Very Warm Wednesday, Cool Thursday, Warm Weekend…Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has included lots of rain and storms through much of the morning and afternoon. As of 4:25pm, rain and storms continue for areas generally near and east of I-65, but the heavy rain in east and portions of central Alabama will come to an end over the next few hours. A few isolated showers or maybe a storm or two will be possible into the evening hours.

Wednesday will feature a very mild day, with highs easily reaching the upper 70s across west and central Alabama. As a cold front moves southward across Alabama Wednesday evening, there is a chance of a few storms along the front. If storms actually develop, they stand the risk of producing damaging wind and hail. The risk appears isolated…

Expect chilly air to return to Alabama on Thursday, with highs in the lower to middle 50s, with a north breeze. Lows Thursday night will drop into the lower 30s, with a freeze and frost for many areas. As the trough rapidly moves east, we can expect a warming trend on Friday, with a high in the lower 60s.

The weekend will include spring-like conditions, with highs reaching the low 70s on Saturday and middle 70s on Sunday. Clouds increase over the weekend, with a few isolated showers possible on Sunday.

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
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Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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3pm Tuesday Radar Update… Storms Continue for Some Areas… #alwx @wvua23

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At 3pm, we’ve still got areas of heavy rain and intense storms across portions of central and west Alabama, with storms thinning out over northwest Alabama near and to the northwest of Tuscaloosa. A few isolated storms continue in east Mississippi, and those storms are moving towards west Alabama. The widespread heavy rain and storms will gradually move east and out of the area between now and 6pm, with just isolated showers and storms possible after 6pm.

For the rest of the afternoon and evening, I don’t expect any severe weather issues. Some storms that remain across our area will be intense and produce heavy rain and frequent lightning, but organized severe weather is unlikely. Again, radar should gradually calm down over the next 3 to 4 hours, as the core of the most intense storms and widespread heavy rain moves into Georgia.

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
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Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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1:50pm Tuesday Radar Update… Storms Continue #alwx @wvua23

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At 1:50pm, we continue to deal with areas of heavy rain and strong storms. There are no current watches or warnings in our local area, as the heavy rain currently over most of central and west Alabama has caused the airmass remain rather stable. We are watching storms back in east Mississippi move into west Alabama, but there are no signs of rotation at the moment. Instability over east Mississippi is moving into west Alabama, so we will need to watch radar trends carefully over the next few hours.

Between now and 6pm, areas of heavy rain and storms will continue to move across west and central Alabama. Some storms will be strong, but widespread severe weather is not expected; however, there could still be a severe storm or two between now and 6pm before this all comes to an end. A few storms could produce hail, damaging wind and maybe a quick spin-up tornado. We have seen significant damage this morning in the New Orleans area, as they were impacted by a large tornado. The main risk of severe weather will remain near the Gulf Coast with this event.

Rain amounts will continue to add up, and we will need to keep an eye out on some localized flooding as well. Computer models underperformed significantly on the amount of rain for today. Some areas have picked up between 1 inch and 4 inches already, with rain continuing to fall.

By 6pm, the risk of anything becoming severe will have ended, as this wave sparking the development of storms moves to our east. Conditions will remain very mild this evening and really warm on Wednesday.

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

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

10:30am Tuesday Radar Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 10:30am, heavy rain and storms continue to track eastward across west Alabama, but there are no current watches or warnings in our area. It appears the heavy rain and storms have outran the surface based instability, that remains well west of our area. This wave of storms may actually help to keep the air a little more stable and prevent a severe weather risk from occurring. Either way, the risk is low in our area.

Between now and 6pm, lets keep an eye on radar trends incase any storms get a little out of hand. Again, at this time, I see no signs of severe weather issues, but that does not mean we’re totally out of the woods. Between now and 6pm, there is still a low end risk of damaging wind, hail and an isolated spin-up tornado. Be weather alert…

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

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

Low End Severe Risk Continues Today… Tuesday Update – 9am @wvua23 #alwx

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At 9am, Tuesday morning, a batch of heavy rain and intense storms continue to organize over west Alabama. So far, there are no watches or warnings in our area, but that could change later this morning and into the afternoon. Storms could produce some flooding, given how heavy the rain rates are and how slow the storms are progressing east.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Alabama under a slight risk of severe weather, with an enhanced risk of severe weather close to the Gulf Coast. The risk today across all of our area includes isolated wind damage, isolated flooding, large hail and perhaps a spin-up tornado or two.

The risk is beginning now in far west Alabama and will very slowly progress east through the rest of the morning and into the afternoon, reaching areas along and east of I-65 after lunch. The risk will end from west to east by mid to late afternoon, with all issues to the east of Alabama by sunset this evening.

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

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