Author Archive: Brian Peters

Brian Peters is one of the television meteorologists at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

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Drier Air Arriving This Afternoon

Drier Air Arriving This Afternoon

| June 25, 2017 @ 6:46 am

Moisture remains this morning at the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere over the Southeast US, so you can expect to see some patchy light rain and sprinkles. Drier air arrive this afternoon, so the first half of the week ahead looks to be very nice as temperatures stay slightly below the 30-year averages for late June.

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Fairfield Tornado an EF-1

Fairfield Tornado an EF-1

| June 24, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

The tornado that occurred in Fairfield on June 22, 2017, was initially considered to be an EF-2, however, with additional survey work performed today, the NWS has decided a high-end EF-1 rating is more appropriate. See the details of their reasoning here.

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One More Wet One!!

One More Wet One!!

| June 24, 2017 @ 7:00 am

More rain fell overnight across parts of the area and additional rain is possible today before a front moves through later today.

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Uncertainty Abounds

Uncertainty Abounds

| June 19, 2017 @ 7:00 am

There is no lack of uncertainty in what the weather will do over the next week in Central Alabama. Numerous showers and thunderstorms are forecast today as a cold front sags into the area and begins to wash out. Meanwhile, a weak tropical system that is expected to become better organized as it moves into the Gulf will help to determine just how wet the rest of the week will be.

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Complex Pattern for Week Ahead

Complex Pattern for Week Ahead

| June 18, 2017 @ 7:24 am

Complexity fills the forecast for the next week for Alabama with a cold front on Monday and the potential for a tropical system by midweek. Take a look a the Weather Xtreme Video for a complete look at all the various possibilities in our weather ahead.

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