The Easter Bunny Is Coming! Forecast update 9pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Saturday evening! Tomorrow is the big day and we are all in luck because it is set to a beautiful day tomorrow. No chance for rain while the kids find their eggs. Highs for the day will be in the upper 70s to low 80s. You can expect warm afternoons the next several days with highs above 10 degrees above average.

Tomorrow night temperatures will cool down into the low 50s. Monday will be another sunny gorgeous day so get outside and enjoy the day because rain moves back into your forecast Tuesday.

Rain Tuesday will be isolates to more evening hours. There is a chance this system will become severe but right now if it does it looks likes the risks will only include strong gusty winds. The rain will continue in the night through Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon though most rain will clear.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

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Nice Easter Weekend! Friday Forecast Update – 3:50pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! Our local weather started off cloudy this morning, but all areas are in full sunshine this afternoon. With the added sunshine, many areas quickly warmed into the upper 60s. Expect a cool night tonight, with a low in the lower 40s.

Easter weekend will be perfect for outdoor events. Look for a good supply of sun on Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the middle to upper 70s. It will be a little chilly Saturday morning with low 40s in the area and Sunday morning, with sunrise temperatures in the upper 40s.

We’ll warm into the lower 80s both Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon, under a partly sunny sky.

Our next front will arrive by Wednesday morning of next week, with a good chance of showers and maybe a few storms. The main rain chance will come between midnight Tuesday night and noon Wednesday morning. While the overall severe risk appears low at this time, I can’t rule out a few storms producing strait line winds in the area. We’ll carefully watch it. I don’t see a tornado risk at the moment.

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Nice Easter Weekend Ahead! Thursday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! It’s been a wet afternoon across the area, with a large cluster of rain moving from southwest to northeast across the area. At 4pm, rain is ending over far west Alabama and the back edge of the rain will shift east across the state during the late afternoon and early evening hours. By sunset, most of our area should be rain-free. Temperatures will drop into the lower 50s tonight, with some upper 40s north of I-20.

Sunshine will slowly return after some early morning clouds on Friday. Expect a high near 70, especially if we clear out before 10am.

Easter weekend will be perfect for outdoor events. Look for a good supply of sun on Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the middle 70s. It will be a little chilly Saturday morning with low 40s in the area. Low 50s are expected for sunrise services Sunday morning.

Our next front will arrive by Wednesday of next week, with a good chance of showers and maybe a few storms. There are no signs of severe weather at this time.

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Richard Scott
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10:30 Thursday Radar Update/Thoughts #alwx @wvua23

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Good Morning! At 10:30am, a thin line of showers and storms is lined up from Haleyville to Gordo to Livingston and moving east. There are no current watches or warnings in our area, and the line remains very weak.

Gusty winds will be possible as the line passes by your area this morning for west AL and this early afternoon for east Alabama. Areas like Cullman, Jasper, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Demopolis will deal with the showers and storms between 11am and 2pm. Gadsden, Anniston, Sylacauga and Lineville will deal with the showers and storms between 1pm and 4pm.

Severe weather is unlikely for areas along and north of I-20 today. I can’t rule out an isolated severe storm south of I-20 and near or to the east of I-65 during the early afternoon. Severe weather is unlikely for west Alabama for areas west of I-65. Again, you may experience some gusty winds as the line passes by, but severe weather is unlikely in west AL for this event.

In areas south of I-20 and east of I-65, there could be an isolated damaging wind gust if the storms actually build up a bit. The risk is low, but there is a chance the storms could intensify a little in east AL. The main risk there will be from gusty winds.

As always, we’ll watch radar trends incase of any surprises, but so far, things are looking good.

 

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Rain & Storms Today… Low Severe Risk.. Thursday Update 9am #alwx @wvua23

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Good Morning! At 9am, we’re watching a thin band of rain and storms approach west Alabama. The band of rain and storms will continue to move east this morning and into the afternoon. As the atmosphere heats up some ahead of the storms, there may be a little intensification process closer to noon and into the early afternoon across central Alabama. I can’t rule out an isolated strong to severe storm. The parameters for severe weather are very limited, but it’s close enough to where a storm or two could become severe.

The risk areas is near and to the south of I-20, and the main risk will be gusty winds with the stronger storms. The tornado risk is very low today, but it’s not ZERO. Lets keep an eye on radar trends and we’ll get the storms through quickly today.

For areas west of I-65, the risk of anything becoming strong or isolated severe will happen between noon and 4pm. The storms will quickly push east, ending in far east AL by 6pm. Keep in mind, there may be some rain lingering into the early evening hours, especially in east Alabama. Rain amounts will range between 1/2″ and 1″.

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Storms on Thursday… Nice Easter! Wednesday Forecast Update – 4:40pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather has started off mild today and has continued mild into the afternoon. At 4pm, most areas are close to 80 degrees! Expect temperatures to slowly drop into the middle 60s overnight, with showers and storms increasing across northwest Alabama after midnight.

Expect a good chance of rain and storms occasionally on Thursday, with areas west of I-65 mainly dealing with rain and thunder between sunrise and 3pm. There is a chance a few storms could become strong and perhaps an isolated severe storm or two between 10am and 3pm west of I-65. In that risk area you see on the map below, there could be an isolated strong wind gust, small hail and I can’t rule out an isolated tornado. The better chance of a strong to severe storm will be south of HWY 80 mid morning and into the afternoon on Thursday. Keep in mind, this risk will highly depend on what time the rain arrives Thursday. If the rain is at a late start and doesn’t arrive until the afternoon, the risk may increase some. If rain moves in during the early morning before the atmosphere has a chance to heat up, the risk will decrease. Lets be on alert for the chance a severe storm could develop in our area… On average, our area will pick up between 1/2″ and 1″.

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Sunshine is back by the weekend, with a high in the 70s. Some areas may approach 80 by Sunday afternoon over southwest Alabama for Easter. Temperatures will remain mild into early next week.

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Very Mild Wednesday… Storms Ahead, But Nice Weekend! Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! We started off the day rather cool, but afternoon temperatures are near 70 in many areas as of 4pm. Expect a mild evening, with temperatures tonight slowly dropping into the lower 60s after midnight. Skies will remain mostly cloudy overnight.

Wednesday will feature a very warm day, with a mostly cloudy sky. Highs will reach the lower 80s across our area, with rain chances increasing by afternoon over far northwest Alabama. Central Alabama will remain dry on Wednesday and Wednesday evening.

Showers and storms will increase Wednesday night and on Thursday from northwest to southeast. Thursday mid morning and into the mid afternoon, a few storms could become strong mainly along and south of HWY 82. I can’t rule out a severe t-storm warning with some gusty winds, but the hail risk and tornado risk is very low with this setup. We’ll carefully watch trends, but the best instability will be south of our area and the best wind shear will be moving out as the storms move in. Rain amounts around 1″ will be possible.

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Sunshine is back by the weekend, with a high in the 70s. Some areas may approach 80 by Sunday afternoon over southwest Alabama.

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