Stormy Sunday, Slightly Cooler Temperatures – Saturday Eve Forecast Update 8 PM @wvua23 #ALwx

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After yet another hot day, some areas got some evening relief with t-storms and showers. Any that remain will dissipate by 10 PM or so.

Like we’ve been saying, our storm and rain chances pick up for Sunday. We have a low pressure sitting in South Alabama that will rotate moisture across Central Alabama tomorrow. This means that tomorrow’s storms will be moving toward the Southwest, different from normal storm motion. Although I don’t expect any severe storms tomorrow, many could contain frequent lightning and heavy downpours. Please stay weather aware through the afternoon time, especially if you have outdoor plans.

This pattern continues into Monday, with more storms moving westward across Alabama. I expect temperatures to be a little cooler, in the low 90s, for Monday. Tuesday looks to be the driest day in the forecast, with temperatures rebounding into the low and mid 90s.

And a preview at the July 4th forecast is showing the likelihood for afternoon storms, though scattered. I think it will look similar to today’s storms, so most storms will develop mid-afternoon and last until an hour after sunset. This means fireworks should be fine starting at 9 PM. I’ll fine tune this forecast in the coming days.

For now, join us tonight on WVUA 23 News at 10 for new data on tomorrow’s storms. And catch us every night on WVUA 23 News at 5, 6, and 10 for the latest local news, sports and weather.

Jacob Lanier
Twitter: @JacobLanierWx
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Heat Continues with Weekend Storms – Friday Eve Forecast Update 6 PM @wvua23 #ALwx

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After enjoying a dry but hot day across West Alabama, storms are returning to the forecast.

The heat will continue this weekend, with highs in the low to mid 90s. T-Storms will be spotty on Saturday afternoon. Sunday afternoon t-storms are likely, and will be a little more widespread. However, I am not expecting any of these storms to match the severe storms we saw yesterday.

This coming week looks to continue our hot and stormy pattern, with daily afternoon storm chances. Monday looks to be the most widespread rain, while Tuesday looks to be the driest.

It’s early, but July the 4th looks rather dry, with a few spotty storms possible in the afternoon. By fireworks time Wednesday night, I think we’ll be clear and warm.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10 PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Jacob Lanier
Twitter: @JacobLanierWx
Facebook: Meteorologist Jacob Lanier

Hot Days Continue… Scattered Storms… Thursday Eve Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday evening! We dealt with a intense cluster of storms move across the state today, brining down trees and powerlines. As of 9pm, there are still thousands without power, but Alabama Power is working to get power back to customers. If you have an outage or downed line, please call AL Power at 1-800-888-2726.

Temperatures tonight will hold steady in the lower 70s, with some scattered fog developing. There could be a few isolated showers or storms over northwest Alabama late tonight, but widespread rain is not expected.

Friday through Sunday will feature hot, hazy and humid conditions. We’ll maintain the risk of scattered showers and storms, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will top out in the lower 90s, with heat index levels near or just over 100. The risk of rain is at 50% each day of scattered showers and storms. Keep in mind, storms that form in the afternoon heat process could be intense and produce gusty winds.

Expect a chance of a few scattered showers and storms through early next week, but this will not be an all day type of rain event.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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6PM Thursday Update… Severe Risk Over… Storms Ending #alwx @wvua23

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At 6pm, I’m happy to report the risk of severe weather has ended across west and central Alabama. Showers and storms are still ongoing at this time south of Eutaw and south of Greensboro, but these storms are moving southwest and weakening. The counties you see in pink above are under a severe t-storm watch, but the risk has already ended in those counties as well. There is a little lag time between when the risk ends and when the NWS trims back the watch box.

Additional severe weather is not expected this evening and tonight…

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

Severe T-storm Warning for Pickens, Marengo, Greene & Sumter Co Til 5:45pm #alwx @wvua23

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
508 PM CDT THU JUN 28 2018

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA…
WESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SUMTER COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 545 PM CDT.

* AT 508 PM CDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM PICKENSVILLE TO NEAR CENTRAL MILLS, MOVING SOUTHWEST
AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DEMOPOLIS, LIVINGSTON, YORK, ALICEVILLE, LINDEN, CUBA, JEFFERSON,
FORKLAND, THOMASTON, BOLIGEE, SWEET WATER, GAINESVILLE, EPES,
MYRTLEWOOD, FAUNSDALE, EMELLE, DAYTON, MCMULLEN, PANOLA AND
NANAFALIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL SEND YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN BIRMINGHAM.

5:10pm Thursday Radar Update… Storms Moving Southwest… #alwx @wvua23

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At 5pm Thursday, the line of severe storms was stretching from Carrollton to Greensboro to Marion to Selma and the line is moving southwest. The small dots on the screen are individual damage reports, mostly from trees down due to the strong winds with this cluster of storms.

The line is quickly moving southwest and will continue to bring issues of strong gusty winds possibly to 60mph along the leading edge of the line. Expect heavy rain and intense lightning as the storms pass through the state.

Severe issues have ended for areas to the north and east of this line, with some periods of light to moderate rain still ongoing.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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Severe T-storm Warning for Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton Co Until 5pm Thursday #alwx @wvua23

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
427 PM CDT THU JUN 28 2018

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL AUTAUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN CHILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTH CENTRAL TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHERN PERRY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN HALE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA…
CENTRAL LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHEASTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…
SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT.

* AT 427 PM CDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL AIRPORT TO NEAR PARNELL TO
MONTGOMERY, MOVING SOUTH AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY, EASTERN TUSCALOOSA, PRATTVILLE, SELMA,
BRENT, VALLEY GRANDE, MARION, MOSSES, HAYNEVILLE, SELMONT-WEST
SELMONT, HOLT, AUTAUGAVILLE, WHITE HALL, LOWNDESBORO, BENTON,
HYUNDAI MOTORS OF ALABAMA, PARNELL, TYLER, AUTAUGA COUNTY AIRPORT
AND WOODCREST.