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Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow

Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow

| May 23, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

We will maintain a good chance of occasional showers through tomorrow as a cold, deep upper trough moves over Alabama. Strong storms are possible over parts of East and South Alabama tomorrow, where SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe thunderstorms.

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The Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

The Midday Check on Central Alabama’s Weather Situation

| May 23, 2017 @ 11:43 am

Currently at the 11 o’clock hour across Central Alabama, most of the area is dry at this point, with most of the rain activity in the south and southeastern portions of the area. We do have a few more showers that have developed back in the western parts of the area over portions of Marion, Winston, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Lamar, and Fayette counties.

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Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled For The Extreme SE Parts Of Central Alabama

Tornado Watch Has Been Cancelled For The Extreme SE Parts Of Central Alabama

| May 23, 2017 @ 9:40 am

At 11:01AM CDT, the National Weather Service has removed Barbour and Russell Counties from Tornado Watch 257. There are no counties in the Central Alabama area in the Tornado Watch, as the threat for severe weather has now pushed across the state line into Georgia.

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Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow; Cool For May

Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow; Cool For May

| May 23, 2017 @ 6:27 am

Rain across the state today won’t be as widespread or as heavy as last night, but we will continue to mention the chance of a few passing showers through the day and tonight with a cloudy sky. A few strong thunderstorms are possible over Southeast Alabama.

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WeatherBrains 592:  Aubrey Drinking on the Job

WeatherBrains 592: Aubrey Drinking on the Job

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:28 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with the folks behind the ustornadoes.com web site which includes a discussion of storm chasing as it has become today.

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Watco Opens National Training Center In Birmingham

Watco Opens National Training Center In Birmingham

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Watco Companies, owner of the Birmingham Terminal Railway and Port of Birmingham, has opened a training center near Fairfield that will bring hundreds of its employees from around the country to Birmingham each year.

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Sound Wall In Downtown Opelika Is A Hidden Music Nirvana

Sound Wall In Downtown Opelika Is A Hidden Music Nirvana

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Standing in front of The Sound Wall in downtown Opelika, it’s hard to imagine that just over a year ago this place was in shambles. Google maps still show 605 Avenue B in its primal state, complete with peeling paint and boarded up doors and windows. That’s what greeted Rob and Jen Slocumb when they first stumbled upon the house. But you will also see the good lines and oozing charm that enabled the husband and wife team to see beyond the gruff exterior, allowing them to envision all that the property could and would become.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Crommelin Brothers Honored At USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

On This Day In Alabama History: Crommelin Brothers Honored At USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

| May 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

May 23, 1970: The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile dedicated a memorial statue honoring the Crommelin brothers. The brothers — John, Henry, Richard, Charles and Quentin — are the only group of five siblings to graduate from the United States Naval Academy.

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Flood Warning for Village Creek in Ensley

Flood Warning for Village Creek in Ensley

| May 22, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

Minor flooding is expected along Village Creek in Ensley tonight, especially near Avenue W due to moderate to heavy rainfall over western Birmingham.

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Nice Steady Rain, But There Could Be Minor Flooding in Spots

Nice Steady Rain, But There Could Be Minor Flooding in Spots

| May 22, 2017 @ 9:54 pm

A nice, steady rain is falling across parts of Central Alabama tonight, but there could be some minor flooding in spots where 1.5 to inches of rain may fall tonight.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Through Wednesday

Occasional Showers/Storms Through Wednesday

| May 22, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms are increasing across much of Alabama this afternoon in a moist, unstable airmass. We will forecast scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms across the state tonight; a few strong storms are possible over the southern half of the state where SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe weather.

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Mainly Cloudy Skies Across Central Alabama With A Few Storms

Mainly Cloudy Skies Across Central Alabama With A Few Storms

| May 22, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

We have several showers and a few storms out there at this later-than-midday check of Central Alabama’s weather.

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Wet, Unsettled Pattern Through Wednesday

Wet, Unsettled Pattern Through Wednesday

| May 22, 2017 @ 6:28 am

RADAR CHECK: We have just a few widely scattered showers across Alabama early this morning, but a very moist airmass remains in place across the Deep South, and we will forecast several rounds of showers and storms for the state through Wednesday.

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Alabama-Germany Partnership Shows New Strength After Decades Of Growth

Alabama-Germany Partnership Shows New Strength After Decades Of Growth

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:02 am

German companies have invested $8.4 billion and created nearly 15,500 jobs in Alabama over the past two decades, and the prosperous relationship is poised to grow even stronger.

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Birmingham Mayor William Bell Unveils $428 Million Budget For 2018

Birmingham Mayor William Bell Unveils $428 Million Budget For 2018

| May 22, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Birmingham Mayor William Bell on Tuesday presented to the city council a $428 million fiscal 2018 budget that increased as a result of recruiting and retaining businesses, the mayor said.

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