Showers Ending Tonight… Strong to Severe Storms Sunday… Thursday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Thursday afternoon! At 4pm, there are a few scattered showers and storms on radar, moving east across the state. Some of these are producing heavy rain for a brief period of time before moving east. Expect the chance of scattered showers and a few storms overnight, with the best chance shifting south of I-20 after midnight.

A weak front will push south of our area early Friday, with temperatures a little cooler than previously thought. With the front slipping south of our area, I expect temperatures to struggle to reach the lower 60s. There could be a little sun mix out during the afternoon. Most of Saturday appears dry, as model data is in much better agreement on our next system. Expect a high in the upper 60s Saturday afternoon.

A deepening surface low will pull gulf air northward early Sunday morning, with a round of rain and storms arriving by mid morning and continuing into the afternoon on Sunday. Based on the latest model guidance, there is a real chance we could have strong to severe storms involved based on the uptick in instability, shear and uplift. At this point, I would expect the higher chance of a strong to severe storm to be near or south of I-20, but all of our area could be in a severe risk on Sunday. The main time-frame is 10am to 7pm.

We will be dealing with a frost and freeze several nights next week, so growers look out! Monday and Tuesday, we’ll struggle to reach the upper 40s for highs, with upper 20s likely Monday night and Tuesday night.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Mild for Now… Rain Chances Increase… Cold Next Week! Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather turned out very mild today, with temperatures reaching the middle to upper 70s across the area. With a partly to mostly sunny sky today, it sure felt like a spring day. Clouds will increase this evening and tonight, with showers becoming likely overnight. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s or low 60s tonight.

Showers will continue on Thursday, with a mainly cloudy sky. A weak surface front will stall across our area on Friday, with a high near 70. The best chance of scattered showers will be south of our area on Friday, but I can’t rule out a few passing rain showers locally as well.

A secondary cold front will get a push southward by the weekend, with showers and a few storms becoming likely. Temperatures will be mild on Saturday and through noon on Sunday, then turn much cooler Sunday afternoon. Rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches appear likely.

We could be dealing with a frost and freeze several nights next week, so growers look out!

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Warm for Now… Rain Ahead… Cold Next Week! Wednesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! We experienced a good deal of sunshine today, and temperatures warmed well into the 70s in response to the added sunshine. Some spots nearly reached 80 degrees, as spring continues in the short term. Expect clouds to move back in this evening, with scattered to numerous showers overnight.

Showers will continue on Thursday, with a mainly cloudy sky. A weak surface front will stall across our area on Friday, with a high near 70. It sure looks like the best rain chance will remain south of our area on Friday, but keep the umbrella nearby.

The front will get a nice push southward late in the weekend, with showers and storms returning to the area. I don’t expect an all weekend rain event, but periods of rain and thunder appear likely, especially on Sunday. A few strong storms may move through Sunday as the front arrives. Temperatures will turn much cooler Sunday evening and Sunday night. Highs will struggle to reach the middle 40s on Monday and Tuesday.

We could be dealing with a frost and freeze several nights next week, so growers look out!

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Mild For Now… Wet Weather Ahead… Cold Next Week! Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Tuesday afternoon! Today turned out mild, with most spots reaching the upper 60s to near 70. As moisture and clouds increase tonight, expect temperatures to remain in the 50s overnight. A stray shower is possible, but widespread rain is not expected.

Most of Wednesday will be dry, with a few pop-up showers. Skies remain mostly cloudy, with temperatures in the low 70s.

Showers increase on Thursday and Friday, with a mainly cloudy sky. A weak surface front will stall across our area on Friday, with a high near 70. The front will get a nice push southward by the weekend, with showers remaining possible. Temperatures will turn much cooler over the weekend, especially on Sunday. The front is expected to pass through sometime late Saturday or early Sunday.

We could be dealing with a frost and freeze several nights next week, so growers look out!

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Richard Scott
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Clouds Increase Again… Rain Chances Return… Monday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! After a chilly start to the day, it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon. Temperatures warmed well into the 60s across west and central Alabama. Temperatures will drop into the lower 40s tonight, with upper 30s north of I-20. Clouds will increase overnight.

By Tuesday, we’ll continue with a partly to mostly cloudy sky, with temperatures reaching the upper 60s. A stray shower or two are possible Tuesday evening and Tuesday night.

Most of Wednesday will be dry, with a few pop-up showers. Skies remain mostly cloudy, with temperatures in the upper 60s.

Showers increase on Thursday and Friday, with a mainly cloudy sky. A weak surface front will stall across our area on Friday, with a high near 70. The front will get a nice push southward by the weekend, with showers remaining possible. Temperatures will turn much cooler over the weekend, especially on Sunday.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Finally Some Sunshine & Dry Weather…for a Few Days – Sunday Forecast Update @wvua23 #ALwx

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After a long week of continuous rain & storms, the sunshine today was amazing! The good news is, I expect the mostly sunny skies to continue for your Monday. Temperatures will top out in the low 60s, with a light breeze from the northwest. A little more cloud cover moves in for Tuesday, but we will stay dry. Also slightly warmer for Tuesday.

On Wednesday, we introduce a slight rain chance for an isolated shower that could be possible. Temperatures will also be warmer, in the low 70s. Higher rain chances exist for Thursday and Friday, with temperatures staying near 70. The showers wind down as the rain maker moves out on Saturday, but temperatures will also drop behind it. For Sunday, highs will be 10 degrees below average, and I expect that cool trend to continue into next week.

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Jacob Lanier
@JacobLanierWx
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist

Tornado Watch Canceled…. Severe Risk Much Lower… 8:45pm Saturday Update #alwx @wvua23

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At 8:45pm Saturday, the tornado watch has been canceled for all of Alabama. While you see the Tennessee Valley counties still in yellow, the watch is in the process of being canceled there now.

We’ll watch radar trends carefully over the next few hours, but the risk of widespread severe weather is over for this event. There could be an additional spin-up tornado or two, but the chance is pretty low. Lets stay alert through 11pm tonight incase there is an additional warning in our area.

Join us on WVUA23 news at 10pm for live interviews and damage information from the event. So far, it appears we had atleast 4 tornado touchdowns in our northwest counties…

Richard Scott