hot across much of the area, due to mostly sunny skies and dry conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area through this evening, as temperatures continue to climb above the 100 degree mark. Take caution if you are working outdoors and drink lots of water.

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES…INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS IN SOME SPOTS.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…THOSE WHO DO NOT REACH TRIPLE DIGITS ON THE THERMOMETER WILL LIKELY SEE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 108.

* IMPACTS…PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THIS HEAT CAN BE DANGEROUS IF  THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

Send us your weather pictures! Send them to weather@wvuatv.com. Also, look us up on facebook and twitter. Like us on facebook by searching facebook.com/wvuaweather or WVUA-TV Weather. You can find us on twitter by searching weather@wvuatv.com or WVUA-TV Weather. Great way to get weather updates! Plus, facebook is a great way to send us weather pictures. Simply tag us!

Join us live on WVUA-TV weekdays at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm and weekends at 10pm for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott

WVUA Chief Meteorologist