It is Wednesday April 10, 2024.

It is spring, April and the peak of the severe weather season, So, here we go with another day for potential severe weather.

Marengo and Sumter counties in West Alabama are part of a Tornado Watch issued a short time ago by the National Weather Service until 5:00pm today.

Things were looking pretty good for a reduced threat of strong to severe thunderstorms until the sun broke out and blue skies made an unexpected appearance earlier this morning. Thay may have helped destabilize the atmosphere enough to enable strong to severe storms this afternoon and early evening.

The potential for severe weather prompted school officials in some systems across West Alabama to take proper precautions. Some are dismissing early today or are going to eLearning.

Click on Tuscaloosa Thread and listen to Operation Storm Watch on your favorite Townsquare Media radio station for later updates and possible watches and warnings.

The Forecast:

A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 73. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a slight chance of showers between 1am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
A chance of showers between 7am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 49. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 47.
The Weekend

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Topping the News:

A third person has been arrested as a result of allegations of child abuse at the Moundville Methodist Church day care. 59-year-old Ada Jimerson, a daycare employee  faces a charge of child abuse which is a class C felony. Police arrested Jimerson Tuesday morning and took her to the Hale County Jail.
Church pastor Michael Cobb and day care director Hope Lee are charged with obstructing government operations and failure to report abuse. Both are misdemeanors.
Moundville Police Chief Toby Banks they had reports of abuse against children allegedly using wooden spoons and biting.

The Tuscaloosa City Council has unanimously voted to rename a local street in honor of Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty,  the founder and medical director of several medical offices operating under the banner of the Crimson Network.
The decision was met with some initial resistance as members of the council and their constituents say they're growing increasingly tired of street renaming, but after a series of public hearings, the council voted unanimously in favor of the renaming Tuesday.

President Joe Biden could be left off the ballot in Alabama, the state’s elections chief said Tuesday, because the state’s certification deadline comes several days before the Democratic Party’s convention.

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen, a Republican, made the statement Tuesday, a day after a similar concern was raised in Ohio that Biden could be left off the ballot in that state.

See: Wes Allen: Convention Date Could Keep Biden Off Alabama Ballots (


Caldwell Associates Architects, Inc. and Ellis Architects of Tuscaloosa have joined to expand their business footprint across the southeast. This gives the combined company offices in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Pensacola and Demopolis.

The new operating name will be Caldwell Architects

Topping Sports News:

From UA Athletics: Following an Alabama sweep over Ole Miss last weekend, the Crimson Tide claimed a pair of weekly softball accolades from the Southeastern Conference Tuesday as Kayla Beaver was named the SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week and Jocelyn Briski was named the SEC Freshman of the Week.

Alabama baseball suffered a 5-4 loss to South Alabama on Tuesday evening at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Following the midweek matchup, the Crimson Tide is now 22-11 on the season.

The Tide plays a three-game series with top-ranked Arkansas this coming weekend. It is a 6 p.m. Friday start, followed by a 5 p.m. first pitch on Saturday. The series wraps up on Sunday at 1 p.m. with all three games being broadcast on SEC Network+ and Crimson Tide Sports Network.

For the second consecutive week, an Alabama track and field student-athlete received weekly recognition from the Southeastern Conference. Doris Lemngole was named the Women's Runner of the Week after her electrifying performance in the 1,500-meter run at the Crimson Tide Invitational.

Alabama Football's first A-Day game with new head football coach Kalen DeBore is this coming Saturday at 3:00pm at Bryant-Denny. Bama fans are encouraged to pack the house for the new coach.

Keep in touch with changing weather conditions today and stay safe!