Some Storms Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 6pm

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Good Wednesday afternoon to you! Our local weather has been hot and mostly dry today, as highs reached the lower 90s. At one point, the heat index was 101 in Tuscaloosa! Temperatures will gradually drop back into the 70s late tonight, but humidity will remain high. We are going to watch a developing MCS or complex of storms north of Alabama this evening. There is some chance the storms could reach north Alabama after midnight and may move as far south as I-20 before sunrise Thursday morning. If these storms make it to us, they will produce gusty winds and intense lightning. These storms will likely die out somewhere across north or central Alabama close to sunrise.

Thursday will feature the chance of scattered showers and storms at any point. These storms will cool some spots off, while leaving other areas very hot. The risk of rain on Thursday is at 40%. Rain chances will increase to 50% on Friday, as a cold front moves into north Alabama. It will not rain all day, but it will be a good idea to keep the umbrella handy both Thursday and on Friday.

The front is now forecasted to work southward early Saturday morning and could dry out all of Alabama during the day Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances are low over the weekend, which is great news for many! That being said, a lone storm or two is still possible, but the best chance will be well south of I-20. Look for highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s over the weekend.

Another disturbance will arrive on Monday and Tuesday, which will help to bring a better chance of scattered storms to the area. Highs will remain in the upper 80s early next week.

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Storms Possible Late Tonight… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:45pm

 

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Good Wednesday afternoon! We’re watching storms develop well north of Alabama this afternoon and evening. These storms need to be watched close late tonight, as a developing MCS or complex of storms move southward. The Storm Prediction Center has placed north Alabama under a slight risk of severe storms for after midnight and through sunrise Thursday morning. This doesn’t include any part of west and central Alabama, but areas north of Hamilton and Cullman may deal with wind damage.

Most models show the MCS dying out over north Alabama after midnight, but don’t be shocked if the storms make it to the I-20 area sometime between midnight and 6am Thursday morning. These storms will produce lots of lightning, gusty winds and heavy rain. An MCS is very hard to predict, so quick forecast changes are possible overnight tonight. The storms, if they make it to us, will die out around sunrise Thursday. At this point, the best chance of rain will occur north of I-20 tonight.

A few additional scattered storms are possible during the day on Thursday, with highs reaching the lower 90s. The risk of rain for the rest of our Thursday stands at 40%. During the afternoon hours, there is a chance of scattered storms across any part of west and central Alabama…

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It’s almost time for the Dog Days of Summer! We want to see your pet pics over the next month, so send them in. This is what we’re looking for: How your dog is staying cool in the summer heat. Send the picture to weather@wvuatv.com or you can tag us on facebook and twitter. Facebook: wvuaweather, Twitter: Richard_wvua. Be sure to include your name, your dog’s name, and your town name. We will start showing these on WVUA-TV news next week and continue through the Dog Days.

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.comor 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
Twitter: Richard_wvua