Rain & Storms Expanding eastward… 8:20pm Saturday Update

At 8:20pm, lots of rain & thunder just northwest of I-59. This will gradually sink southeast overnight. Expect lots of lightning. It appears the severe risk is really low tonight, but we’ll keep an eye on trends. Storms end long before sunrise.

Richard Scott

7:15pm Saturday Radar Update: Strong Storms Moving In… #alwx @wvua23

At 7:15pm, rain and storms over northwest AL will gradually sink southeast across the area. So far, no signs of severe issues, but we’ll be watching radar overnight. Can’t rule out a damaging wind gust, hail or a brief spin-up tornado.

Storms Arrive Tonight… Few Could Be Strong… Midday Saturday Update #alwx @wvua23

Highres models suggest storms may arrive in west AL between 7pm and 10pm, and slowly move east. There is a small chance of a damaging wind gust, hail and perhaps a brief tornado. Risk ends by 3am in our east AL counties.

Richard Scott

Low End Severe Risk Tonight… Saturday AM update #alwx @wvua23

A weakening line of storms will move into west AL tonight, generally after 9pm, then move east. There is a low risk of isolated severe storms. I can’t rule out a damaging wind gust or isolated spin-up tornado. Risk ends around 4am in east AL. #alwx @wvua23

Strong and A Few Possibly Severe Storms Saturday Night. Friday 5pm forecast update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast 6PM SHOW- Offset Lows - PM.pngHappy Black Friday! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday yesterday. It has been a dreary day today with clouds sitting over central Alabama but fortunately staying dry. Tonight lows will drop back into the low 50s with mostly cloudy skies.

Tomorrow we will see sun and clouds for the day with highs reaching into the low 70s. If you’re heading to Auburn for the Iron Bowl we will stay dry for the entire game but clouds will start to increase by the end of the game ahead of our next storm system.

Saturday night into Sunday there are storms moving into Alabama that could possibly become severe. My analysis time frame seems to be from 7pm in west Alabama to roughly 4am in east Alabama. The NWS has issued a low marginal risk for severe weather from 8pm Saturday to 8am Sunday morning. The main risks seems to be strong damaging winds up to 60mph and there is also a low risk for a brief tornado. To lean on the side of caution go ahead and turn the weather radios on Saturday evening and overnight.

Storms clear by Sunday morning and sunshine will persist through Thursday! COLD temperatures move in Sunday night into the mid 30s and highs Monday will only reach into the upper 40s before they plummet past the freezing mark Monday night. We warm back up into the 50s Tuesday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Danielle Davis

Nice Thanksgiving…Storms Return by the Weekend. Wednesday Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

Sevenday_640 (6).jpgGood Wednesday afternoon! Bands of showers and thunderstorms moved through Central Alabama early this morning, but as of now sunshine has taken over. Temperatures have been falling throughout the day as this frontal system has progressed across our area, and currently we are sitting right in the upper 60s and low 70s. Expect temperatures to continue to drop as we go into the evening and overnight hours. Overnight lows will be reaching the lower 40s and sky conditions will be mostly clear.

On Thanksgiving Day, temperatures will be a bit cooler as they will struggle to reach the lower 60s, but expect plenty doses of sunshine. Skies will be mostly sunny and the entire coverage area will remain dry. Expect overnight lows to be dropping back into the low to mid 40s. frontal

Not to much is going to change in the forecast as we head into Black Friday, except for a slight warm up in temperatures. Highs will be topping out in the mid to upper 60s, and cloud cover will be increasing just a bit ahead of the next system.

Going into the weekend on Saturday, a strong cold front will be moving through the area bringing back rain chances to the forecast. Expect showers and storms to be occurring mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. This activity will continue overnight into Sunday, so keep the umbrella handy for a few early morning showers.

As we start the next work week, expect dry conditions to return and cooler temperatures behind the front. Overnight lows will be dropping into the low 30s and possibly even the upper 20s, so be sure and bundle up!

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Chelsea Aaron
WVUA Weekend Meteorologist
Twitter: @checkwithchels

Storms Tonight… Dry Thanksgiving! Tuesday PM Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23


Good Tuesday afternoon! It’s a mild evening across the area, as warm and humid air arrives off the Gulf. Showers are increasing and I expect a good chance of rain overnight. A few strong storms are possible between midnight and 6am Wednesday. Widespread severe weather is not expected, but we’ll watch radar trends carefully. Rain amounts of 1/2″ to 1″ appear likely.

Dry weather will return by mid morning Wednesday, with sunshine soon to follow. We’ll top out in the mid to upper 60s on Wednesday, as there’s not really any extremely cold air behind the front. We’ll drop into the lower 40s Wednesday night.

Expect a partly cloudy sky on Thanksgiving Day, with a high in the lower 60s. Upper 40s Thursday night, then a high in the upper 60s on Black Friday.

Clouds increase on Saturday, with rain and storms arriving late Saturday afternoon or Saturday night. Severe weather is not expected at this time.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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