9:40pm Wednesday Radar Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 9:40pm Wednesday, we are watching showers and storms develop across northwest Alabama. The storms over Alabama are not severe and remain rather weak. We are watching with interest new storms forming in northwest Mississippi and southeast Arkansas. Those are the storms associated with the main line and cold front. Currently, there are no watches or warnings associated with the storms to our west…

Given the uplift, wind shear and increasing surface based instability, storms that develop stand the chance of becoming strong. There could be an isolated wind damage issue or a spin-up tornado tonight, as the main line works through the state. The risk is on the low end of the scale, but I still want you to be weather alert tonight incase a severe storm moves into your area. Have a source to wake you up if a warning is issued for your area.

The risk of strong and isolated severe storms will reach northwest Alabama sometime closer to midnight, then impact the I-59 area (near Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden) between midnight and 2am. Areas to the southeast of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden will deal with the risk of strong to isolated severe storms between 1am and 4am.

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

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
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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