Limited Severe Risk over Southwest AL Tonight… Thursday Update – 8am #alwx @wvua23

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Here’s a update on the severe risk for tonight across Alabama. This is a limited risk of damaging winds and a few spin-up tornadoes this evening and tonight for southwest portions of Alabama. The time-frame will begin around 9pm and gradually end after midnight from west to east. All of our area should be out of a risk by 3am. Rain and thunder may continue after the risk ends for your area for a few hours. Instability will be limited and confined to areas primarily over southwest Alabama, so that’s where we will include the risk of a few strong to severe storms overnight. Given the warm front will struggle to reach I-20, I don’t expect any major issues for the Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Anniston areas, however, we’ll keep an eye on radar trends. Be alert tonight and have a way to get warnings, incase a warning is issued for your area.

The main risk of severe weather will occur roughly south of HWY 82, south of Reform, Tuscaloosa , Centreville. The latest risk from the Storm Prediction Center includes areas just to the south of the cities listed above. There is a limited risk of a few strong to the north of HWY 82, but the risk there is low.

If we go under a tornado warning, I will be on TV until the threat ends.

Heavy rain will also be another concern, with our area getting between 2 and 3 inches of rain out of this event.

Richard Scott
Chief Meteorologist
WVUA 23 | Box 870172 | Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172
O: 205-348-8005|
Email: rscott@wvua23.com
Website: http://www.wvua23.com
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Twitter: @RichardWVUA23

 

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