5:50am Wednesday Update: Strong to Severe Storms in Progress… #ALWX @wvua23


At 5:50am, a warm front moving northward across central Alabama has sparked the development of numerous showers and storms. Some of these storms have become severe, dropping large hail and producing very intense lightning. A severe t-storm watch continues for all of central Alabama until 8am this morning.

We’re carefully watching storms south of the warm front, as they have a potential to rotate later this morning. The main risk between now and 8am is for a storm to produce large hail and damaging wind. Keep in mind, storms will produce intense lightning and very heavy rain.

This is one round of storms, with a potential of more severe storms later this morning and into the afternoon. Storms that develop by late morning and into the afternoon have a higher risk of producing a tornado, large hail and damaging wind. With very high levels of instability, it won’t take much for scattered storms to rapidly become severe. The higher risk of widespread severe storms will be along and east of I-65 this afternoon, with the risk a little more isolated over west Alabama. Keep in mind, all of Alabama is in a severe weather risk today. Storms will not continue all day. As storms become more cellular later this morning and into the afternoon, there could be a tornado 10 miles from you, with sun shining at your house.

Make sure you have a source of weather information through the afternoon.

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

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
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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