Scattered Storms Continue… Hotter Weekend Ahead… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! After a stormy start to our Tuesday, the afternoon has been fairly quiet across the area. Due to the widespread extent of the storms earlier today, the airmass hasn’t really had a chance to recover for additional afternoon storms. I do expect a few storms to develop this evening and overnight, but not everyone will get rain. Expect some patchy overnight tonight, so drive careful on the roads.

With a weak trough axis over the area and surface front, expect a good chance of scattered storms from time to time on Wednesday and Thursday. Much like today, it will not rain all day. I do expect many neighborhoods to get a soaking. The risk of scattered storms will go down a bit on Friday through the holiday weekend, but I still expect scattered storms, especially during the afternoon hours. If you have outdoor plans this weekend, I don’t expect an all day rain event. You may have a quick interruption from a passing storm, so keep that in mind.

The tropics remain very quiet…

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Scattered Storms Ahead… Monday Forecast Update – 3:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! The heat has returned this afternoon, with most areas reporting temperatures in the lower 90s. Moisture is also increasing across the area, and we will notice a big increase in moisture levels through the week. We’re still under the influence of a trough, with a large ridge in the western US. The trough will allow disturbances to move into the area from the northwest over the next several days, allowing the risk of scattered storms to increase.

As a weak cold front moves into the area from the north on Tuesday, expect a good chance of scattered showers and storms. While it will likely rain where you live at some point on Tuesday, I do not expect rain all day. There could be a few strong storms involved, but organized severe weather is unlikely. Highs will top out in the upper 80s on Tuesday through Thursday. Lows will remain in the lower 70s.

A ridge will gradually build into the area by the weekend, which will reduce rain chances a bit. With a northwest flow aloft, we will have to watch out for clusters of storms to our northwest. This is the time of the year for the dreaded MCS…

The tropics remain very quiet…

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One Last Dry and Sunny Day… Sunday Forecast Update — 8 pm

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A beautiful Sunday across Central Alabama. I hope you were able to enjoy it as this is a fairly short-lived spell of dry and sunny weather. Tonight will be pleasantly cool, temperatures falling into the mid 60’s by Monday morning. Monday will be the last day of this really nice summer weather, temperatures will warm into the low 90’s as the sky remains mostly clear. A few extra clouds move in late in the evening before showers and storms move in for Tuesday.

A mostly cloudy sky, showers, and storms for us on Tuesday will keep the temperatures just a bit cooler, only reaching the upper 80’s. Afternoon showers and storms are possible through the rest of the week as several disturbances move across the TN Valley to our north throughout the week. Temperatures will remain in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s with those afternoon storms.

The 4th of July weekend looks to be seasonable, temperatures in the low 90’s, a few clouds, and the scattered afternoon storms. Keep an eye on the sky as you celebrate this weekend as you may be caught under an afternoon shower or storm Saturday. Things will calm down as we approach sunset and the fireworks shows across the area.

The tropics remain tranquil.

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Relief From the Humidity Arrives… Saturday Forecast Update — 8 pm

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Cooler air is arriving tonight and it is a welcome relief from the heat and humidity! A few storms may be leftover tonight as the front moves through, but temperatures will be cooling overnight tonight into the mid 60’s as the sky slowly clears. Sunday will be a very nice day with temperatures in the upper 80’s and a mostly sunny sky. The big difference will be the drier air that will be in place. It will feel a lot better when you step outside with lower humidity.

Overnight temperatures will be cooler as well, dropping into the mid 60’s Sunday night into Monday morning. Monday will be similar to Sunday, maybe a degree or two warmer, but overall a nice day as well before more rain chances return on Tuesday. Scattered storms move back into the South for the middle and latter portions of the work week, especially in the afternoons as temperatures warm back into the lower 90’s under a partly sunny sky. I anticipate the greatest coverage will be on Tuesday; but afternoon storms are possible each day through Friday.

The 4th of July weekend looks pretty nice with high temperatures in the low 90’s, a few clouds and a stray storm Saturday. Best chances for storms will be north of Birmingham toward Huntsville as some extra energy moves through the TN Valley.

The tropics are remain quiet.

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Showers and Storms Saturday, But Beautiful on Sunday… Friday Forecast Update — 3:30 pm

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Scattered storms this afternoon will be replaced by more organized activity late tonight and through the day on Saturday. Temperatures this afternoon peaked in the low 90’s before storms popped up to cool us back down. The rest of the evening will remain a bit unsettled across the area with scattered storms continuing through the early evening hours. I anticipate these storms will die off between 9 and 11 pm tonight before more showers and storms move in from the northwest.

The organized activity is associated with a cold front that will swing across the state Saturday evening bringing cooler and drier air to Tuscaloosa and Central Alabama. Temperatures on Saturday will be cooler with plenty of cloud cover and showers and storms throughout the day. High temperatures will only be in the mid 80’s Saturday afternoon. Once the cold front passes, the rain will taper off through the overnight hours, leaving us with mostly dry and mostly sunny conditions on Sunday. The morning low will be refreshingly cool, in the mid 60’s thanks to the drier air. Sunday’s high will be in the mid and upper 80’s as lower humidity continues.

The work week will start pleasant as the drier air is still in place on Monday; however, another area of low pressure moves across the Midwest, bringing some uplift to spark some showers and storms once again over Central Alabama Tuesday through Friday. The second half of the week will not be completely rained out; however there will be several rounds of rain those days as the system pushes east.

The tropics are still quiet at this time.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cleburne County until 1pm CDT #alwx

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1237 PM CDT FRI JUN 26 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 100 PM CDT

* AT 1237 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER HEFLIN…
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND NICKEL SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HEFLIN…EDWARDSVILLE AND LAKE CLEBURNE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cleburne County until 5:30pm #alwx

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
458 PM CDT THU JUN 25 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 530 PM CDT

* AT 458 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PIEDMONT…
MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HEFLIN…FRUITHURST…EDWARDSVILLE…MARS HILLS…MUSCADINE…
ABERNATHY…SWEETWATER LAKE…I 20 WELCOME CENTER…OAK LEVEL…
COLEMAN LAKE AND CAMPGROUND…LAKE CLEBURNE…BORDEN SPRINGS AND
LIBERTY HILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
THEY WILL SEND YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
BIRMINGHAM.

CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING
KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH
TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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