Severe T-storm Warning for Blount Co Until 6:30pm Monday #alwx @wvua23

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
603 PM CDT MON JUL 17 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Central Blount County in Alabama…

* Until 630 PM CDT

* At 603 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Nectar, or
near Cleveland, moving southwest at 5 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Oneonta, Blountsville, Cleveland, Dallas, Locust Fork, Fairview,
Hayden, Nectar, Rosa, Blount Springs, Bangor, Easley, Chamblees
Mill, Remlap, Fowler Spring and Clear Springs.

Hot Days Ahead! Monday Forecast Update – 4:35pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Monday afternoon! As of 4:30pm, a few scattered showers and storms continue to move west or southwest across the state. Not everyone will get rain this afternoon or evening, but where storms do develop, they will drop heavy rain in a short period of time. Expect storms to fade away after sunset, with conditions becoming very muggy tonight.

Upper level ridging will build into the area on Tuesday and continue nearby through Saturday. With high dewpoints and strong ridging over the area, I expect a dangerous combination of heat and humidity. This will be the hottest stretch so far this summer, with afternoon highs in the middle to upper 90s. Heat index will reach 105 in many areas beginning on Wednesday and lasting through Saturday. Rain chances will only remain at 10% through the end of the week, with only a small chance of an isolated shower or storm during the afternoon.

Sunday and Monday, there is evidence of an approaching upper air trough. This will help to increase rain chances and reduce the heat a tad.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Tropical Storm Don forms in Atlantic… Monday Update – 4:15pm #alwx @wvua23

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Tropical Storm Don Discussion Number   1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL052017
500 PM AST Mon Jul 17 2017

An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft investigating the area
of low pressure located east-southeast of the Windward Islands has
found a small, but well-defined surface circulation and a small
area of tropical-storm-force winds over the eastern semicircle of
the circulation.  The associated convection is not particularly
well organized, but there is a curved band located to the north
of the center and a couple of bursts have formed closer to the
small circulation center this afternoon. Based on these data,
advisories are being initiated on a tropical storm, the fourth of
the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Don is currently within a
low shear environment and over warm water, so some strengthening is
possible tonight and Tuesday. Once the system enters the eastern
Caribbean Sea, strong upper-level westerly winds and strong
low-level easterly flow are likely to cause the small circulation to
open up into a trough.  As a result, dissipation is forecast within
72 hours.

Don is moving westward or 275/15 kt. The tropical storm is forecast
to move quickly westward within the strong trade-wide flow for the
next few days.  The NHC track is along the southern edge of the
guidance envelope, closest to the HFIP corrected consensus
prediction.

 

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT  17/2100Z 11.2N  52.6W   35 KT  40 MPH
12H  18/0600Z 11.5N  55.5W   40 KT  45 MPH
24H  18/1800Z 11.8N  58.9W   40 KT  45 MPH
36H  19/0600Z 12.0N  62.8W   40 KT  45 MPH
48H  19/1800Z 12.2N  67.0W   40 KT  45 MPH
72H  20/1800Z…DISSIPATED

Severe T-storm Warning for Jefferson & Shelby Co Til 3:45pm Monday #alwx @wvua23

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BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
313 PM CDT MON JUL 17 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
North central Shelby County in Alabama…
East central Jefferson County in Alabama…

* Until 345 PM CDT

* At 313 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lake Purdy,
or near Mountain Brook, and is nearly stationary.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Pelham, Mountain
Brook, Irondale, Leeds, Barber Motorsports Park, Shops Of Grand
River, Greystone, Samford University, Highland Lakes, Cahaba
Heights, Alton, Fowler Lake, The Summit, Lake Purdy, Meadowbrook
and Mount Laurel.

The week is beginning to look sunny and hot! Forecast update 8 pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngHeavy rainfall fell this morning in central  Alabama and as we moved into the afternoon some areas saw a few isolated thunderstorms. This evening has started to clear nicely though. The heat was a large concern for many this afternoon though with highs in the 90s and feels like temperatures in the 100s for some areas like Jasper. Right now it has cooled off a bit though and it feels like the mid to low 70s.

Some light showers will develop in more southern counties tomorrow morning but by later in the afternoon few will see some isolated thunderstorms while other areas may just see some light rain. The mains concern will be lightning and flooding for areas that have seen lots of rain over the past several days. Always remember when you see standing water when driving turn around don’t drown!

Rain will clear Monday evening and good news, Tuesday rain chances will begin to decrease! By Wednesday you can expect to see more sunshine in the day and less rain in the afternoon. This trend will continue all the way through Sunday to make for a beautiful weekend. But beware if you plan to spend days outside. Highs for this week will be moving into the mid to upper 90s and those feel like temperatures are likely to reach into the 100s. You are in summer in Alabama which means we have a lot of moisture in the air with dewpoints reaching in the 70s so expect hot and humid days to continue.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @DanielleDavisWX

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Storms continue into the evening. Brighter days are ahead! Forecast update 9 pm #alwx @wvua23

7 Day -SHELTON STATE Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngAreas are still seeing storms this evening. As the night progresses rain will weaken and leave a few isolated showers tonight. Jefferson/Shelby County were largely impacted by this storm. They were under a flash flood warning which has now expired. Hazards seen this afternoon included flash flooding and lightning. Tonight I expect these hazards to become less of a threat as the storm weakens.

Tomorrow more rain is expected, but unlike today, it should be more isolated and move through areas quickly. Keep an umbrella handy as you move through the day and be cautious of lightning.

Highs for this week will be moving from the low 90s to the mid 90s. Hot and muggy days will continue and the heat index will likely reach into the 100s for some areas this week.

Rain chances will start to decrease Monday and by Tuesday you will start to see a lot more sunshine during the day and less rain in the afternoon through Saturday. These will be great days to get outside for a few if you don’t mind the heat.

Danielle Davis

Twitter: @danielledaviswx

Facebook: DanielleDavisWX

Scattered Storms This Weekend… Friday Forecast Update – 3:50pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Friday afternoon! As of 4pm, there are a good many scattered storms across the area. While some areas will miss the rain, where storms do form, they will drop very heavy rain in a short period of time. The risk of hit or miss storms will diminish by 10pm tonight, with very muggy conditions overnight.

A weak surface front will move into north Alabama this weekend, which will help to enhance the risk of scattered storms on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. It will not rain everywhere, but the risk of dealing with a passing downpour is pretty high. If you get a storm where you are this weekend, it shouldn’t last more than an hour or two. Severe weather is not expected, but a few storms could become strong.

Rain chances will decrease next week, with highs approaching the mid 90s.

For more updates, go to the weather blog at wvua23.com, scroll to the weather tab and click weather blog. Updates are also on our Facebook and Twitter page. My twitter is @RichardWVUA23 and facebook is WVUA23RichardScott

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