Keeping Eyes Out for Severe Weather for Saturday…5:35pm Update #alwx @wvua23

Severe Risk Round 2.pngGood Friday evening! We saw warm conditions again across the state and that’s helping to make for a nice end to the day… That said, do not let the nice weather this afternoon fool you. We are under the risk for severe weather late tonight, into the early morning hours for Saturday. A small scale disturbance will kick off a cluster of rain and storms west of Alabama around 1am Friday night. Storms will grow in intensity late Friday night, as uplift, wind shear and instability rapidly increases across the area. The primary concern for storms becoming strong to severe will reach the west Alabama state line around 3am Saturday morning, cross east of I-65 sometime during the mid to late morning Saturday, and out of our area around lunch on Saturday. The timing could change a little, but confidence is high on that time-line. The greatest threat for storms to become severe will be in areas along and south of I-20. The risk is a little more limited to the north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, as instability will be a little lower there. The risk could easily increase or decrease, depending on how far north unstable air can make it… Either way, everyone across central Alabama needs to be alert for the potential.

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Another round of strong to severe storms will be possible Saturday evening into very early Sunday morning. This risk appears more limited, as instability should be a good bit lower and wind shear not as impressive. We will carefully watch the setup, and update you if forecast changes occur.

Keep in mind, we go live non-stop on TV on WVUA during tornado warnings. You can go to, scroll to the weather tab and click on Live severe weather stream to watch from your computer or smart phone. We will also Facebook live severe weather coverage. Just look for WVUA23 on Facebook!

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.

Reggie Roakes
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