Dry and Cooler Ahead… Weekend Rain… Wednesday Forecast Update – 5:20pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday evening! It has been a tragic 30 hours across Alabama, with numerous tornadoes across north Alabama and atleast 3 fatalities. The latest word from the National Weather Service has found 4 tornado paths across our northwest Alabama counties, but more tornado paths are yet to be surveyed, so that number will increase.

Cool and stable air has taken over and the severe weather risk has ended. Sunny skies will take over on Thursday and Friday, as a surface high builds in from the northwest. Expect a high in the upper 50s to near 60 on Thursday and Friday. Lows will dip into the upper 30s tonight and lower 30s Friday morning. A frost and freeze is possible for portions of north and central Alabama Friday morning.

Clouds increase on Saturday, with a good chance of a few showers Saturday night. Highs will only top out in the upper 50s on Saturday and Sunday, with rain becoming likely and widespread on Sunday and that may continue into Monday as well. Models suggest our area could get 2 to 5 inches of rain with this next event, which will continue to help pull us out of the drought. At this time, I do not see a risk of severe weather…

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
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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10am Wednesday… Severe Risk Has Ended for Our Area… #alwx @wvua23

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Quick update… The severe weather risk has ended for our area across west and central Alabama. There are showers and storms at 10am across much of central Alabama, but these remain well below severe levels. Rain will end from west to east during the late morning and early afternoon, as cool and stable air takes over…

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

7am Wednesday Radar Update – #alwx @wvua23

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At 7am , a batch of very heavy rain and storms was located in a line from Oneonta to Tuscaloosa to Livingston. This line is slowly sinking southeast and will likely dump a good inch or two of rain as it tracks along and then southeast of I-59. Rain amounts over northwest Alabama are impressive, with radar estimates over 4 to 5 inches in many spots. Flooding is occurring in some areas across the northwest side of the state.

We’re maintaining a low end risk of isolated tornadoes through mid morning for areas along and ahead of the leading edge of the storms. While the tornado risk is much lower than it was yesterday evening and lastnight over northwest AL, I can’t rule out a quick spin-up tornado across central and east Alabama through mid morning. Areas to the northwest of the leading edge of the storms is in good shape, as the severe risk has ended for those areas to the west of Livingston, Tuscaloosa, Jasper and Cullman.

Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA (Channel 23 on Satellite, check your listing for WVUA/WUOA on your local cable service channel) during tornado warnings. You can go to wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click on Live severe weather stream to watch from your computer or smart phone.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and Facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

6am Wednesday Radar Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 6am, a long line of rain and storms continues to shift east across our area, with storms in a line from Oneonta to Jasper to Samantha to Meridian. There are a few cells out ahead of the main line that have shown signs of weak rotation, but there are no warnings at this time. Storms continue to weaken a bit with the line, compared to the significant severe weather issues we experienced much of the night over northwest Alabama.

There is still a tornado watch for much of central and portions of west Alabama through mid morning. The tornado watch have been trimmed back in our northwest Alabama counties and that trimming will continue as the line of storms slowly moves east. The line has dumped an incredible amount of rain over northwest Alabama, with radar estimates over 4 inches in many spots. There are some flooding issues in that zone where the heavy rain has continued much of the night.

The line of storms will impact the I-59 area around 7 to 9am, with locally heavy rain and gusty winds. I can’t rule out a spin-up tornado, but the risk is low. Areas around Anniston to Rockford will deal with the storms after 9am.

Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA (Channel 23 on Satellite, check your listing for WVUA/WUOA on your local cable service channel) during tornado warnings. You can go to wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click on Live severe weather stream to watch from your computer or smart phone.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and Facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Flash Flood Warning for Cullman County… expires 11:15 AM #alwx @wvua23

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN MADISON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHERN MORGAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA…
CULLMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1115 AM CST WEDNESDAY

* AT 514 AM CST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
CULLMAN…GUNTERSVILLE…ARAB…HANCEVILLE…GOOD HOPE…OWENS
CROSS ROADS…GRANT…HOLLY POND…WOODVILLE AND DODGE CITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNED AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

It is very important to have a source such as a NOAA weather radio to wake you up if your area is issued under a tornado warning. You can then turn on the TV or pull up our coverage on your smart phone or computer. Info on that below…
Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA (Channel 23 on Satellite, check your listing for WVUA/WUOA on your local cable service channel) during tornado warnings. You can go to wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click on Live severe weather stream to watch from your computer or smart phone.
For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott
Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Radar Update…Storms Continue 4:05 a.m. #alwx @WVUA23

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The current time is 4 a.m. and storms are still going strong! Currently, central Alabama is now back to non-severe weather limits for now; however, that can still change this morning. We still have a large cluster of storms off to our west here in Tuscaloosa that are traversing eastward. The counties of Lamar and Marion have actually been trimmed from the current tornado watch that is in effect for most of the rest of central Alabama. We are still here in the studio keeping an eye on the weather!

It is very important to have a source such as a NOAA weather radio to wake you up if your area is issued under a tornado warning. You can then turn on the TV or pull up our coverage on your smart phone or computer. Info on that below…
Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA (Channel 23 on Satellite, check your listing for WVUA/WUOA on your local cable service channel) during tornado warnings. You can go to wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click on Live severe weather stream to watch from your computer or smart phone.
For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Tornado Watch EXTENDED until 10 AM with new counties included #alwx @wvua23

regional_temp_640 (4).JPGTHE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 511 UNTIL
10 AM CST THIS MORNING WHICH REPLACES A PORTION OF TORNADO WATCH
508. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

BIBB BLOUNT JEFFERSON
WALKER

IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

WINSTON

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

FAYETTE GREENE HALE
LAMAR PICKENS SUMTER
TUSCALOOSA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALICEVILLE…BIRMINGHAM…BRENT…
CARROLLTON…CENTREVILLE…EUTAW…FAYETTE…GREENSBORO…
HALEYVILLE…HOOVER…JASPER…LIVINGSTON…MOUNDVILLE…
ONEONTA…SULLIGENT…TUSCALOOSA…VERNON AND YORK.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 511 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

CHILTON PERRY SHELBY
ST. CLAIR TALLADEGA

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CALHOUN CLEBURNE

IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA

CHEROKEE ETOWAH

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

MARENGO

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ALABASTER…ANNISTON…CENTRE…
CLANTON…COLUMBIANA…DEMOPOLIS…GADSDEN…HEFLIN…
JACKSONVILLE…LINDEN…MARION…MOODY…PELHAM…PELL CITY…
SYLACAUGA…TALLADEGA AND UNIONTOWN.

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TORNADO WATCH 508 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 5 AM CST EARLY THIS MORNING
FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY

IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA

MARION

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON

It is very important to have a source such as a NOAA weather radio to wake you up if your area is issued under a tornado warning. You can then turn on the TV or pull up our coverage on your smart phone or computer. Info on that below…
Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA (Channel 23 on Satellite, check your listing for WVUA/WUOA on your local cable service channel) during tornado warnings. You can go to wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click on Live severe weather stream to watch from your computer or smart phone.
For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott
Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott