Late Eve Radar Update – 10:25pm Tuesday #alwx

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Good Tuesday eve! After a wild weather day across parts of north and central Alabama, with storms producing large hail, conditions are a little more quiet this evening. That being said, there is a noisy batch of storms over northern Alabama, primarily near and north of HWY 278. The storms on the map above are moving south and southeast, so don’t be shocked if you get rain and thunder sometime tonight, especially north of I-20. Widespread severe weather is not expected tonight, but a strong or severe storm can’t be ruled out.

We’ll hang onto a rain chance for Wednesday, but I don’t expect an all day rain event for our area. Storms will be scattered, in-fact, most of your day will be dry, and some areas won’t get a drop of rain on Wednesday. That’s just the nature of scattered storms… Have the umbrella handy tomorrow, incase a storm moves over your area. Keep in mind, some storms may produce gusty winds and hail. The number of severe storms on Wednesday should be a bit lower than today…

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Looking Back at Hail Pics… Mild Days Continue… Some Scattered Storms… Tuesday Eve Forecast Discussion – 10pm #alwx

Good Tuesday evening! Above is a look at pictures from today’s hail storms that passed across parts of the state. Due to the scattered nature of the storms today, it’s amazing to see the difference between one location that stayed dry all day and another spot that had large hail just a few mils away…

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With a stationary boundary draped across central Alabama, the risk of scattered storms will continue for much of the week. While it will not rain all day or night, keep in mind a storm could pass over your area at any point. I don’t expect the storms to be as numerous as they were today, but an isolated severe storm or two will continue possible on Wednesday and Thursday. If any storms make it to severe levels, the main risk will be in the form of hail. Highs will continue to top out near 80 on Wednesday and Thursday. Lower 80s are likely on Friday.

Most of Friday will be dry, but storms will arrive Friday evening and Friday night, as a cold front moves into the area. Some storms could become strong to severe Friday night, but widespread severe weather is unlikely at this time. We’ll get a bit cooler on Saturday, with highs in the upper 60s. Skies will become sunny on Saturday and for Easter Sunday. After a cool start to Sunday morning, highs will rebound into the lower 70s…

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Scattered Severe Storms Gradually End This Eve.. Tuesday Update – 7:20pm #alwx

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At 7:20pm, a few storms are still strong to severe across central and east Alabama, with hail being the main issue. Storms are moving east or east southeast at 25mph. At 6:15pm, a severe storm dumped large hail right over Northport and Tuscaloosa, with many reports of quarter to golf ball size from that storm. The hail even covered the ground in some areas… I’ve got tons of pics and will be posting on here later this eve.

At this 7 O’clock hour, there are still a few severe storms on radar, that are producing quarter size hail. As temperatures cool this evening, the storms you see on radar will gradually calm down. A few showers and storms are still possible overnight tonight, but severe weather is unlikely after 10pm…

Storms will fire up again tomorrow, and some storms may produce large hail once again. The storms that develop will be scattered, so some areas deal with large hail and other areas don’t get a drop of rain. That’s just the scattered nature of storms…

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Severe T-storm Watch Until 10pm Tuesday Eve… 6PM Update

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Counties in pink are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10pm this eve. Scattered severe storms will gradually come to an end tonight, as we lose the daytime heating. Storms may produce large hail as they track southeast at 30mph…

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Isolated Large Hail… Otherwise, Scattered Storms Continue… Tuesday Update – 4:45pm #alwx

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Good afternoon! At 4:45pm, storms are producing large hail in isolated spots across northern Alabama. We’ve had reports of hail the size of golf balls in some areas, where the stronger storms are tracking. There is a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the area, except for southwest Alabama, or areas southwest of Tuscaloosa. The main threat with the storms this afternoon and evening will be large hail, so it will be a good idea to park your car under a garage or carport to reduce the risk of hail damage. Not everyone will see hail, but some spots will experience hail. Since storms are scattered, some of you will have a severe storm with large hail and intense lightning, and some of you will not get rain at all… That’s just the scattered nature of these storms. The radar image above was captured at 4:45pm, and shows scattered severe storms mainly north of Tuscaloosa. Understand, the severe storms are moving southeast at 30mph, so areas like Tuscaloosa and Birmingham may experience a severe storm before this all ends later tonight.

Keep in mind, this is not a deal where it will rain all day. Since storms are scattered, some areas will deal with a severe storm, while other areas stay mild and dry. The risk of getting atleast some rain at your house between now and 10pm is 70%. After 10pm, storms will gradually calm down. There is a boundary draped across central Alabama, and that will allow for a focal point for scattered storms at times this afternoon, tonight and again on Wednesday.

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Severe Weather Risk Through This Eve… Tuesday Update – 2:55pm #alwx

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Good Tuesday afternoon! The map above is a look at radar as of 2:50pm, with the convective slight risk in yellow. Areas across central, west, east and north Alabama will continue to notice an increase in strong to severe storms through this afternoon and evening. Storms are moving from northwest to southeast. I do not expect tornadoes today, as wind shear is very limited. However, storms may produce damaging winds and hail as they move over the area. There is a severe thunderstorm watch for much of north, west, central and east Alabama until 7pm this evening.

Keep in mind, this is not a deal where it will rain all day. Since storms are scattered, some areas will deal with a severe storm, while other areas stay mild and dry. The risk of getting atleast some rain at your house between now and 10pm is 70%. After 10pm, storms will gradually calm down. There is a boundary draped across central Alabama, and that will allow for a focal point for scattered storms at times this afternoon, tonight and again on Wednesday.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect 2:25 pm-7 pm CDT… 2 pm #alwx

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A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Central Alabama from 2:25pm this afternoon until 7pm tonight.

Scattered storms will increase in coverage throughout the afternoon and evening with a general east to west track for the storms. The severe threat will be for hail and damaging winds. Quarter-sized and larger hail stones have already been reported in Arkansas.

Stick with WVUA for all the latest updates concerning these storms this afternoon. You can do so at our website, on Facebook, Twitter, and don’t forget to tune in at 5, 6, and 10 tonight for an in-depth look at the weather tonight with Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott.

Unsettled Weather Pattern Ahead… Monday Forecast Update – 4:50pm #alwx

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Good Monday afternoon! After a round of strong storms passed through the area early this morning, conditions for the rest of the day turned out fantastic. We’ve got lots of sunshine across the state, with temperatures generally in the upper 70s. Expect temperatures to drop into the lower 50s tonight, with a partly cloudy sky. There could be a little fog overnight, so drive careful.

An old frontal boundary will drape across the area on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, leaving us with the risk of scattered storms at any time. The highest rain chance will occur on Tuesday, then storms will be a fewer in number on Wednesday and Thursday. I can’t rule out a few strong storms on Tuesday, as instability creeps up a bit. Highs will reach the middle to upper 70s each afternoon this week. Again, it will not rain all day or night.

Most of Friday will be dry, but a cold front will bring a band of storms into the area Friday evening and Friday night. Some storms could be powerful, but widespread severe weather is not expected. Highs will top out in the upper 70s to near 80 on Friday.

Temperatures will get a bit cooler on Saturday, with highs in the upper 60s. Lows will drop into the middle 40s Saturday night. We can expect a decrease in clouds on Saturday…

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Warmer Air and April Showers… Sunday Forecast Update — 8:20pm

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Good Sunday evening! Today we started things off cool and cloudy; however, once the clouds moved out, things warmed up very quickly. The nice weather made for a great finish to the Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an and they do tonight as a cold front sweeps across the state and bring a mixture of showers and thunderstorms to Central Alabama between 4 am and 10 am Monday morning. The main line of storms will likely cross the I-20/59 corridor between 5 am and 8 am with a few showers before and after.

The storms quickly move southeast, and by mid-afternoon we should see the sun peeking back out between the clouds. Temperatures will be a bit warmer again tomorrow, back into the lower 70’s. Monday night will be mainly clear and the mercury will drop back into the 40’s by early Tuesday morning.

Monday’s cold front will wash out across the Gulf of Mexico, and a weak ridge will push a few disturbances our way throughout the week out of the Gulf. Tuesday should be mainly dry, but late in the afternoon a few pop-up showers will form in isolated areas, along with a possible pop-up thunderstorm. Temperatures will continue an upward climb into the mid 70’s. Wednesday appears to be fairly similar, with the best shot at showers will be late afternoon and early evening. Temperatures will slowly climb through the 70’s with the chance of a shower or two on Thursday as well. The warming peaks on Friday with a high near 80°. Friday will bring a small reprieve from the scattered showers, before a cold front approaches from the Great Plains. Showers and thunderstorms are possible for us Friday night through Saturday.

Behind the front, the rest of your Easter weekend appears dry. Temperatures will be back into the upper 60’s and low 70’s Sunday afternoon under a partly cloudy sky.

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A Brief Moment of Sunshine, More Rain to Start April… Saturday Forecast Update — 7:50pm

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Despite seeing the sun earlier today, clouds moved in and a cold northerly breeze kept us in the low 50’s for highs for some, and upper 40’s for others. Tonight will be another chilly night as we dip back into the mid 30’s overnight. Much of the area is under a Frost Advisory and a Freeze Warning is in place for the northern tier of counties.

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Sunday begins the warming trend as temperatures surge back into the low and mid 60’s under a southerly breeze. While the clouds will stick around through much of the morning, I think we’ll see a few breaks in the clouds by afternoon. The sunshine will be rather short-lived as more clouds move back in Sunday night. Temperatures will be more mild Sunday night, only dropping into the low 50’s.

Scattered showers appear likely for Central Alabama as a low pressure system to our north pushes a weak cold front and the rain through the area. I think the rain will be scattered across the area throughout the day before tapering off Monday night. Temperatures will continue their upward trend, topping out Monday afternoon in the low 70’s.

The threat for showers and thunderstorms stick with us throughout the rest of the week, as the cold front washes out and the battle between warmer air from the Gulf and drier air from the north battle over the state. A mix of clouds and sun is anticipated each day with the scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms develop around the area. Temperatures will be mild throughout, in the 70’s and slowly climbing toward the 80° mark.

Another low pressure forms over Oklahoma on Wednesday and this will bring another, stronger cold front across Alabama Friday into Saturday. That system should clear the air some and bring full sunshine back late on Easter weekend. Overall, the threat for April showers appears to be rather likely as we start off the month on Wednesday.

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