Rain Continues tonight… forecast update 11pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngWell the chance for severe weather has passed for central Alabama this afternoon. A small band of showers is moving through the state tonight but will clear early in the morning to let tomorrow be a beautiful day in the high 70s low 80s possible with a good amount of sunshine.

Tuesday will start off cooler in the low 50s but by the afternoon that air will heat up and in the low 80s with clear skies. Wednesday another system will move in bringing showers that will continue into Thursday. Thursday will see some stronger showers but as of now no severe alert, just a lot of rain for this week. Some areas are likely to see at least 2 inches of rain this week.

Friday will be cooler with some areas struggling to touch the 70s with mostly cloudy skies. Your forecast for the weekend though is promising some sunshine. Saturday will be in the mid 70s with a cooler morning in the low 50s. Sunday you can expect more sunshine in the 80s!

 

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

Strong to Severe Storms Continue to Move East… 2:30PM Sunday Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 2:40pm, a line of strong to severe storms are stretching from Oneonta to Birmingham to Centreville to Marion to Thomaston. These storms are producing very heavy rain and intense lightning, with some areas of damaging strait line winds. It appears the line is weakening somewhat, so we hope that trend will continue.

There is a tornado watch until 7pm for areas generally along and east of the line of storms. If the line of storms has moved over your area and to the east of you, the risk of severe weather with this round has ended. For areas like Cullman, Jasper, Hamilton, Tuscaloosa, Greensboro, Demopolis and Livingston, the risk of severe weather has ended with this round of storms. There is still lots of rain across the state, so be careful if you plan to travel this afternoon or evening.

Again, if the storms have not reached you yet for areas east of Marion, east of Birmingham and east of Oneonta, you’re still in a threat for isolated damaging winds and an isolated spin-up tornado between now and 7pm. The risk will continue to end from west to east as the storms move east…

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WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Blount and Etowah counties until 3:45pm #alwx @wvua23

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National Weather Service Birmingham AL
241 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Blount County in Alabama…
Western Etowah County in northeastern Alabama…

* Until 345 PM CDT

* At 241 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Blountsville to Clay, moving northeast at 35
mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Gadsden, Rainbow City, Boaz, Oneonta, Blountsville, Cleveland,
Attalla, Sardis City, Locust Fork, Steele, Altoona, Snead, Susan
Moore, Walnut Grove, Allgood, Fairview, Nectar, Rosa, McLarty and
Aurora.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for St. Clair county… until 3:45pm #alwx @wvua23

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National Weather Service Birmingham AL
230 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Northern St. Clair County in Alabama…

* Until 345 PM CDT

* At 229 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Dallas to near Center Point, moving east at 30
mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Trussville, Rainbow City, Springville, Odenville, Margaret, Argo,
Ashville, Ragland, Steele, Branchville, Whitney Junction, Alabama
International Dragway, St. Clair Springs, Neely Henry Dam,
Caldwell, Horse Pens Forty, I 59 Rest Areas At Oneonta and Camp
Sumatanga.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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A tornado watch remains in effect until 700 PM CDT for Alabama. A
tornado watch also remains in effect until 700 PM CDT for
northeastern, east central Alabama.

Tornado Warning issued for Cullman County… until 2:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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National Weather Service Huntsville AL
209 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
North central Cullman County in north central Alabama…
Southeastern Morgan County in north central Alabama…

* Until 230 PM CDT

* At 208 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a
tornado was located 2 miles west of Vinemont, or 8 miles northwest
of Cullman, moving northeast at 40 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of
north central Cullman and southeastern Morgan Counties, including
the following locations: Valhermoso Springs, Cole Springs,
Battleground, Eva and Lacon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Severe T-storm Warning for Cullman Co Until 2:30pm Sunday #alwx @wvua23

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
152 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Extreme Southeastern Limestone County in north central Alabama…
Cullman County in north central Alabama…
Morgan County in north central Alabama…
Southeastern Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama…

* Until 230 PM CDT

* At 151 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from Danville to near Arkadelphia, moving northeast at
45 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Decatur, Cullman, Hartselle, Hanceville, Priceville, Good Hope,
Falkville, Holly Pond, Dodge City and Sardis.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the
basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.

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Tornado Watch Extended East… 1:40PM Sunday Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 1:40pm, the Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service has extended the tornado watch to include now all of central and east Alabama, with only extreme west Alabama not included in the watch. All the counties in yellow above are under the tornado watch until 7pm this evening.

In the tornado watch area, a line of storms may produce damaging strait line winds and perhaps a few isolated tornadoes.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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