3:30pm Tuesday Severe Weather Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 3:30pm, supercell storms are developing across much of central and west Mississippi. Some of these may move into northwest Alabama sometime after 5pm this evening. This would be in the pink shade on the map above in areas around Reform, Vernon, Fayette, Hamilton and Halevyville. In the zone on the map in pink above is the best chance of dealing with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes.

Areas in the orange shade around Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Jasper, Cullman, Demopolis, Clanton, Centreville will deal with a risk of severe storms overnight, but the risk will be a little lower and will be later tonight. I still expect the risk of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes in the area shaded in orange tonight, so remain alert. Our main issue in the orange shaded area will be in the form of a late night squall line. If cells can develop ahead of the line, they stand the best chance of producing a tornado. The line will very slowly move eastward through the late night hours across west and central Alabama. It could be after sunrise before the rain ends in some areas…

This is going to be mainly an overnight event for Alabama. The risk of severe storms will begin as early as 6pm over northwest Alabama in the areas shaded in pink. In the areas shaded in orange, the main risk of storms becoming severe will be from 10pm through 8am.

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

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