Severe T-storm Warning for Jefferson & Shelby Co Until 5:15pm Wednesday #alwx @wvua23


Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
441 PM CDT WED JUL 5 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Northern Shelby County in Alabama…
Southeastern Jefferson County in Alabama…

* Until 515 PM CDT

* At 441 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Bluff Park,
or over Hoover, moving east at 35 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

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

* Locations impacted include…
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Pelham,
Mountain Brook, Helena, Irondale, Leeds, Chelsea, Midfield, Indian
Springs Village, Lipscomb, Vincent, Harpersville, Regions Park Or
Hoover Met, Oak Mountain State Park, Vandiver and Barber
Motorsports Park.

Scattered Storms Ahead… Hot & Humid… Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:15pm

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has been hot again today, with most areas reaching the low 90s. With a dewpoint in the upper 70s, heat index levels have approached 105, which is approaching the dangerous category. A few scattered storms have developed across north and central Alabama, with the best coverage near and north of I-20. Storms will gradually fade away this evening. Expect lows in the middle 70s overnight.

Thursday and Friday will feature very similar weather. Highs will reach the low 90s, with a 40% risk of a passing downpour or two. It may rain for 20 to 30 minutes in one spot, and not a drop fall a mile down the road. Storms scattered like this are very random, with the best chance of forming during the early to mid afternoon hours, then ending around sunset.

Not much change is expected for the weekend. Look for hot conditions, with a few scattered, mainly afternoon and evening storms. Highs will top out near 90, with a low in the lower 70s.

We are watching a an area in the central Atlantic for possible tropical development, but it is about to move through an unfavorable environment and may dissipate in coming days…

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