Scattered Storms/Muggy Air Continues… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has started off very mild and muggy this morning, with a few scattered storms developing this afternoon. As of 4:15pm, the highest coverage of scattered storms was south of Tuscaloosa/Birmingham/Anniston. There’s a stationary boundary draped across our area. To the north of the boundary, rain chances are much lower, compared to the scattered to numerous storms south of the boundary. The risk of scattered storms across central and south Alabama will diminish this evening after sunset.

Our local area will be under the influence of a stationary boundary and plentiful tropical moisture through the rest of the week and into the weekend. Expect a fair chance of scattered, mainly afternoon and evening storms each day. It will not rain all day in any one spot; in-fact, you shouldn’t get more than an hour of rain at your house each day this week. Look for highs to reach the low to mid 80s through Sunday, with lows in the upper 60s.

A weak cold front will approach our area from the northwest on Sunday, brining a higher chance of scattered showers and storms to our area Saturday through Monday. By Monday night, the front should be ending the rain chance from northwest to southeast. I do not expect an all day/night rain this weekend, but you may get an hour or two of rain at your house. Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy through Monday. Rain amounts will vary drastically, between little to no rain in a few spots to over 2 inches in other spots. Given the scattered nature of the storms, you could get an inch of rain at your house, while your neighbor doesn’t get a drop…

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Richard Scott
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Muggy With Scattered Storms Ahead… Tuesday Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! It’s been another very muggy day across Alabama, with scattered showers and storms dumping very heavy rain in some spots and missing other areas with no rain. A stationary boundary close to I-20 is serving as a focal point for showers and storms today. We’ve had reports of over 2 inches of rain under the heavier storms this afternoon. The risk of showers and storms will gradually diminish later this evening and tonight as the air temperatures cools a bit. Expect lows in the mid 60s tonight.

Wednesday will be very similar to today, with the risk of scattered showers and storms along and south of the boundary. We think the best chance of getting a storm tomorrow will be along and south of I-20, with lower chances the further north of I-20 you live. It will not rain all day and some areas will not get rain. Where storms do form, they will drop heavy rain in a short period of time.

Thursday and Friday will continue nearly exactly the same as today and Wednesday. Expect scattered showers and storms, with some areas getting a heavy burst of rain while other areas remain dry. The risk of any one spots getting rained on is at 40% Wednesday through Friday.

There is evidence a weak surface front will approach the area over the weekend, and that may help to slightly enhance the rain chance over the weekend. At this point, I’ve got a 50% risk of any one spot getting rain this weekend. Highs will remain in the mid 80s, with lows in the upper 60s to near 70.

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Severe T-storm Warning for Jefferson Co Until 4:15pm Tuesday #alwx @wvua23

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
351 PM CDT TUE MAY 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
South central Jefferson County in Alabama…

* Until 415 PM CDT

* At 351 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lipscomb, or
near Bessemer, moving east at 10 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…
Birmingham, Hoover, Bessemer, Homewood, Fairfield, Midfield,
Brighton, Lipscomb, Ross Bridge, Bluff Park and Shannon.

Afternoon Isolated Storms for Work Week. Memorial Day Forecast Update, 5 p.m. #wxal @wvua 23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngHappy Memorial Day! We saw isolated showers and storms passing through central Alabama throughout the day. It first started very early this morning in west Alabama and was already lined across central Alabama from southern Hale County through Jefferson County by 9 a.m. Those showers and storms continued to press east and are now out of the state. There is a small cluster of showers moving through Mississippi that might bring a few sprinkles for west Alabama early this evening, but no major wash-out to worry about. North Alabama is starting to see a few isolated storms develop, including Walker and Cullman counties. These storms likely won’t last long with how fast they are moving and since they are about to lose daytime heating. Temperatures were never very hot, but muggy, humid air still made for slightly unpleasant conditions outdoors. Tonight, expect things to remain mostly dry but humid. Tomorrow will start our late beginning work week dry with another round of showers and storms developing by the afternoon. This rain will be widely scattered so some will remain dry.

The rest of this coming work week will see scattered showers and storms developing in the afternoon with a stalled front resting over the state of Alabama. Early mornings and nights should remain dry though. Despite the present front, conditions will continue to warm and feel very muggy. Summer time is here!

Next weekend will see a low developing to our north that should help pull this stalled front our from Alabama…unfortunately it will take some time. It should take almost all weekend into next work week to move it out. Before that happens, plan on even more afternoon showers and storms but some slightly lower temperatures. Humidity will still be high though!

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Storms Develop for Memorial Day. Sunday Forecast Update, 7:20pm. #wxal @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PMGood Sunday evening! Showers and storms wrapped up early this morning for central Alabama. Conditions quickly turned sunny for a short amount of time before clouds redeveloped over the area. This kept temperatures from warming too extensively. Despite that, it still felt warm today with muggy conditions. We still have the chance for a few isolated showers and storms this evening, but the chances are very low: instead, the next chance for rain will start early tomorrow morning for Memorial Day when a batch of showers and storms make it into the state, if they have the steam to make it. In the afternoon, a stalled front over Alabama provides lift to take the humid air at the surface to start producing showers and storms periodically throughout the day.

The remainder of the work week will see numerous chances for showers and storms with the stalled front still providing some lift to get them fired off in the afternoons. Mornings and nights should remain dry. Temperatures will gradually be warming through the week until a low pressure system slowly starts to lift northeastward.

Next weekend the slow traversing system will be providing more rain, along with slightly cooler weather, depending on how much cloud cover develops. If more sunlight makes it through, we will adjust those numbers to something a little warmer. Rain chances still remain low since it currently seems like the fronts that will be moving through won’t provide too much forcing to produce large bands of storms.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fayette and Lamar Co. until 2:30 a.m, 5/28/17. #wxal @wvua23


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

Fayette County in west central Alabama…

Lamar County in west central Alabama…
* Until 230 AM CDT
* At 108 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from near Evergreen to 7 miles north of Weston, moving

southeast at 50 mph.
HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to 

mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. 
* Locations impacted include…

Winfield, Fayette, Vernon, Sulligent, Millport, Berry, Glen Allen,

Kennedy, Detroit, Belk, Beaverton, Gu-

Win, Bankston, Bluff, Ashcraft Corner, Boley Springs, Blooming

Grove, Lamar County Airport, Crews and Bedford.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
This is a DANGEROUS SITUATION. These storms are producing widespread 

wind damage. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay 

away from windows! 

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LAT…LON 3406 8821 3405 8799 3402 8799 3402 8795

3392 8795 3391 8764 3387 8763 3387 8755

3369 8753 3369 8742 3360 8742 3361 8763

3358 8765 3358 8767 3352 8768 3353 8827

TIME…MOT…LOC 0608Z 325DEG 42KT 3410 8857 3427 8804 
HAIL…<.75IN

WIND…70MPH

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Winston and Walker Co. until 2:30 a.m, 5/28/17. #wxal @wvua23

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

Walker County in Alabama…

Winston County in northwestern Alabama…
* Until 230 AM CDT
* At 121 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from 7 miles northeast of Phil Campbell to near Detroit,

moving southeast at 60 mph.
HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts. 
SOURCE…Radar indicated. 
IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to 

mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. 
* Locations impacted include…

Jasper, Haleyville, Sumiton, Cordova, Dora, Carbon Hill, Lynn,

Arley, Double Springs, Parrish, Oakman, Addison, Sipsey, West

Jefferson, Kansas, Nauvoo, Eldridge, Curry, Gorgas Steam Plant and

Houston Recreational Area.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
This is a DANGEROUS SITUATION. These storms are producing widespread 

wind damage. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy structure and stay 

away from windows! 

&&
LAT…LON 3430 8717 3427 8711 3397 8714 3393 8709

3390 8710 3389 8705 3381 8695 3377 8702

3366 8706 3360 8719 3355 8719 3352 8725

3351 8729 3359 8732 3360 8742 3369 8743

3369 8753 3387 8753 3387 8762 3431 8763

TIME…MOT…LOC 0621Z 300DEG 51KT 3441 8760 3404 8811 
HAIL…<.75IN

WIND…70MPH