4pm Monday Weather Update: Severe Risk Over… #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! At 4pm, the risk of severe weather has ended for west Alabama. There is some rain and thunder ongoing across central Alabama, but rain will be pushing east quickly this evening.

If you have plans outdoors for New Year’s eve, the heavier rain will be out of central Alabama by 9pm. I expect a few light showers, but widespread heavy rain will be long gone by midnight tonight…

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2:30pm Monday Radar Update… Showers & Storms Moving Through… Tornado Watch Til 7pm #alwx @wvua23

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At 2:30pm Monday, we have a line of showers and storms moving through west Alabama. So far so good, as storms remain under severe limits. Showers and storms will produce gusty winds as they move through, but there are no indications of rotation or widespread damaging winds at the moment. The broken line is coming through Haleyville, Fayette and Reform, stretching southwest into east Mississippi.

There’s a tornado watch until 7pm for a large chunk of west Alabama. By 7pm, the better dynamic support will be lifting off to the northeast and the risk will be ending for our area. Be alert for the next few hours for the low potential of a rotating storm or perhaps a damaging wind gust.

By 9pm tonight, there will only be a few light showers lingering around, so your new year’s eve plans will be ok in terms of weather conditions. I would take the umbrella to be safe, but widespread rain is not expected after 9pm.

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Tornado Watch Til 7pm Monday for Parts of West AL… #ALWX @wvua23

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At midday Monday, SPC and the NWS has posted a tornado watch that includes portions of west and northwest Alabama until 7pm. This watch includes Sumter, Greene, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Winston, Cullman and Marion County.

A line of strong to severe storms will move into west Alabama around 2pm, then slowly move east through the afternoon. There is a low end risk of an isolated tornado or damaging wind gust along the line, so be alert through the afternoon. Winds will be gusty ahead of the line due to the pressure gradient winds.

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Few Strong to Severe Storms Possible This PM… Monday AM Update 9am #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday morning! At 9am, we’re watching a surface low and cold front push our way from the west. Moisture and unstable air continues pull northward into central Alabama, which is evident given the much warmer temperatures this morning.

Showers are possible at times well ahead of the cold front, but there will be a thin line of storms that have the chance of becoming strong to severe during the early afternoon in west Alabama and continue into the evening hours for east Alabama.

The line of storms will enter west Alabama sometime around 1pm, then push east through the afternoon, reaching the I-65 corridor between 4pm and 6pm. Areas east of I-65 will deal with the line after 4pm, ending on the Georgia state line by 9pm.

The higher risk of a storm becoming strong to severe will be over the western half of Alabama, where there is a slight risk. The risks include damaging winds and perhaps an isolated tornado or two. If we get a tornado warning, you can join us live, non-stop on WVUA23.

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Potential For Severe Storms Tomorrow…. Sunday Forecast Update @wvua23 #alwx

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The Storm Prediction Center has a few of our counties highlighted in the slight risk to see some severe weather tomorrow. This includes Cullman, Winston, Lamar, Marion, Walker, Fayette, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa counties. Most areas south of I 20/59 are in the marginal risk for severe weather, including Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair and more. The main risk for tomorrow looks to be damaging wind gusts, but I couldn’t rule out an isolated tornado. This risk will come in the afternoon hours, with the main line of storms looking to stretch across Alabama around 5 PM tomorrow.

Expect New Years Eve night to be wet as well. The severe risk will end for Alabama around 10 PM, but we’ll still see scattered showers throughout the night.

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The rest of the week looks like this. Widespread rain for Wednesday and Thursday. Also I want you to be mindful of areas of localized flooding as well. We could see up to an inch in some spots. We’ll dry out for the weekend, so expect to see the sun on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Emily Owen

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Rainy Week Ahead… Saturday Forecast Update @wvua23 #alwx

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We saw a few showers late this afternoon here in Tuscaloosa, and rain seems to be the trend for the week ahead as well. Sunday will be gloomy and one of those days you just want to stay indoors all day. Expect rain all throughout the day, and highs will be nearing 59 tomorrow.

New Year’s Eve. looks wet as well. Could even see a few thunderstorms as well, but I’m not expecting anything severe for Monday. Highs will be above average for Monday, in the low 70s! We’ll start out the new year with rain showers, and temperatures in the upper 50s.

The remainder of the week looks to be wet as well, scattered showers are possible throughout the week. Temperatures will be more seasonable when we reach Tuesday. We’ll dry out just in time for Saturday and see the sun again.

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Emily Owen

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More Rain Ahead… Friday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! We had some tremendous flooding issues overnight lastnight, and those issues continue along local creeks and rivers, as tons of water moves downstream. Most local rivers are in or just over flood stage and are expected to remain that way through the weekend. If you live in a flood zone, please use caution and keep alert to the latest river and stream forecasts. Most of central and west Alabama received 4 to 7 inches of rain yesterday and lastnight!

The rain has ended for now across our part of the state. Expect another rain event to take shape this weekend, with more rain coming next week as well. Temperatures over the weekend will top out in the upper 50s, with lows in the 40s. A few showers will begin to return late in the day on Saturday, with widespread rain expected on Sunday. The rain amounts over the weekend will be fairly light.

Warmer air will move in on Monday, with a high near 70 degrees. Rain and storms arrive Monday afternoon and evening, with heavy rain possible. Rain ends early Tuesday morning, but this may cause problems for New Year’s eve plans Monday night.

Another wave of rain comes in on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Richard Scott
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