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.

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
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott


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