Strong/Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon… Thursday Update – 8:25am #alwx @wvua23


Good Thursday morning! I’ve posted the radar and satellite this morning at 8:26am above and the time-frame I expect the risk of strong to severe storms in a particular spot.

First, notice all the clouds and rain on radar over parts of west Alabama and east Mississippi. If this activity continues through midday, that would greatly reduce the severe weather risk today. However, if this rain moves out and the sun can pop out some by late morning and early afternoon, the risk of strong to severe storms will certainly continue in our area. This would be wonderful if clouds and rain can keep instability lower today, as our severe threat would then become rather low. I’ll update you as the day progresses whether the risk increases or decreases.

Pending we can get enough instability for severe storms this afternoon, the main risk would occur in areas along and to the west of I-65 between noon and 6pm. Areas east of I-65 could experience severe weather between 2pm and 10pm. That does not mean you will have severe weather for that long of a time period. That’s just the time when the window of opportunity is open for severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center currently has us under a “Slight Risk.” The risk include damaging wind, large hail and a few isolated tornadoes. Again, if clouds and rain limit instability this morning and into the afternoon, that would greatly reduce our severe weather threat today.

We will be on TV on WVUA non-stop during tornado warnings for all of west, central and east Alabama in the Birmingham TV market area. We can be heard live on Moody Radio 88.9fm in the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area, 89.5fm in the Selma area, 91.9fm in the Dixons Mills area if you lose power.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott


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