Radar Update: 12:30 a.m.~~ #alwx @wvua23
December 29, 2016 Leave a comment
At 12:30am, numerous showers and embedded thunderstorms are impacting areas roughly along and to the northwest of I-59. Rain is falling at times in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden and points to the northwest. One good sign is there have been no severe weather warnings over the past few hours with the approaching storms from the west. The risk of severe weather tonight is low, but it’s not out of the question to get a warning or two overnight.
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 develop between 1am and 3am near and northwest of I-59, then impact areas to the southeast of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden between 2am and 5am.
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist