Little to No Rain Over the Next 5 Days! Thursday Forecast Update 10am #alwx

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Good Thursday and a happy New Year’s Eve! A southwest flow aloft and a surface front near the coast will keep a mainly cloudy sky in the forecast through Friday. A stray light shower is possible today and Friday, but the risk of widespread rain is unlikely in this part of the state. Rain will be more widespread closer to the Gulf Coast. If you’re going to be outdoors for New Year’s Eve tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies, with temperatures dropping into the 40s after sunset. The air will turn much colder on Friday and Saturday, as highs only reach the upper 40s. Lows will dip below freezing Saturday night.

Sunshine returns on Sunday and Monday…

Alabama takes on Michigan State in Arlington, TX on Thursday. Kickoff is at 7pm. Expect cloudy skies and cold conditions. A few sprinkles are possible at kickoff, with a few snow flurries mixing in the sprinkles by the end of the game. At this time, travel issues are not expected. Fortunately, the game will be played indoors, so weather won’t be a factor.

Much of next week is looking cool, with a dry start the week.

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Chilly Days Ahead… Wednesday Forecast Update – 3pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! As advertised in model data, a weak wave of low pressure brought a round of rain and thunder lastnight and this morning to Alabama. At 3pm, most of central and north Alabama is dry, with only a few light showers on radar. Rain continues in areas south of HWY 80, but that mess will also decrease in coverage tonight. Temperatures will drop into the middle 40s overnight.

Thursday will feature a mostly cloudy sky, with highs in the upper 50s. A southwest flow aloft and a surface front near the coast will keep a mainly cloudy sky in the forecast through Friday. A few light showers are also possible Thursday and Friday, but the risk of widespread rain is unlikely in this part of the state. Rain will be more widespread closer to the Gulf Coast. If you’re going to be outdoors for New Year’s Eve Thursday night, expect mostly cloudy skies, with temperatures dropping into the 40s after sunset. The air will turn much colder on Friday and Saturday, as highs only reach the upper 40s. Lows will dip below freezing Saturday night.

Sunshine returns on Sunday and Monday…

Alabama takes on Michigan State in Arlington, TX on Thursday. Kickoff is at 7pm. Expect cloudy skies and cold conditions. A few sprinkles are possible at kickoff, with a few snow flurries mixing in the sprinkles by the end of the game. At this time, travel issues are not expected. Fortunately, the game will be played indoors, so weather won’t be a factor.

 

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Cooler Days Ahead… Some Rain… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Most areas have seen a mix of sun and clouds today, with temperatures cooler than recent days. Highs have reached into the upper 50s to lower 60s, which is still above average. We’re watching a weak disturbance move our way from the southwest. Expect showers to increase tonight and on Wednesday. Temperatures will drop into the lower 50s tonight and remain in the 50s all day Wednesday. Rain amounts will remain less than 1″ in our area, although, portions of south Alabama could get more.

Alabama takes on Michigan State in Arlington, TX on Thursday. Kickoff is at 7pm. Expect cloudy skies and cold conditions. A few sprinkles are possible at kickoff, with a few snow flurries mixing in the sprinkles by the end of the game. At this time, travel issues are not expected. Fortunately, the game will be played indoors, so weather won’t be a factor.

We’ll remain under a southwest flow aloft, with moisture moving over our area on Thursday and Friday. While I don’t think it will rain a lot both day, I would keep the umbrella handy incase some light rain or sprinkles remain in the area. Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s for highs on Friday and Saturday, as we begin 2016. Conditions will feel much colder, compared to recent days!

Saturday and Sunday appear dry and chilly, with upper 40s on Saturday and lower 50s on Sunday. Overnight lows will drop below freezing this weekend.

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Rain Ending for Now… More Rain Wednesday… Monday Forecast Update – 5pm #alwx

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Good Monday afternoon! After a very wet day across the state, conditions are drying out this afternoon and evening. Most areas picked up 1-2″ of rain, but severe weather did not become an issue with this event. Skies tonight will remain partly to mostly cloudy as a weak cold front passes through the state. There’s not any really cold air behind this front, but expect some big changes by the end of the week and weekend.

Temperatures will drop into the middle 40s tonight, with no risk of rain. We’ll warm into the lower 60s on Tuesday, which is closer to normal. Keep in mind, the normal high for Tuscaloosa this time of the year is 56. With a southwest flow aloft, expect skies to remain partly to mostly cloudy. Showers increase Tuesday night ahead of our next wave. Rain will become widespread on Wednesday, with the heaviest rain over the southern half of the state. Rain totals near and south of HWY 80 will approach 1″ with this event. Expect highs in the upper 50s on Wednesday and Thursday, with lows in the 40s.

New Year’s Eve is looking cool and mostly dry, with temperatures dropping into the upper 30s to near 40 after midnight. Models suggest there could be another wave of showers on Friday, so we may have to bump up rain chances if future model runs increase the risk. Highs will only reach the upper 40s on Friday and Saturday. We’ll enjoy increasing sunshine on Saturday.

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Tornado Watch Cancelled…11:20a.m. #alwx

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED TORNADO WATCH 575 FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS CANCELS 13 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

AUTAUGA BIBB CHILTON
DALLAS ELMORE JEFFERSON
LOWNDES MONTGOMERY PERRY
SHELBY

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

HALE MARENGO TUSCALOOSA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…BIRMINGHAM…BRENT…
CENTREVILLE…CLANTON…COLUMBIANA…DEMOPOLIS…FORT DEPOSIT…
GREENSBORO…HOOVER…LINDEN…LOWNDESBORO…MARION…MILLBROOK…
MONTGOMERY…MOUNDVILLE…PELHAM…PRATTVILLE…SELMA…
TUSCALOOSA…UNIONTOWN AND WETUMPKA.

Lots of Rain… Severe Risk Very Low… 10am Update #alwx

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At 10am, there are no current severe weather issues in our area. Lots of rain and thunder is tracking northeast across the state, but given the lack of instability and warmer temperatures above the ground, I really think the risk of severe weather is very low. A storm or two may still produce a quick spin-up tornado this morning or early afternoon, but the chance of that should remain south of I-20. Rain amounts of 1″ are possible in some areas, with a few higher totals. There is a tornado watch for most of our area until noon, but that may start to be trimmed back soon.

Rain and storms will continue on and off through the rest of the morning, ending during the afternoon from west to east.

If we have any tornado warnings, you can tune into WVUA23. I’ll be live, non-stop for tornado coverage in the event we get some tornadic activity in our area. We cover west, central and east Alabama non-stop during tornado warnings.

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Strong Storms Moving Through… 8:30am Radar Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good morning! At 8:30am, a large mass of heavy rain and thunder is moving across west Alabama. At this time, we don’t have any active warnings in our coverage area. There is a tornado watch until noon today for the western half of Alabama.

Widespread severe weather is not expected today. There could be a spin-up tornado or two this morning over west Alabama or this afternoon in east Alabama. A storm may also produce gusty strait line winds. We’ll watch radar trends carefully this morning and early afternoon. The line of rain and storms is impacting most areas west of I-65 now, but this activity will push east of I-65 by late morning and into the early afternoon. West Alabama will be in the clear of any severe weather issues by noon.

If we have any tornado warnings, you can tune into WVUA23. I’ll be live, non-stop for tornado coverage in the event we get some tornadic activity in our area. We cover west, central and east Alabama non-stop during tornado warnings.

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