Warmer Days Are Back! Thursday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Thursday afternoon! After another cold start to our Thursday, this afternoon turned out really nice! Temperatures made it well into the 50s today, with some spots south of I-20 approaching 60. Expect lows in the lower to middle 30s tonight.

Friday will feature warmer air, with temperatures reaching the lower 60s. Skies will remain mostly sunny on Friday. The warming trend continues for the weekend, with temps in the upper 60s on Saturday and Sunday. With the warmer air comes moisture, so we’ll notice an increase in clouds over the weekend. There could be a few showers, especially on Sunday, but I don’t expect rain everywhere.

Monday through Thursday of next week looks rather wet, with a southwest flow aloft developing. Expect periods of rain for much of next week, but temperatures will remain mild.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Cool Now… Warm Days Ahead! Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! We started the day off very chilly, with most areas in the upper teens to low 20s. Temperatures made it well into the 40s this afternoon. A few thin cirrus clouds have moved over the area, which will give us a nice sunset this evening. Expect another fast drop in temperatures after sunset, with many areas in the lower to middle 20s tonight.

We’ll notice a warming trend take over the next few days, with middle 50s Thursday afternoon and lower 60s Friday afternoon. Skies will be mostly sunny on Thursday and Friday.

The warming trend will continue for the weekend, with highs reaching the middle 60s on Saturday and upper 60s on Sunday. With the warm air comes moisture, so we’ll notice an increase in clouds. There could be a few showers on Saturday and Sunday. Look for lower 70s on Monday and Tuesday.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
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Cold Now! Warmer Days Ahead… Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Our local weather turned out sunny for much of the day, as our overnight system moved on to the east. Temperatures made it into the lower 40s over west and central Alabama this afternoon. Once the sun sets this evening, we’ll rapidly drop below freezing. I expect a low in the lower 20s tonight.

Wednesday will be a cold start to the day, but we’ll reach the upper 40s by the afternoon. Look for a mostly sunny sky on Wednesday and a mostly clear sky Wednesday night. Temperatures will once again drop well into the 20s.

Thursday will really begin the warming trend, with temperatures reaching the middle 50s by the afternoon. Clouds will increase some on Friday and over the weekend, as moisture increases and a system west of the state increases some uplift over the area. There could be an isolated shower or two Friday through the weekend, but I don’t see much in terms of rain. We’ll warm nicely, with middle 60s on Saturday and upper 60s on Sunday. The trend continues warmer into atleast Tuesday of next week.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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7am Weather Update… Cold Today, Sunshine By Late Morning.. #alwx @wvua23

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At 7:15am, here’s a look from Bryant Denny in Tuscaloosa, and the ground is just wet. The snow event did not materialize as we expected, as the cold air was too slow to overlap with the cold air. All of our model data was in excellent agreement of a good snow event across west and central Alabama and has been over the past 5 days. This is a good example of how complicated winter weather can be in Alabama.

I don’t expect any major travel issues today, as temperatures will be above freezing later this morning and through the afternoon. As the sunshine returns by late morning, expect roads to dry out just fine with no major issues. While we will drop well below freezing tonight, roads will be all dry.

I’m going to run home and take a nap before the shows this afternoon and evening. Have a great rest of your day!

Richard Scott

6 AM Radar Update – Few Flurries Remain.. Snow/Rain Chance Over for West AL #alwx @wvua23

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Here’s a current look at our Doppler Radar. We’re continuing to see a few flurries mixed in with the rain over towards Anniston and eastern Alabama. The snow threat has ended for West Alabama, and expect to see the sun coming out here shortly. Temperatures will drop drastically as the arctic cold front continues to move through Alabama, so expect MUCH colder temperatures for today as well. The rain/snow will be moved out of the state come the noon hour.

Temperatures yesterday reached into the 60s, warming our ground temperatures.  This allowed the snow that did fall to melt as soon as it did hit the ground, which is why we saw little to no accumulation. For the majority, at most, you’ll see accumulation on cars.

The National Weather Service continues a Winter Weather Advisory for the majority of central Alabama until noon. We’ll continue to keep you up to date with the very latest.

Emily Owen

5 AM Snow Forecast Update – Winter Storm Warning Expired #alwx @wvua23

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has allowed the previous Winter Storm Warning to expire. Counties that were placed in the Winter Storm Warning have been placed under a Winter Weather Advisory that will last until 12 PM today. Accumulation chances have slimmed down. This system moved quickly through Alabama, which decreased our chances for accumulation.

Problems could come later tonight into early tomorrow as temperatures get below freezing, allowing any water on the roadways to freeze. We’ll continue to update you with the very latest.

Emily Owen

3:15am Tuesday Snow Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 3:15am, rain continues to move southeast, with snow being reported on the back side of the precip shield. Based on radar trends, we had to make changes to the snow accumulations based on trends.

Areas near Tuscaloosa and Birmingham may get up to 1 inch of snow, with higher amounts still possible south of Tuscaloosa towards Livingston, Demopolis and Marion. Keep in mind, this is a changing situation.

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Our full team of meteorologists and reporters are in early this morning, so join us starting at 5 AM for winter weather coverage on air and online. We will provide winter weather updates through mid morning from the studio, roads, and surrounding counties.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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