Strong to Severe Storms Arrive Thursday Eve… Wednesday Eve Update… #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday evening!

We’re still looking at a risk of strong to severe storms to impact our area Thursday evening and into Thursday night. All modes of severe weather will be possible, including isolated tornadoes. But, the main risk will be from damaging strait line winds over 60mph, as a line of storms moves in from the west.

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A line of storms will enter west Alabama between 4pm and 6pm, then slowly move east through the early overnight hours. The best shear and instability overlap will be near and south of I-20. This is where there is a higher risk of isolated tornadoes an damaging winds. Understand, all of north and central Alabama is in a risk, but the risk will be more isolated north of I-20. The severe risk will be ending over west AL (west of I-65) around midnight, then ending in our east Alabama counties (east of I-65 by 3am).

Important information:

Please have a way to get warnings Thursday eve and night incase a tornado warning is issued for your area. We cover west and central Alabama non-stop in tornado warnings on tv and online. Search for WVUA23 on tv or go to our website at wvua23.com and click the watch now option. We will also facebook live our stream on the wvua23 facebook page.

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

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Strong to Severe Storms Thursday Eve… Wednesday PM Forecast Update – #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather turned out very warm again this afternoon, with most areas warming into the lower 80s. Expect a mostly cloudy sky this evening, with temperatures dropping into the 60s overnight.

A deep upper air trough will dig to our west, sending a deepening surface low to the northwest of Alabama. As uplift, shear and instability increase across the area Thursday afternoon, severe storms will become possible. The main window for severe weather will be 5pm Thursday through 3am Friday.

All modes of severe weather will be possible with this event. It appears the tornado risk is a little lower with this setup, with damaging strait line winds being the primary concern. This system will feature a line of storms rather than supercells. The line will be capable of producing widespread damaging strait line winds where the bowing segments occur. I’ve highlighted areas roughly near and south of I-20 for the main risk.

Temperature will be much cooler on Friday, with a high struggling to reach 60 degrees. Clouds remain thick with a few showers becoming possible.

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