Late Eve Forecast Update… Warmer By Late Week.. Monday Update – 10pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday evening! Breezy conditions will gradually decrease overnight, with winds generally less than 15mph by sunrise Tuesday. Look for mainly cloudy skies for our Tuesday, with the risk of light rain and drizzle at times. Highs will remain in the 60s. Rain amounts will be light, with generally less than 1/4th an inch expected. Look for a west breeze at less than 15mph.

A few showers are still possible on Wednesday, with a high in the lower 70s. Rain chances decrease to 10-20% for Thursday through the weekend, with warmer days expected. Highs will top out in the upper 80s, with lows warming into the lower 70s by Sunday night.

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9:15pm Monday Radar Update/Forecast Thoughts… #alwx @wvua23

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At 9:15pm, light rain continues across the area, as the leftover low pressure from Irma moves northeast into central Alabama. The heavier rain is in the process of ending across central and west Alabama, with lingering light rain and drizzle extending southward across the rest of central Alabama. Expect the moderate rain to be gone by midnight, with drizzle or patches of light rain through Tuesday morning.

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As for the wind, Irma continues to weaken and winds are gradually decreasing across Georgia and east Alabama, with uniform breezy conditions across Alabama and Georgia. Winds in our area are gusting between 15 and 30mph, but I haven’t seen any reports of winds over 32mph in the past few hours. Expect winds to gradually weaken overnight, with a light west breeze expected on Tuesday between 5 and 15mph.

So far, most reports of isolated trees blown down or scattered power outages have been over east Alabama, mainly near the Alabama/Georgia state line. We have not had any reports of trees down in west Alabama for areas west of I-65, and the number of power outages in that part of the state remain low. Most outages occurred this morning in the Eufaula to Dothan areas, where winds gusted over 45mph.

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5:45pm Monday Weather Update… #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday early evening! As of 5:45pm, we’ve got a steady soaking rain covering much of Alabama, with a band of moderate rain moving west across central Alabama. The main batch of light to moderate rain will begin to lift out of our area overnight tonight, with lingering areas of light rain and showers continuing into the day tomorrow. The main area of gusty winds are occurring within the band of moderate rain, moving westward across central AL.

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In terms of the wind speeds involved, above is a map of wind gusts as of 5:45pm. Winds are generally gusting between 15mph and 30mph over west Alabama, with gusts between 25mph and 35mph along and east of I-65. It is interesting to note how winds are really decreasing over southern Georgia. I expect gusty winds over the next few hours, which could cause some power outages and a few trees to come down across the state. By midnight tonight, winds should start to decrease across the area, with light winds by tomorrow morning.

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1:30pm Weather Update… #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday early afternoon! I just wanted to post an update on the latest weather situation. Light to moderate rain now covers most of west, central and east Alabama. As of 1:30pm, wind has not been a big issue for our local weather, although it is breezy. Expect a steady rain for the rest of today and into tonight. Temperatures will remain very chilly through the afternoon and evening, with most areas in the 50s all day!

Breezy wind will pick up a bit this afternoon and into tonight, as the decaying core of Irma moves over portions of central Alabama. For west Alabama, expect a steady rain and breezy winds this afternoon through tonight, with only some light rain or showers lingering into tomorrow morning. Max wind gusts up to 35mph are possible for west Alabama, so power outages are unlikely. It really takes winds stronger than that before you start to get more widespread power outages.

For areas east of I-65 in east Alabama, we still expect winds to gust to 40mph, with a few higher gusts closer to the Georgia boarder. There is a better chance of getting scattered power outages in far east Alabama, where winds will be stronger into the afternoon. East Alabama, conditions will be improving quickly by early tomorrow morning.

By sunrise Tuesday morning, the heavier rain will be moving out and winds will be just a little breezy, with winds of 20mph across the area, with light rain breaking into spotty showers by Tuesday afternoon. Rain amounts of 1-3″ will be likely for our area, but rain will fall in a steady rate over a period of several hours today and tonight, so flooding is unlikely.

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Soaking Rain Today & Tonight, & Breezy… Monday AM Update 8am #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday morning! I’m seeing a lot of really bad information being shared with the approach of now Tropical Storm Irma. Please be careful where you get information. At 8am, the center of Tropical Storm Irma is located over north central Florida and moving north northwest. Winds continue to decrease now that the center is inland and has been since yesterday afternoon. At 8am, sustained winds where at 70mph.

The latest track moves the center over the Auburn area at 2am Tuesday morning to a point near Muscle Shoals Tuesday afternoon. As the center moves into the Auburn area, winds will be down to 40mph with the weakening storm, then down to 20mph as a tropical depression once reaching Muscle Shoals Tuesday afternoon.

Above is a graphic showing the maximum wind gust expected for west and central and east Alabama during this event, which will likely happen later this afternoon and tonight, with breezy conditions really dropping off early Tuesday morning. Wind gusts up to 35mph are possible for areas west of I-65, across all of west AL. Understand, we see winds like this common behind winter cold fronts. Power outages are unlikely in west Alabama. East Alabama, for areas east of I-65, winds could gust up to 50mph. Winds like that could bring a few trees down and create some power outages this afternoon into tonight, mainly closer to the Georgia boarder.

By sunrise Tuesday morning, the heavier rain will be moving out and winds will be just a little breezy, with winds of 20mph across the area, with light rain breaking into spotty showers by Tuesday afternoon. Rain amounts of 1-3″ will be likely for our area, but rain will fall in a steady rate over a period of several hours today and tonight, so flooding is unlikely.

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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WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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