Some Storms Through Tuesday AM… Mild Days ahead… Monday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! Our local weather started out rainy across the area, with periods of showers and storms. We had one lone tornado in northern Blount County around 5:45am, produced by a rotating storm. Between 6am and 4pm, there were no other severe weather issues reported in our area.

We’ll watch radar trends carefully through this evening and into tonight, as there is still a low end severe weather risk. Isolated storms may produce hail and strong winds this evening and tonight, but widespread severe weather is not expected. The tornado risk is really low tonight, but I can’t rule out a spin-up across areas along and northwest of I-59.

A few showers will remain possible into midday on Tuesday. Severe weather is not expected at that point, as stable air takes over from the northwest. Temperatures will remain mild, with a high in the upper 70s on Tuesday.

Sunshine is back in full force on Wednesday. We’ll reach a high in the lower to middle 80s by the afternoon. Look for a mostly sunny sky on Thursday as well, with temperatures reaching the lower 80s.

Clouds increase by Thursday night, with a few showers and storms possible Thursday night through midday on Friday, as a weak surface front approaches the area. The front will stall out over the gulf coast Friday night, then back northward as a warm front on Saturday. Widespread showers and storms are expected on Saturday, but a fair chunk of the day will be dry. Another round of rain and storms will arrive Sunday morning, and we’ll need to watch model data carefully on that setup, as there is a potential severe risk involved.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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Isolated Severe Storms Today… Monday AM Update 7:40am #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday morning! We’re watching trends carefully today for the potential for isolated strong to severe storms. There is a cluster of storms near the gulf coast, so that may help limit the risk later today, however, there is still some wind shear and instability for storms to take advantage of.

The window is from 9am to 9pm, when there could be an isolated severe storm pop up. While there will not be severe weather ongoing that entire time, that is when it is possible for a severe storm to develop. I know that’s a long window, but it’s a slow moving system and the environment is conducive for a few strong to severe storms today.

Across central and west Alabama, there is a risk of large hail, damaging winds and perhaps a few isolated tornadoes.

Have a plan ready today incase a warning is issued for your area. Make sure you have a way to get warnings if any are posted. If we get a tornado warning in our coverage area, you can join us live non-stop for tornado coverage on WVUA23 and on wvua23.com.

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