Windy, rainy Monday night also brings a risk of severe storms newsbhunt


SHOES ON. CLOUDS INCREASING TODAY AHEAD OF A STORM SYSTEM. IT IS AN IMPACT DAY, THOUGH. THE WET WEATHER REALLY DOESN’T ARRIVE UNTIL LATER TONIGHT. BUT A BIG TOPIC TODAY IS THE AMOUNT OF WIND ENERGY IN THE ATMOSPHERE. WE COULD SEE SOME STRONG WIND GUSTS UP TO 40MPH, A LITTLE BIT HIGHER HERE AHEAD OF THE FRONT. AND EVEN AS THE STORMS PASS THROUGH. SO THERE WILL BE A WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 P.M. TONIGHT THROUGH 7 A.M. TOMORROW MORNING. WE DO HAVE A RISK OF SOME STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SOUTHWEST PORTION OF ALABAMA. THE GOOD THING ABOUT THIS EVENT IS WE GET SOME HEALTHY RAIN. 1 TO 2IN, WHICH IS EXCITING. THIS WILL HELP FADE THE DROUGHT AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE BEEN HOPING FOR. IT’S QUIET ACROSS ALABAMA NOW. JUST A LOT OF CLOUD COVER INCREASING. THE STORMS ARE OFF TO THE WEST. YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTNING OUTPUT, SOME STRONG STORMS OVER ARKANSAS MOVING EAST OVER MEMPHIS THROUGH TENNESSEE. AND EVEN ENTERING MISSISSIPPI IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES. SO THESE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GLIDE EAST THROUGHOUT TODAY AND WILL IMPACT OUR WEATHER LATER THIS EVENING. AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE MAIN CONCERN WITH THIS EVENT IS THE WIND. WE HAVE A LOT OF WIND ENERGY AT THE SURFACE AND EVEN HIGHER AS YOU GO IN THE ATMOSPHERE ARE A LOT OF WIND ALOFT. SO SOME DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE. AGAIN AHEAD OF THE FRONT. AND EVEN AS THE STORMS MOVE THROUGH, AN ISOLATED TORNADO CAN’T BE RULED OUT. BUT THIS IS MOST LIKELY SOUTHWEST ALABAMA, WHERE THE BEST ENERGY IS. AND EVEN SOME FLASH FLOODING MAY BE DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH RAIN WE GET AND HOW HEAVY THESE STORMS ARE WHEN THEY COME THROUGH. SO THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS OUTLINED A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER FOR PLACES LIKE TUSCALOOSA COUNTY. PICKENS DOWN TO GREENE, SUMTER, MARENGO, HALE. AND THAT’S BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE THOSE SEVERE PARAMETERS ALIGN, WHERE THIS IS THE BEST PLACEMENT FOR STORMS TO DEVELOP. AND IT’S EVEN WORSE. FURTHER WEST IN MISSISSIPPI DOESN’T MEAN THERE COULDN’T BE SOME STRONG STORMS ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA. IT’S JUST MORE LIKELY FOR THESE AREAS. BUT WE’RE GOING TO STAY ALERT AND EVEN THROUGH TONIGHT. I THINK YOUR COMMUTE HOME THIS AFTERNOON IS JUST FINE. EVEN THIS EVENING, A FEW SHOWERS MAY DEVELOP, BUT THE REALLY INTENSE WEATHER DOESN’T ARRIVE UNTIL AFTER DARK. SO 10:00 PM ENTERING ALABAMA, CONTINUING TO PUSH EAST THROUGH THE MIDNIGHT HOUR THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. AND THEN EVEN AFTER THE SUN RISES, I THINK PLACES DOWN TO MONTGOMERY, ALEXANDER CITY FURTHER SOUTH, WE’LL HAVE TO WATCH FOR SOME STRONG STORMS TOMORROW MORNING, AT LEAST THROUGH 10 A.M. BY MIDDAY, IT LOOKS A LITTLE BIT QUIETER. THERE IS A LOT OF WIND ENERGY. I’VE SAID THAT A BUNCH, BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF JUST STRONG WIND GUSTS THAT WE’RE EXPECTING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. AND THIS EVENING, 2 P.M. THIS AFTERNOON, THOUGH, IT MAY NOT BE WET, THE WIND WILL PICK UP. AND THEN IN TONIGHT, LOOK AT SOME OF THESE WIND GUSTS, 40MPH OR GREATER. AND THE STRONGEST WIND IS REALLY GOING TO BE IN NORTH ALABAMA. BUT CONTINUING THROUGH TONIGHT AND EVEN THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THESE STORMS PUSH THROUGH. SO IF YOU HAVE ANY ITEMS OUTSIDE YOUR PORCH, I WOULD BRING THEM IN BECAUSE THIS IS JUST NOT GOOD FOR THAT KIND OF THING. AFTER TONIGHT, AFTER TOMORROW, THE RAIN CHANCE IS SLIM. SO LOOKING AHEAD TO THANKSGIVING, IT LOOKS MUCH DRIER. AND A LITTLE BIT COOLER. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP. YOU’RE IN THE 50S

Impact Day: Heavy rain, strong storms, and high wind gusts Monday night into Tuesday

Rain and storms move in Monday night, bringing a widespread soaking to central Alabama. A few of the storms could be marginally severe. Check the video forecast for the latest. IMPACT WEATHER: RAIN, WIND, STORMSCentral Alabama will finally see beneficial rainfall late Monday through early Tuesday. A widespread soaking of the ground will help alleviate extreme drought levels. A few strong storms are even possible, mainly in southwest Alabama. Here’s what we know right now: Timing: The best chance of rain for North and Central Alabama runs from Monday evening to Tuesday morning. Several waves of rain and thunderstorms develop and track over the state in that time frame. Severe threat: It’s possible. We will have a lot of wind shear (muscle) and fuel (unstable atmosphere) to be watchful for storms capable of wind gusts over 60 mph. A tornado is possible, but the odds are not high in Alabama. A much more substantial threat of tornadoes exists in southern Mississippi and Louisiana on Monday evening. Strong winds: Winds will become very gusty ahead of and along the line of storms rolling across central Alabama. In fact, non-thunderstorm wind gusts above 40 mph will be possible between 3 p.m. Monday and midday Tuesday. Drought relief? Alabama’s state climatologist, Dr. John Christy, says we need around 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain to formally end the drought. Our expectation is an average of 1 to 2 inches of rain between Monday and Tuesday (some localized spots could go higher than three inches). That is enough to show significant improvement and potentially end the drought in some communities. With lots of leaves on the ground potentially blocking drainage areas, some flooding will be possible in the heaviest rain areas.That stormy weather is gone by Tuesday night, and some cooler, drier Pacific air slides in for the middle of the week in Alabama. Another cold front arriving Wednesday night leads to some colder air southward, and that should keep us cooler than normal for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and most of the weekend. Thursday will feature a cold morning in the 30s and 40s, and then mainly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Early morning:Mid-afternoon:A weak disturbance moving northeast out of the Gulf of Mexico could spread some light rain into Alabama later in the day on Thanksgiving. WEEKEND PEEKA slim chance of showers Friday ends fairly early in the day, and the rest of the weekend looks dry and seasonably cool for late November.Look for chilly mornings in the 40s and cool, dry afternoons in the 50s to lower 60s.Weather for the Iron Bowl Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium looks good: a high in the low-60s with a partly to mostly cloudy sky and gentle northwest wind.STAY WEATHER AWAREFor the latest weather coverage for your area, click here. And stay updated with alerts in the WVTM 13 app. You can download it here.For the latest Birmingham weather information and central Alabama’s certified most accurate forecast, watch WVTM 13 News. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Rain and storms move in Monday night, bringing a widespread soaking to central Alabama. A few of the storms could be marginally severe. Check the video forecast for the latest.

IMPACT WEATHER: RAIN, WIND, STORMS

Central Alabama will finally see beneficial rainfall late Monday through early Tuesday. A widespread soaking of the ground will help alleviate extreme drought levels. A few strong storms are even possible, mainly in southwest Alabama.

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Here’s what we know right now:

  • Timing: The best chance of rain for North and Central Alabama runs from Monday evening to Tuesday morning. Several waves of rain and thunderstorms develop and track over the state in that time frame.
    alabama severe weather outlook forecast

  • Severe threat: It’s possible. We will have a lot of wind shear (muscle) and fuel (unstable atmosphere) to be watchful for storms capable of wind gusts over 60 mph. A tornado is possible, but the odds are not high in Alabama. A much more substantial threat of tornadoes exists in southern Mississippi and Louisiana on Monday evening.
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  • Strong winds: Winds will become very gusty ahead of and along the line of storms rolling across central Alabama. In fact, non-thunderstorm wind gusts above 40 mph will be possible between 3 p.m. Monday and midday Tuesday.
  • Drought relief? Alabama’s state climatologist, Dr. John Christy, says we need around 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain to formally end the drought. Our expectation is an average of 1 to 2 inches of rain between Monday and Tuesday (some localized spots could go higher than three inches). That is enough to show significant improvement and potentially end the drought in some communities. With lots of leaves on the ground potentially blocking drainage areas, some flooding will be possible in the heaviest rain areas.
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That stormy weather is gone by Tuesday night, and some cooler, drier Pacific air slides in for the middle of the week in Alabama.

Another cold front arriving Wednesday night leads to some colder air southward, and that should keep us cooler than normal for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and most of the weekend.

Thursday will feature a cold morning in the 30s and 40s, and then mainly cloudy skies in the afternoon.

Early morning:

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Mid-afternoon:

alabama weather forecast thanksgiving

A weak disturbance moving northeast out of the Gulf of Mexico could spread some light rain into Alabama later in the day on Thanksgiving.

WEEKEND PEEK

A slim chance of showers Friday ends fairly early in the day, and the rest of the weekend looks dry and seasonably cool for late November.

Look for chilly mornings in the 40s and cool, dry afternoons in the 50s to lower 60s.

Weather for the Iron Bowl Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium looks good: a high in the low-60s with a partly to mostly cloudy sky and gentle northwest wind.

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STAY WEATHER AWARE

For the latest weather coverage for your area, click here. And stay updated with alerts in the WVTM 13 app. You can download it here.

For the latest Birmingham weather information and central Alabama’s certified most accurate forecast, watch WVTM 13 News.

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