Low End Severe Risk Late Tonight/Early Friday… Thursday Update – 8:40am #alwx

Good Thursday morning! We’re not far from the Fall severe weather season, so it’s not unusual to start getting threats in our area. The storm system coming through early on Friday will bring the risk of showers and storms to our state. A few scattered storms are possible on this Thursday afternoon and evening, but any risk of severe weather will hold off until late tonight and early Friday.

A line of storms will blast through Alabama well after midnight tonight, with the risk of isolated wind damage. I don’t expect a big severe weather risk, but I just wanted you to be aware that a few storms could reach severe levels along the squall line. The Storm Prediction Center has included areas along and north of I-20/59 under a slight risk of severe weather. At this time, I don’t expect a tornado risk with this system, but an isolated spin-up isn’t impossible for areas northwest of Tuscaloosa. We’ll keep an eye on radar and will go on TV if needed. The severe weather parameters are not that impressive with this system, which will prevent a widespread event…

The line will reach northwest Alabama around 2am or 3am, and then track eastward through the early morning hours on Friday. Another batch of scattered showers and storms is possible during the early afternoon hours on Friday, but I don’t expect severe weather with that round.

Remember: If you go under a tornado warning, get out of a mobile home or car! Find a site build structure and get in the lowest floor and in the middle of the home. A small room such as a closet is best. If you know someone with a basement or storm shelter, hang out with them this afternoon, evening and tonight.

If your area goes under a tornado warning, I’ll be on TV to let you know the latest. Make sure you have a source to wake you up incase a tornado warning is issued. A NOAA Weather Radio is a great tool to wake you up and alert you if a tornado approaches. You can then turn on the TV to WVUA, and we’ll be on there for the exact track and latest information.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
Twitter: Richard_wvua

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