Severe Storms Possible Wednesday… Monday Eve Update – 9:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday evening! We are carefully watching the risk of severe storms on Wednesday, as there is a setup that resembles a classic early April severe weather risk for portions of the deep south. There are still some questions and there could be some limiting factors that help to reduce the risk.

First, a batch of storms will develop and move into central Alabama during the early to mid morning hours on Wednesday. These storms could produce damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado or two across any portion of central Alabama.

Depending on what happens with the early morning storms will greatly determine what happens during the midday to mid afternoon. If the morning storms become widspread and prevent the best instability from reaching our area, the risk would be a little more limited. However, model guidance suggest very high levels of instability will move into the area as the early morning storms move out. The high instability will be building into an area of strong uplift and strong wind shear, which is not a good thing in early April…

There will then be a race between the arrival of the cold front and the initiation of midday to mid afternoon severe storms. Data suggest, the highest risk of severe storms will occur along and to the east of I-65, where storms that develop could easily produce damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes. In west Alabama, there could still be a risk of severe weather, it just depends on how early storms initiate and become severe. A slower arrival of the cold front would put all of west and central Alabama in a severe weather risk, so please be alert incase severe weather moves into your area. Severe storms would be possible as early as 4am Wednesday and ending by no later than 7pm Wednesday. All severe weather issues should be east of Alabama and into Georgia by 7pm.

If we get a tornado warning, you can join us live on WVUA 23, plus, look for our WVUA23 live facebook page to watch severe weather coverage on facebook. Another great source is on our website. Go to wvua23.com, scroll over the weather tab and click the live weather coverage link.

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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Warm Tuesday, Storms Again Wednesday…Monday Forecast Update, 4:50pm.

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Good Monday evening! Storms wrapped up early this morning for west Alabama, and they lasted a little bit longer for east Alabama, until just after the lunchtime hour. Skies will generally continue to clear overnight with temperatures remaining average. A few could see some very light isolated showers east of I-59. Tuesday will serve as a buffer for our next chance for severe weather. Temperatures will be warm with skies remaining mostly sunny.

Wednesday will have storms starting off early in the morning and lifting to the northeast. I am going to keep our severe weather chance pretty far east compared to others. My thinking is that storms will not become organized enough until later in the day, when it is already part-way through the state. There is still uncertainty with this forecast though. We will keep watching this system closely and make updates when they are available.

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A few showers could linger into early Thursday behind the front. After Wednesday, temperatures drop significantly. Areas north of I-22 will seem some very chilly temperatures Thursday and Friday night with lows dipping into the upper 30’s. Go ahead and make plans to protect any plants that you might have already planted since they may be affected by the cooler weather. With no major forcing taking place, cool weather will get locked into our area for a few days, and even into next weekend.

The weekend looks very nice with temperatures in the 70’s both days and lots of sunshine. I would say it is fair game to make any outdoor plans you want.

The start of next work week for now looks to start dry, but warmer. Either late Monday or Tuesday may bring our next chance for rain; however, that is still far out and is subject to change.

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.

Reggie Roakes
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Heavy Rain Ending By Noon… No Severe Issues 8:30am Monday Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good morning! At 8:30am, we’re dealing with lots of rain and thunder. There are no severe weather issues in our area, just a nasty rainy morning. Be careful driving on the roads, but don’t worry, there is no risk of severe weather for the rest of the day.

Flooding is a concern, as some areas have had 3 to 5 inches of rain since the rain started lastnight. Rain will gradually end by lunch for most of west and central Alabama. It may take a little longer for rain to end in east Alabama.

Richard Scott

Weather Update: 8am. #wxal @wvua23

Showers and storms continue to track across central Alabama; however, a lot of it is just noise now with lots of lightning and gusty winds. The stronger head of the storms is currently passing through major cities like Gadsden, Anniston, Talladega, Sylacauga, and further south into Montgomery. This is where the strongest winds are present. 

The severe weather threat is mostly over now. Only Coosa County still remains under a severe thunderstorm watch. The threat to look out for now is flooding issues developing from this consistent rain. Expect slow travel commutes this morning and take extra time getting to where you’re going. 

Severe T-storm Watch for South AL, south of I-20, ending Early this AM! #alwx @wvua23

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The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas to the south of I-20 under a severe thunderstorm watch for early this morning. Officially, the watch expires at 11am, but the risk of isolated damaging winds will be long gone for our counties by then. The line is approaching HWY 43 as of 4:30am and will cross east of I-65 by 6am or 7am, then into Georgia by 9am.

Severe weather is not expected for the I-20 corridor, this is for areas to the south, where isolated damaging winds will be possible with the line of storms.

Richard Scott

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Marengo, Greene, & Hale Counties. Expires 5:15am @wvua23 #wxal


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

Northern Marengo County in southwestern Alabama…

Greene County in west central Alabama…

Hale County in west central Alabama…
* Until 515 AM CDT
* At 410 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from near Epes to Coatopa to 6 miles northwest of

Pennington, moving northeast at 50 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. 
* Locations impacted include…

Demopolis, Eutaw, Greensboro, Linden, Jefferson, Moundville,

Forkland, Akron, Boligee, Epes, Newbern, Myrtlewood, Faunsdale,

Dayton, Walden Quarters, Thornhill, Arcola, Wedgeworth, Tishabee

and Greensboro Municipal Airport.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Sumter Co. Expires 4:30am. @wvua23 #wxal


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

Sumter County in west central Alabama…
* Until 430 AM CDT
* At 338 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from near Tamola to Kewanee to Snell, moving northeast at

50 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. 
* Locations impacted include…

Livingston, York, Cuba, Gainesville, Epes, Emelle, Boyd, The

University Of West Alabama, Bluffport, Coatopa, Dug Hill,

Kinterbish, Old Mallard Airport, Belmont, Demopolis Lock And Dam,

Sumterville, Lilita, McDowell, Bellamy and I 20 Welcome Center At

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

building.