Rain on Friday… COLD Air Ahead! Thursday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather started off cool and unsettled, with several waves of rain and storms drifting across the state. At 4pm, isolated showers continue, but many communities are dry at the moment. Expect temperatures to drop a few degrees tonight, with mid 50s by sunrise Friday.

A cold front will push through the state on Friday, with widespread rain Friday morning. Temperatures will turn colder during the afternoon, with clouds remaining with us. Expect mid 50s at noon, with mid 40s by 4pm! Temperatures will dip into the middle to upper 30s Friday night.

Look for sunny skies on Saturday, with a high only in the lower 50s. We’ll have a widespread frost Saturday night, as temperatures drop into the lower 30s. Clouds increase on Sunday, with a high in the upper 50s.

Widespread rain breaks out on Monday, but temperatures remain chilly! Look for a high in the lower 50s on Monday.

Drier air will take over on Saturday, with a good supply of sunshine. Look for a high in the lower 50s on Saturday, with a low near Freezing Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Another surge of colder air will arrive by Monday and Tuesday of next week. Expect rain at times on Monday. Rain will continue through Tuesday morning. Highs on Tuesday will only top out in the lower 40s! Look for a widespread freeze and Frost both Tuesday night and Wednesday night.

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WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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Rain at Times Through Friday… Colder Air Ahead! Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday  afternoon! We had a large wave of rain move in earlier this morning and continued into the mid afternoon for some communities. As of 4pm, rain has come to an end for our area. Rain amounts were generally between 0.50″ and 1″ from the morning to early afternoon wave of rain. A few showers will be possible overnight, under a cloudy sky. Temperatures will gradually drop into the lower 50s tonight.

With a southwest flow aloft and several disturbances riding along the southern end of the the trough, we’ll maintain a good chance of occasional showers and rain for Thursday and Friday. It will not rain all day, but keep the umbrella handy. Highs will reach the mid 60s on Thursday.

Friday, colder air will take over, but rain will continue to overspread the state at times. We’ll notice falling temperatures during the afternoon, with most areas in the 50s all day. Expect middle 30s Friday night as skies clear and dry air moves in.

Drier air will take over on Saturday, with a good supply of sunshine. Look for a high in the lower 50s on Saturday, with a low near Freezing Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Another surge of colder air will arrive by Monday and Tuesday of next week. Expect rain at times on Monday.

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

Nice Now… Rain ahead & Cold Temps! Tuesday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

7 Day Forecast - Offset Lows - PM.pngGood Tuesday afternoon! We had a bumpy night lastnight across the state, with a line of strong to severe storms producing isolated wind damage and a couple of tornadoes across northern and western Alabama. In our area, we have one confirmed EF-1 tornado that touched down near Millport in southern Lamar County. We may have more added, but that’s the only confirmation so far.

Tonight, clouds will increase as temperatures drop into the middle 50s. A wave of low pressure will track along the stationary front across central Alabama on Wednesday, bringing a good chance of occasional rain. I expect clouds to remain mainly cloudy on Wednesday.

We’ll maintain a southwest flow aloft for Thursday and Friday, with the risk of showers at any time. More of a widespread rain will return on Friday, as another disturbance moves over our area, providing uplift and moisture. Temperatures will turn much cooler on Friday, with a high in the middle 50s.

Drier air will take over on Saturday, with a good supply of sunshine. Look for a high in the lower 50s on Saturday, with a low near Freezing Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Another surge of colder air will arrive by Monday and Tuesday of next week.

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

5:30am Tuesday Update, Line Weakening South of Tuscaloosa & Birmingham… #alwx @wvua23

asdfadfafaafa.pngAt 5:30am, the risk of severe weather has ended for most of west  and central Alabama. The thin line now well south of Birmingham continues to move southeast, brining stable air to the state from northwest to southeast.

Conditions for the rest of the day will improve nicely for election day. Polls open at 7am and close at 7pm. Get out and vote! Other than some showers before 8am, our Tuesday will be dry and mild.

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Chief Meteorologist
WVUA 23 | Box 870172 | Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172
O: 205-348-8005|
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4:15am Tuesday Weather Update #alwx @wvua23

as3333.pngAt 4:15am Tuesday, the line of weakening storms is located from Eutaw to Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden and moving east quickly. There is still a very low end risk of an isolated severe storm through 6am for areas that haven’t been impacted by the line yet. If you’re southeast of I-59… Areas northwest of I-59 are no longer in a risk… We’ll watch radar trends over the next couple of hours, but it sure looks like things are calming down a bit.

3:50am Tuesday Update… Warnings have Expired… Line Continues to Weaken #alwx @wvua23

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At 3:50am, the weakening line of storms is lined up from Oneonta to Tuscaloosa and is moving east or east southeast quickly. The risk of severe weather is coming to an end with this line, as the better instability weakens and the better uplift and wind shear pulls away to the northeast. We’ll watch radar trends through 6am, but the risk of anything severe after 6am will have ended for our area. Once the line pushes east of you, your risk of anything severe will have ended..

TORNADO WARNING FOR PICKENS & GREENE UNTIL 4:00 AM #alwx @wvua23

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
NORTHERN GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 400 AM CST.

* AT 312 AM CST, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO
WAS LOCATED NEAR ALICEVILLE, MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD…TORNADO.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ALICEVILLE, UNION, BENEVOLA, MANTUA, JENA, SNODDY, PLEASANT RIDGE,
LEWISTON AND GEORGE DOWNER AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS, IN A
MOBILE HOME, OR IN A VEHICLE, MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER
AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.