Storms Wednesday Noon – 7pm… Thoughts on This… 9:30pm Tuesday Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday evening! Here’s an update on the risk of strong to isolated severe storms Wednesday afternoon. Looking over our latest highres computer model data coming in tonight, everything is on track. I expect a mostly weak and broken line of showers and storms to race southeast across west & central Alabama during the afternoon hours on Wednesday.

The best wind shear for tornado formation will be well north of Alabama. The best uplift for more widespread and intense thunderstorms will be well north of Alabama. Instability here will be decent for an early March event. Basically, we’ll have just enough instability and uplift to kick off a very thin and broken line of showers and storms. The more intense storms along the thin line may produce a damaging wind gust or two as it passes across central Alabama, with a quick burst of heavy rain and brief intense lightning. An isolated storm or two may even produce small hail. The risk of a tornado in central Alabama appears really low, but we’ll carefully watch storms. This will be an incredibly fast hitting event, where the storm may begin and end in your area within 15 to 30 minutes.

The thin, broken line will impact areas near Hamilton, Vernon, Fayette, Jasper, Cullman and Reform between noon and 4pm. Areas along I-59 such as Livingston, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden will deal with the storms between 2pm and 6pm. Storms will exit our south and east Alabama counties by 7pm, impacting areas around Auburn and Montgomery to the south of our coverage area.

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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Strong Storms Wednesday PM… A Little Cooler Thursday… Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out very mild this afternoon, with areas south of Tuscaloosa reaching 80 degrees! Thicker clouds and some rain across north Alabama earlier today has kept temperatures a tad cooler along the HWY 278 corridor. Most areas there are in the low 70s. Temperatures will remain mild this evening, with overnight lows in the middle to upper 60s. A few isolated showers are possible tonight and into Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will feature a very mild day, with a high in the upper 70s. Lots of questions are on the severe weather risk for Wednesday. Here’s the latest…

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A very thin, broken line of showers and storms will enter northwest Alabama up around Florence and the Shoals during the midday hour. The line will race east and southeast across west and central Alabama, moving out of Alabama and into Georgia by 7pm Wednesday evening.

Here’s the time-line: Storms will begin aroun noon in far northwest Alabama (around the Florence/Shoals area), then advance east to impact the I-59 coridoor (Livingston to Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden) sometime between 3pm and 5pm. Storms will exit our east and east central Alabama countiues (areas around Anniston, Lineville, Auburn & Montgomery) by 7pm. The storms will only last maybe 15 to 30 minutes in one spot, then it’s over for you!

Storms along the line could produce strong gusty winds up to 60mph in spots. Storms could also produce isolated areas of hail up to quarter size. The tornado risk is really, really low, but I can’t rule out a spin-up somewhere along the line. Again, it will be very fast moving, with the main risk from strong gusty winds.

If there is a tornado warning issued, you can tune into WVUA for live, non-stop coverage. Also, you can go to wvua23.com, click weather and hit the weather stream option to watch us non-stop online as well.

The rest of the forecast will include a return of somewhat cooler air on Thursday and Friday. Highs will drop into the low 60s, with lows in the middle 30s Thursday night and Friday night. There could be a touch of light frost in some areas. Look for lots of sunshine through the weekend. Warmer air will return on Sunday and Monday. We’ll reach the upper 60s on Sunday, with low 70s possible on Monday.

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
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Quick Update on Wednesday’s Strong to Isolated Severe Storm Risk… Tue Update 10:45am #alwx @wvua23

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Here’s the short and sweet on tomorrow’s severe weather risk…

A very thin, broken line of storms will race east across Alabama during the afternoon hours. Storms will begin aroun noon in far northwest Alabama (around the Florence area), then advance east to impact the I-59 coridoor (Livingston to Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden) sometime between 3pm and 5pm. Storms will exit our east and east central Alabama countiues (areas around Anniston, Lineville, Auburn & Montgomery) by 7pm. The storms will only last maybe 15 to 30 minutes in one spot, then it’s over for you!

Storms along the line could produce strong gusty winds up to 60mph in spots. Storms could also produce isolated areas of small hail. The tornado risk is really, really low, but I can’t rule out a spin-up somewhere along the line. Again, it will be very fast moving, with the main risk from strong gusty winds.

If there is a tornado warning issued, you can tune into WVUA for live, non-stop coverage. Also, you can go to wvua23.com, click weather and hit the weather stream option to watch us non-stop online as well.

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