7pm Radar Update: Strong to Severe Storms Moving Across the Area… #alwx @wvua23

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At 7pm, a line of intense storms with heavy rain and strong winds is located in a line from Cullman to Tuscaloosa to Livingston. The line itself could dump an inch or more of rain in a short period of time. Winds could top 50mph in spots as the line passes over your area. The low end tornado risk however has pretty much faded across our area. I can’t rule out a quick spin-up south of HWY 80 between now and 9pm, but the risk is unlikely. The storms will end slowly from west to east overnight. Areas across east Alabama such as Anniston, Talladega and Rockford will deal with the storms after 9pm, but the line will slowly weaken as it moves east tonight.

Very gusty pressure gradient winds ahead of the main line continues to be an issue this evening, with numerous power outages not related to a thunderstorm. Winds have gusted over 40mph at times today over all of west and central Alabama.

Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA 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

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