Showers and Storms Again for Sunday…Saturday Evening Update 8:45

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Good Saturday evening! Central Alabama dodged a bullet today with the opportunity for severe weather. A MCS was approaching the area from the west, but thanks to a fairly ridged cloud deck throughout the day, storm development was either very weak, or prevented. As the system approached central Alabama it dramatically weakened and begin to die out. Currently, there are just a few shower from the system remaining in all of Alabama. Over night those remaining showers will die off, before a new batch will start to develop early in the morning hours. Temperatures in some areas will struggle to drop depending on which areas have cloud cover to hold in warmer temperatures.

Tomorrow ends the weekend with showers and storms redeveloping during the day, very similar to the past two days. Storms will be strong, but likely non-severe so make sure to keep the rain gear handy. Temperatures will once again warm into the lower 80’s before a slight drop in temperatures arrive by the beginning of the work week.

The beginning of the work week keeps the shower and storm potential for both Monday and Tuesday with the correct ingredients still present to get storms to develop. Temperatures will be slightly lower with storms using much of the warmer moist air and a front arriving Tuesday. After Tuesday, the remainder of the work week turns dry and pleasant with temperatures remaining in the upper 70’s as night time temperatures drop back down into a more average low in the mid to lower 50’s.

Next weekend currently looks to keep the nice weather trend with temperatures breaking back into the 80’s and mostly clear skies.

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Reggie Roakes
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Severe Weather Threat Ending for Central Alabama…Update: 7p.m.

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Earlier today conditions were favorable for severe weather across central Alabama, including: hail, straight line winds, and the low probability of a brief isolated tornado. Over the past several hours, the MCS currently passing through Alabama has weakened considerably.

The Huntsville area earlier received a tornado warning, but things here in central Alabama have remained calm. Winds with the passing system will be strong, but no severe thresholds should be met for the remainder of the evening and night.

We will continue to track the system as it passes through central Alabama to be safe.

Have a good Saturday evening and catch us on WVUA 23 News at 10.

Reggie Roakes

WVUA 23 News

9:30pm Friday Radar Update… Storms Ending Fast… More Storms Ahead… #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday evening to you! After a mess with a strong MCS passing through the area this evening, storms are rapidly winding down. As of 9:30pm, rain is still falling roughly along and east of I-65 and moving east. Most areas will be dry well before midnight. The storms brought very large hail and damaging winds to some spots this afternoon. In-fact, I had hail the size of golf ball to base ball at my house near the north end of Lake Tuscaloosa. I lost a tree in my back yard and have some minor roof shingle damage from wind and hail. The more common hail size was dime to golf ball in the more intense storms. I’ve heard of several structure fires likely related to lightning strikes this evening. Rain amounts vary drastically, with some areas over south west Alabama not getting a drop, while some spots got over 2 inches…

Storms like this can be very hard to predict, as their movement often changes, and they could dissipate at any time. We expected the storms roughly along and northwest of I-20, then the storms to die out somewhere close to Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. As you can see, the storms have made it all the way to Montgomery. Just goes to show you how difficult and complicated these things are.

There’s a chance another MCS moves through the area Saturday afternoon and evening, but I highly doubt the intensity will be like what we just experienced. The MCS tomorrow will develop to our west and quickly weaken as it tracks east across the state. Looks like the best chance of this will be after 3pm tomorrow, with higher rain chances in west Alabama.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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6:30pm Radar Check… Storms Continue to Move Through… #alwx @wvua23

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At 6:30pm, an MCS or cluster of strong to severe storms continue to move through the area. Expect storms to produce gusty winds and hail as they track southeast at 40mph. We’ve got several severe thunderstorm warnings out there in response to the damaging wind and hail risk. So far, we’ve had numerous reports of hail from dime size to as large as baseball size in scattered spots. Expect very heavy rain under the storms, as they generally move southeast over the next few hours. These storms will slowly weaken and fall apart at some point between 9pm and 11pm across central or east Alabama.

Richard Scott

Severe T-storm Warning for St. Clair, Shelby Co Until 7pm #alwx @wvua23

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
614 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 613 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR CLAY TO NEAR TANNEHILL IRONWORKS STATE PARK…
MOVING EAST AT 45 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…
HOOVER…ALABASTER…PELHAM…HELENA…PELL CITY…LEEDS…MOODY…CALERA…
CHELSEA…MONTEVALLO…COLUMBIANA…SPRINGVILLE…ODENVILLE…
WILSONVILLE…MARGARET…ARGO…INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE…RIVERSIDE…
VINCENT AND RAGLAND.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 228 AND 247.
INTERSTATE 59 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 148 AND 156.
INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 144 AND 158.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Severe T-storm Warning for Pickens Co Til 6:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
548 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 548 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ETHELSVILLE…
OR 8 MILES NORTH OF PICKENSVILLE…MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GORDO…REFORM…CARROLLTON…PICKENSVILLE…ETHELSVILLE…PINE GROVE…
NORTH PICKENS AIRPORT…KIRK…OWENS AND MCSHAN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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Severe T-storm Warning for Jefferson and Walker Co Til 6:45 #alwx @wvua

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN WALKER COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 542 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM NEAR SMITH DAM TO NEAR DEERLICK CREEK CAMPGROUNDS…
MOVING EAST AT 35 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…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…VESTAVIA HILLS…BESSEMER…HOMEWOOD…MOUNTAIN
BROOK…TRUSSVILLE…HUEYTOWN…GARDENDALE…IRONDALE…LEEDS…
FAIRFIELD…FULTONDALE…SUMITON…CORDOVA…DORA…CENTER POINT…
PLEASANT GROVE…CLAY AND PINSON.