Very Warm Days… Isolated Storms… Strong Storms Early Next Week? Wednesday Forecast Discussion – 5:30pm Update #alwx

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Good Wednesday afternoon! It’s another day where scattered storms are developing to our north, yet areas along and south of I-20 are rain free. A stationary boundary is stuck across northern Alabama, and that is setting the focal point for showers and storms, as disturbances move southeast along that boundary. We’ve had some large hail reports across the Tennessee Valley; in-fact, I’ve got reports of baseball size hail in Morgan County. The risk of scattered storms will remain to the north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham through the evening hours.

Thursday and Friday will include very similar days, with hot and muggy conditions across Alabama. The risk of an isolated storm or two will be possible both days, but the best chance will occur to the north of I-20. Temperatures at night will drop into the lower or middle 60s, with some patchy fog possible.

A weak cold front will stall out just to the north of Alabama over the weekend, but the boundary will be close enough to introduce the risk of a few pop up storms, especially north of I-20. The risk of rain this weekend south of I-20 will be very low. Highs will top out in the middle 80s over the weekend, with lows in the middle 60s. Expect a partly cloudy sky each afternoon.

We’re watching a storm system Monday afternoon and Monday night very close, as it stands a chance of bringing strong storms to Alabama. At this time, computer models are not very consistent on the setup, so forecast changes may become needed. Lets all keep an eye on this feature incase the threat turns into a severe weather event. Again, models are showing different scenarios, so it will take a little more consistency for a risk to increase or decrease.

Football Friday: Most stadiums should be dry for high school football Friday night, with only a 20% risk of an isolated storm or two. Temperatures will fall into the 70s during the local games under a partly cloudy sky.

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Storms Continue Across North Alabama… Wednesday Radar Update – 5pm #alwx

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As of 5pm, we’re watching a batch of strong to severe storms across northern Alabama. All storms are located well north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, and this trend should continue for the rest of the evening and tonight. A weak disturbance is tracking into northwest Alabama, along a stationary boundary. The boundary is draped from Tupelo to near Cullman to near Gadsden. The best chance of getting a storm today will be in areas circled in orange, or along that boundary.

Some storms in the orange circle, north of Vernon, Fayette, Jasper, Birmingham and Anniston could grow strong to severe. The main issue will be from large hail and isolated wind damage. We’ve heard of hail reports the size of golf balls and base balls north of Cullman this afternoon. Anything becoming severe this evening should be very isolated… While I can’t rule out a shower or storm along I-20, the best risk of getting a downpour this evening and tonight will be well north of I-20…

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Severe T-storm Warning for Cullman Co Until 4:15pm Wednesday… #alwx

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHWESTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTH CENTRAL CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 415 PM CDT

* AT 345 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
FALKVILLE…OR 7 MILES SOUTH OF HARTSELLE…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT
10 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CULLMAN…FALKVILLE…VINEMONT…WEST POINT…MASSEY…COLE
SPRINGS…BATTLEGROUND AND LACON.

Watching Scattered Storms Develop Across North AL… Wednesday Radar Update – 3:20pm #alwx

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At 3:20pm, a small cluster of storms is tracking southeast across northern Mississippi. The disturbance is tracking along an old boundary across northern Alabama. In-fact, a few storms are developing along the boundary stretching across the Tennessee Valley. As temperatures continue to heat up this afternoon, and this small scale disturbance moves in from the northwest, scattered storms will become possible for areas near or north of I-20. The highest risk of scattered storms will occur in an area to the north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, but I can’t rule out some of these storms making it as far south as both cities.

I don’t expect widespread severe weather, but given the environment across the state, some storms may produce hail and damaging winds in isolated spots. The Storm Prediction Center is considering issuing a severe thunderstorm watch for northern Alabama, but the chance of that is 20% according to SPC. Keep in mind lightning safety… If a storm moves over your area, go indoors to limit the chance of being struck by lightning.

Not everyone will get rain out of this, and the best chance will occur over northern Alabama. To be safe, keep the umbrella handy through 11pm tonight. Any storms on radar will die out slowly after sunset, with most storms off the radar screen by 11pm.

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