1:30am Thursday Radar Update #alwx @wvua23


Good early Thursday! As of 1:30am, the news continues good in terms of the lack of severe weather. Showers and storms continue to sink southeast across central and west Alabama. There are no current watches or warnings anywhere across Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. One main limiting factor for tornadoes continues to be the lack of uplift and the southwest surface wind. For tornado formation, surface winds need to be south to southeast to get the needed backing to increase low level wind shear, and that’s just not going to happen tonight.

Understand, the risk of severe weather has always appeared very marginal with this system, and the risk continues to look very low for the next few hours, as a cold front moves across the state. Storms may produce a quick burst of heavy rain and gusty winds. The risk of a tornado is really low for the rest of the night, but we’ll keep an eye on radar trends.

At 1:30am, the cold front was lined up from near Cullman to Vernon to Starkville. Behind the front, the air is turning cooler and stable. Ahead of the front, warm and unstable air remains in place. Showers and storms will feed off the fuel until the cold front brings an end to the action between now and sunrise Thursday morning from northwest to southeast. The cold front should reach I-59 (Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden) around 3am. The cold front will reach Montgomery by 5am. Cold air will win the battle, and conditions will feel colder by sunrise.

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

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott


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