West Alabama Rainbow – Friday Update 10pm

Check out the rainbow picture from Ronald Hughes out in Coker this afternoon. He took this picture in western Tuscaloosa County, looking east towards Tuscaloosa.

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Friday Afternoon Forecast Discussion – 6PM Update

Good Friday afternoon to you! As of 6pm, a few scattered storms continue to move from southwest to northeast across Alabama. Most of the activity will remain west of I-65 over the next hour or two. As the sun sets this evening, all storms will quickly die out. If you have plans to the local high school football games, keep the rain gear handy, but I think most local games will go rain free. Even if a shower passes your area this evening, it won’t last long at all.

Expect temperatures to fall into the 70s after sunset, with lows in the lower 70s by daybreak tomorrow morning. There could be a little fog late tonight, so use caution if you’re on the roads.

The risk of rain will continue at times through the weekend, with a chance of scattered, mainly afternoon storms. Labor Day Weekend isn’t looking bad, with lots of rain, but you may have to dodge a storm or two. Keep the rain gear handy through the weekend. Expect a mixture of sun and clouds on Saturday and Sunday, with the risk of a passing shower or thunderstorm. Rain chances are at 40% over the weekend. If a storm moves over your area, it won’t last long at all. Moisture left behind from Isaac will keep conditions rather unsettled through Sunday, with a partly sunny sky. Again, don’t expect an all day rain or weekend washout. Weather conditions will be very similar to how today’s’ weather played out.

If you’re heading to Dallas for the big Alabama game this weekend, your travel weather should be fine. Since Isaac has moved well north of the area, the heavier rain has also lifted north. There could be a few storms along the way across Mississippi and Louisiana, but Texas will feature rain free conditions. Outside the dome conditions are looking hot in Dallas, with temperatures in the upper 90s during the day, falling into the upper 80s by kickoff. Of-course, the game is inside the dome, so the heat won’t be a problem.

The first half of next week is looking mostly dry, with only a stray storm or two on Monday (Labor Day) and Tuesday. Skies will become mostly sunny on Monday and Tuesday, with afternoon highs near 90.

A cold front will move into the deep south on Wednesday and Thursday. This will bring an increased coverage of showers and storms both days. At this point, it looks like the best risk of rain will occur on Thursday.

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Thursday Evening Forecast Thoughts…Football Friday… Gameday Saturday Forecast – Thursday Update 9pm

Good Thursday evening to you! It’s amazing how many tornado warning were issued in east Mississippi and southwestern Alabama, but the band producing tornado warnings just couldn’t hold together as it tracked eastward. The tornado watch has been canceled for our area tonight. There are only a few light tropical showers out there at this point across parts of central Alabama. This activity is moving north. The center of Tropical Depression Isaac is over southern Arkansas and continues to move away from Alabama. The tornadic band this evening is over central and east Mississippi, but it is not moving into Alabama.

A few showers and storms will develop during the day on Friday, as afternoon heating gets kicked in. The center of Isaac should be far enough away to keep issues well away from Alabama. Keep the rain gear handy because scattered storms will come and go through the day on Friday. The best chance of rain will happen between lunch and 6pm. Most of the local high school football games should be dry, as storms die out around sunset.

If you’re driving or flying to Dallas for the Alabama football game, you may have some issues over Mississippi, but the storm is pulling to the northwest and conditions will improve tonight and on Friday to the west of Alabama. Skies will be sunny in Dallas on gameday, Saturday. Outside the dome conditions will reach the 90s in Dallas during the day, cooling into the 80s during game time. Don’t expect any rain there… Inside the dome, temperatures will remain in the nice lower 70s. Gotta love the indoor games.

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Tornado Watch Until 10PM – Sumter, Greene

 

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 598 UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING WHICH REPLACES A PORTION OF TORNADO WATCH 597. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN ALABAMA THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

GREENE                SUMTER

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…EUTAW…LIVINGSTON AND YORK.

Travis Leder

WVUA Weather

 

Isaac Track and Alabama Football Game – Thursday Update 12pm

Here’s the latest track of Isaac. If you’re going to Dallas, there will be some issues from western Alabama and points west into east Texas. The track above shows the storm over the Louisiana/Arkansas boarder by late tonight and near Little Rock early Friday morning. That means you will have to drive through heavy rain and breezy conditions through Friday morning, but the weather is clear over most of Texas. Once you pass into east Texas, there will be no issues with Isaac.
The game in Dallas is looking great! Temperatures will likely top out in the lower 90s during the day at Dallas, then fall into the lower 80s during the game; skies remain clear. This is outside condtions… Conditions inside the dome will be perfect.
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Lots of Rain Today With Isolated Tornadoes… Thursday Morning Update 9am

 
Good Thursday morning. As Isaac moves north, the eastern bands are finally reaching our area. Shear is also increasing across western Alabama, and isolated tornadoes are possible at any time today. Stay alert. Tornadoes that develop should be short lived and small. They can pop up very sudden, so have a plan ready to go. Much of southwest Alabama is under a tornado watch until 4pm. For now, the watch includes areas southwest of Tuscaloosa, but that may be shifted north this afternoon as instability increases.
Other than the isolated tornado threat today, heavy rain will fall across much of the area, but the heavier rain will occur in western Alabama. You’ll need the rain gear handy all day today. Sure looks like many of us will get a heavy soaking on and off for much of the day. Don’t expect much lightning and thunder; in-fact, large showers may produce small tornadoes today.
Storms will continue at times through Friday, but the chance of tornadoes should die out sometime tonight.
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Tornado Watch Until 4PM Thursday

 

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA WESTERN PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI COASTAL WATER EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 715 AM UNTIL 400 PM CDT. TORNADOES…THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH…AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF JACKSON MISSISSIPPI TO 10 MILES NORTH OF CRESTVIEW FLORIDA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Travis Leder

WVUA Weather