Few Storms Still Possible… Hot… Sunday Eve Forecast Update – 8:45pm #alwx

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Good Sunday evening! As of 8:45pm, a batch of storms moving across the state will continue to move east tonight. As an upper level disturbance remains nearby tonight and on Monday, expect the risk of scattered storms to continue. As the disturbance moves east early next week, the risk of scattered storms will gradually decrease. The risk of scattered storms on Monday is at 50% and 30% on Tuesday. Due to the nature of scattered storms, some areas will miss these storms, while some areas get a good downpour. It will not rain all day; in-fact, at most, a storm may last an hour or two in one spot.

Highs will reach the lower to middle 80s Monday through Thursday, with a gradual increase in sunshine each day. Expect lows in the lower to middle 60s. Wednesday through Friday will feature a low chance of a passing afternoon storm or two. Most areas will remain dry Wednesday through Friday. This will be more of a summer-like routine, with hot days, and a small chance of a passing afternoon storm.

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Scattered Storms Ahead… Saturday Eve Forecast Update – 9:10pm #alwx

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Good Saturday evening! As of 9pm, a few scattered storms are tracking across west Alabama, but most areas have remained dry today. The risk of scattered storms will increase tonight and on Sunday, as an upper level disturbance moves in from the west. This will set the stage for a good rain chance over the next couple of days. Expect temperatures to dip into the upper 60s tonight, with the risk of a passing shower or storm.

Rain chances will remain rather high on Sunday and Monday, but I do not expect rain all day. With uplift and moisture present, a passing storm will be possible any time day or night, with the highest rain chance occurring during the afternoon and evening hours both Sunday and Monday.

Tuesday through next weekend will feature a risk of scattered, mainly afternoon and evening storms. With some weak uplift still over the area, some areas will catch a good downpour the days listed. With the scattered nature of the storms, not everyone will get rain each day next week, but keep the umbrella handy. If you get rain in your area next week, storms will generally last less than one hour in one spot…

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Scattered Storms Ahead… Friday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx

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Good Friday afternoon! It’s turned out to be a hot day across the state, with high levels of humidity and a light to calm wind. A few storms have developed as advertised, but many spots are dry this afternoon. As we await our next disturbance, the risk of rain remains a bit lower today, however, some spots will get a passing downpour between now and 10pm tonight. Patchy fog will become possible tonight.

Saturday will be a mostly dry day, with highs reaching the upper 80s. Scattered storms will develop during the afternoon hours, with the highest risk happening over far west and northwest Alabama. Scattered storms will become more likely Saturday night, on Sunday and on Monday, as a weak disturbance moves into the area. It will not rain all day, and some areas may miss the rain while others get a downpour. The highest risk of scattered storms will happen Saturday evening through Monday night.

Tuesday through Friday will turn more into a hit or miss scattered storm setup. While I do expect storms to develop in our area, they will be fewer in number, meaning the risk of rain at your house will be a bit lower.

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Scattered Storms Continue in the Forecast… Thursday Update – 3:40pm #alwx

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Good Thursday afternoon! Most of our area has picked up a nice soaking batch of showers and storms this afternoon, but some of you have missed the rain. That’s the nature of scattered storms… some folks get a lot of rain, while others don’t get a drop. We’ve also have heard of a few isolated flooding issues, under some of the heavier storms. With a soupy airmass in place over the next few days, the scattered downpours will continue in the forecast, but the number of storms will be on a decrease on Friday and Saturday, as temperatures above the ground level warm a bit.

Expect a few passing downpours for some areas this evening and early tonight, with most of the action dying out by 10pm tonight across Alabama. Some fog is likely again tonight, so please use caution if you are driving late tonight or early Friday morning. The risk of any one spot getting a passing downpour on Friday is at 40%, then a lower 30% on Saturday. Skies will remain partly sunny both days, with a high in the middle to upper 80s.

A weak cold front will move into Alabama Sunday night and into Monday. This will help to increase the number of scattered storms for Sunday afternoon and on Monday. Most spots will get a passing shower or storm, with some areas getting more than an inch or two of rain. Unfortunately, the rain amounts will be highly uneven, due to the nature of scattered storms.

Tuesday through Thursday of next week will include the risk of scattered storms, but the number of storms will be slightly lower. I still expect lots of scattered downpours to pop up on radar those days…

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Radar Update – 9:30pm Wednesday Eve #alwx

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As of 9:30pm, this wave of rain and storms is gradually moving out of the area. While rain and thunder is still going on at this hour in east Alabama and northern Alabama, the rain there will taper off over the next few hours. A few light showers continue to track north acoss portions of west and southwest Alabama, but anything additional heavy and widespread is not expected. Fog will start to develop tonight, so use caution if you’re traveling…

Scattered storms will be possible again for our Thursday, but the number of storms will be a bit fewer. Storms will be a bit more scattered, meaning not everyone will get a good rain…

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Strong Storms Moving Across the Area… Wednesday Radar Update – 5:50pm #alwx

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At 5:50pm, a large cluster of strong to severe storms are tracking across west and central Alabama. The main line is oriented from Hamilton to Fayette to Jasper to Helena to Clanton and moving northeast at 30mph. Storms are really dumping heavy rain across the area, something we really need. The downfall is the strong winds associated with the line of storms. We’ve had some reports of trees down and power outages, where winds have gusted over 50mph along the line. Once the leading edge of the intense storms pass by you, expect periods of light to moderate rain for an hour or two. This batch of showers and storms will gradually move out of the area by late evening and the early overnight hours.

Fog will become an issue tonight, so drive careful if you have to be on the roads tonight or early Thursday!

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Severe T-storm Warning for Bibb, Shelby and Chilton County Until 6pm Wednesday #alwx

Warnings_1052THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  SOUTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  NORTH CENTRAL CHILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 526 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER WILTON...OR
  OVER MONTEVALLO...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS. 

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. 

  IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  ALABASTER...PELHAM...HELENA...CALERA...MONTEVALLO...COLUMBIANA...
  WILSONVILLE...WILTON...UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO...BRIERFIELD
  IRONWORKS PARK...AMERICAN VILLAGE...ASHBY...MAYLENE...SHELBY COUNTY
  AIRPORT...OAK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK...ALABASTER VETERANS PARK...
  SAGINAW...SADDLE LAKE FARMS...DOGWOOD AND BALLANTRAE.