Severe Storms Likely Tonight…Saturday Eve Update – 6pm Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 6pm Saturday, we’re watching severe storms break out to the west and southwest of Alabama. These storms are very dangerous to our west and southwest, with several tornado warnings ongoing at the moment. The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of south Alabama, generally near and south of HWY 80 under a moderate risk of severe storms. In the zone near York to Demopolis to Selma to Montgomery and points south, the risk of severe storms, including damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are the highest. Understand, all of west and central Alabama is under a severe weather risk tonight, but the highest probability of severe storms will be in the moderate risk area listed above. There could even be a strong tornado or two in the moderate risk area…

Areas along I-20 including Tuscaloosa and Birmingham and Anniston, you’re in a risk of severe storms, with the main risk being large hail, damaging winds, but isolated tornadoes are possible. The main risk north of I-20 is large hail and damaging winds, with a slightly lower risk over north Alabama. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out to the north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, but if instability doesn’t make it north of I-20, the tornado risk will remain to the south of that area listed.

Storms should reach the southwest Alabama first, as they ride northeast between 9pm and 11pm. Storms will continue to spread northeast including much of central Alabama before midnight. The risk of severe storms will end from west to east sometime well after midnight, with our area expected to be clear of any severe issues by 6am Sunday morning.

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. We will also facebook live severe weather coverage. Just look for WVUA23 on facebook!

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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