Wednesday Eve Forecast Update for West & Central AL… #alwx @wvua23

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Expect chilly weather for Thursday, with temperatures only topping out in the 50s. Areas north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham could be in the 40s all day, with a north breeze. Look for lots of sunshine on Thursday and Friday. A freeze and frost is possible for many areas Friday morning. Highs will reach the low 60s on Friday.

Clouds increase over the weekend, with highs in the low 70s on Saturday and middle 70s on Sunday. A stray shower is possible on Sunday and Monday, with a better chance of scattered showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

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8:10pm Wed Radar Update: Storms Weakening, Moving East #alwx @wvua23

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At 8:10pm, all warnings have been canceled, as the line of storms is greatly weakening across central Alabama. Storms are lined up roughly near the I-59 corridor, moving east at 40mph. While a random severe t-storm warning is possible over the next hour or two, widespread severe weather will not happen tonight; in-fact, if you live northwest of I-59 (Northwest of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden), your severe weather risk is over tonight.  Areas generally near and east of Birmingham could still see some gusty winds or small hail before 10pm.

The line will reach areas like Demopolis, Clanton and Talladega round 9pm, then exit our central and east Alabama counties by 11pm. The line is broken in spots, so it’s possible you miss out on the rain with this fast hitting event.

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

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Tuscaloosa and Pickens County…expires 8:15pm 2/8/17 #wxal @wvua23


The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Northeastern Pickens County in west central Alabama…

Western Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama…
* Until 815 PM CST
* At 732 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located 8 miles southeast

of Ashcraft Corner, or 9 miles northeast of Gordo, moving east at

50 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage 

to roofs, siding, and trees. 
* Locations impacted include…

Tuscaloosa, Northport, Holt, Coker, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater,

University Mall, Deerlick Creek Campgrounds, Bankhead Lock And Dam,

Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, Binion Creek Landing, Bryant Denny

Stadium, Samantha, McFarland Mall, Lake Lurleen State Park, Tierce

Pattton Bridge, Windham Springs, Oliver Lock And Dam, Stillman

College, Flatwoods and Lubbub.

HAIL…1.00IN

WIND…60MPH

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cullman, Morgan, and Lawrence Counties…expires 7:30pm 2/8/17 #wxal @wvua23


The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Northwestern Cullman County in north central Alabama…

Southwestern Morgan County in north central Alabama…

Southeastern Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama…
* Until 730 PM CST
* At 705 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located over Inmanfield,

or 14 miles north of Arley, moving east at 55 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage 

to roofs, siding, and trees. 
* Locations impacted include…

Hartselle, Falkville, Sardis, Vinemont, Baileyton, West Point, Eva,

Fairview, Cole Springs and Battleground.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.

7PM Wed Update: Strong To Severe Storms Moving East… #alwx @wvua23

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At 7pm, we’re watching an area of strong storms that are nearing severe criteria and have occasionally become severe over the past hour. These storms are moving east and expanding in coverage. At this time, storms were lined up from central Winston County southwest to Fayette and to Millport in southern Lamar County.

Some areas will miss the rain as the scattered storms pass through this evening, with severe weather issues being isolated to the stronger storms. A couple of storms may produce damaging wind or large hail between now and 10pm. After 10pm, storms will be moving out of central Alabama and into Georgia. There is currently a severe t-storm watch for areas north of Tuscaloosa, including cities of Vernon, Fayette, Jasper, Birmingham, Pell City and points north.

We’ll watch radar trends over the next few hours, but this will be a very fast hitting event. The risk of anything becoming severe south of I-20 is really low this evening.

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

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lamar and Marion Counties…expires at 7p.m. 2/8/17 @wvua23 #wxal


The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Northeastern Lamar County in west central Alabama…

Southern Marion County in northwestern Alabama…
* Until 700 PM CST
* At 615 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located near Beaverton, or

8 miles northeast of Sulligent, moving east at 40 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage 

to roofs, siding, and trees. 
* Locations impacted include…

Winfield, Guin, Brilliant, Glen Allen, Beaverton, Gu-

Win, Twin, Tucker, Henson Springs, Pikeville, Texas and Marion

County Public Lake.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.
HAIL…1.00IN

WIND…60MPH

Isolated Severe Storms This Eve… Cooler Thursday… Warm Weekend! – Wednesday Forecast Update – 5:20pm #alwx @wvua23

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

31 IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES
IN CENTRAL ALABAMA
BLOUNT, JEFFERSON, ST. CLAIR

WALKER, CULLMAN
IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA
CHEROKEE ETOWAH
IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA
MARION WINSTON
IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA
FAYETTE LAMAR
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…BIRMINGHAM…CENTRE…FAYETTE…

GADSDEN…HALEYVILLE…HAMILTON…HOOVER…JASPER…MOODY…

ONEONTA…PELL CITY…SULLIGENT AND VERNON.

The main risk with the storms this evening and tonight will be large hail and damaging winds. Storms will approach I-20 between 7pm and 10pm, then move out of central Alabama shortly after 10pm. While the severe t-storm watch for north Alabama continues until Midnight, it sure looks like this event will be over before midnight tonight. Understand, this is a low end risk. I do not expect a widespread severe weather event this evening and tonight, but be alert over the next few hours.

 

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Expect chilly weather for Thursday, with temperatures only topping out in the 50s. Areas north of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham could be in the 40s all day, with a north breeze. Look for lots of sunshine on Thursday and Friday. A freeze and frost is possible for many areas Friday morning. Highs will reach the low 60s on Friday.

Clouds increase over the weekend, with highs in the low 70s on Saturday and middle 70s on Sunday. A stray shower is possible on Sunday and Monday, with a better chance of scattered showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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