Category: Alabama’s Weather

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation As We Approach Midday

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation As We Approach Midday

| July 25, 2017 @ 11:40 am

Nearly every single bit of shower and thunderstorm activity in Central Alabama is associated with a MCV (mesoscale convective vortex) that is slowly moving to the south-southeast.

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Heavy Rains Continue To Fall Over Southeastern Portions of Central Alabama

Heavy Rains Continue To Fall Over Southeastern Portions of Central Alabama

| July 25, 2017 @ 9:23 am

Very heavy rainfall continues to soak portions of the southeastern part of Central Alabama.

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Muggy Air; Scattered Showers/Storms

Muggy Air; Scattered Showers/Storms

| July 25, 2017 @ 6:30 am

RADAR CHECK: We have showers on radar early this morning over parts of East Alabama… heavier ones are over Tallapoosa and Chambers counties at daybreak. Expect a mix of sun and clouds again today with more showers and storms firing up during the peak of the daytime heating process this afternoon and this evening.

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Check On Our Weather Situation At 9:40 PM

Check On Our Weather Situation At 9:40 PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

Shower activity across Central Alabama has started to diminish somewhat at this point. No one’s rainfall at this point is heavy, but there are still a few areas of light to moderate rainfall.

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Flooding Is A Real Problem Across Parts of Jefferson County

Flooding Is A Real Problem Across Parts of Jefferson County

| July 24, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

Flooding continues to be a real problem across parts of Jefferson County. Remember, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

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A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 3:25PM

A Quick Check On Our Weather Situation At 3:25PM

| July 24, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are continuing to fall across portions of North and Central Alabama at this point. The larger storms on radar at this point are over portions of Clay, Randolph, and Cleburne counties, along with another storm over portions of Cullman and Blount counties. The latter storm has warranted a Significant Weather Advisory for parts of Cullman and Marshall counties until 3:45 PM.

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Flash Flood Warnings Issued

Flash Flood Warnings Issued

| July 24, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS: Nearly stationary thunderstorms have dropped buckets of rain over the northern and eastern part of the Birmingham metro, where flash flood warnings have been issued. A flash flood warning is also in effect for parts of Blount County, including Oneonta, but thankfully rain there has diminished over the past 30 minutes.

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Storms Blowing Up Over Eastern Jefferson County

Storms Blowing Up Over Eastern Jefferson County

| July 24, 2017 @ 2:12 pm

Storms are quite strong over eastern Jefferson County at this hour, with heavy rain, gusty winds and dangerous lightning. Storms are fairly widespread across other parts of North Central Alabama.

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Showers and Storms Numerous Across North Central Alabama

Showers and Storms Numerous Across North Central Alabama

| July 24, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

Storms have become widespread across North Central Alabama this afternoon. Lots of lightning and heavy rain, as well as gusty winds, are accompanying the storm.

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A Mix Of Dry And Stormy Weather At Midday, The Beach Is Not Much Better

A Mix Of Dry And Stormy Weather At Midday, The Beach Is Not Much Better

| July 24, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

All of the shower and storm activity at this point across Central Alabama is currently across the northern half of the area, while the southern half is pretty much dry at this point. The beaches along the Gulf have been quite stormy as well.

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Lower Heat Levels; Scattered Showers/Storms

Lower Heat Levels; Scattered Showers/Storms

| July 24, 2017 @ 6:47 am

TODAY/TOMORROW: We note a few scattered showers on radar early this morning over the northern third of the state; the air aloft today will be a bit colder, making the air more unstable, so we will forecast scattered showers and storms, mainly this afternoon and this evening. Best coverage this afternoon should be along and south of I-20.

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DroughtWatch:  365 Day Deficit at BHM Wiped Out, But Varying Short Term Moisture Needs

DroughtWatch: 365 Day Deficit at BHM Wiped Out, But Varying Short Term Moisture Needs

| July 23, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

The I-59 Corridor has enjoyed good rainfall in the past 30 days, but many other areas need rain despite the drought having been eliminated from all of the state.

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Heat and Humidity, Scattered Showers/Storms

Heat and Humidity, Scattered Showers/Storms

| July 23, 2017 @ 1:22 pm

Temperatures are climbing into the lower 90s across North and Central Alabama. Showers and storms have been slow to form, but they will be scattered across the landscape this afternoon.

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Showers Today, More Numerous Monday/Tuesday

Showers Today, More Numerous Monday/Tuesday

| July 23, 2017 @ 7:04 am

Scattered showers will occur once again today, but with a weak frontal boundary dropping into the Southeast US for Monday and Tuesday, we should see an uptick in showers and thunderstorms with greater coverage in rain occurrences.

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Hazy, Hot, Humid, Heat Advisory

Hazy, Hot, Humid, Heat Advisory

| July 22, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

Another mainly sunny and hot afternoon across North/Central Alabama; temperatures well into the 90s and with the downright muggy conditions, those heat indices are heading over 100° in many spots.

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Shower Chances Rise/Temps Come Down

Shower Chances Rise/Temps Come Down

| July 22, 2017 @ 6:39 am

We can expect to see one more day of high heat with a heat advisory in effect today from 11 am to 9 pm. But as the upper ridge weakens its hold on the Southeast US Sunday and into the first few days of next week, temperatures should drop a bit with the better chances for showers and storms coming on Monday and Tuesday.

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Showers/Storms To Slowly Increase

Showers/Storms To Slowly Increase

| July 21, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

HOT MUGGY SUMMER AFTERNOON: Temperatures are mostly in the mid 90s across Alabama this afternoon, and with high dewpoints heat index values are over 100 in most spots. The NWS expanded the heat advisory to include more of Alabama this afternoon… mostly the central and western counties.

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At Midday, A Heat Advisory Is In Effect… So Stay Cool Central Alabama

At Midday, A Heat Advisory Is In Effect… So Stay Cool Central Alabama

| July 21, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

We already have a few showers that have popped up out there in Central Alabama at the midday hour.

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Heat Levels Slowly Back Off Over The Weekend

Heat Levels Slowly Back Off Over The Weekend

| July 21, 2017 @ 6:25 am

The heat will headline the forecast again today across our state; for North/Central Alabama, highs will be mostly in the mid 90s, with upper 90s to the north over the Tennessee Valley, where a “heat advisory” has been issued by the NWS Huntsville. The best chance of scattered showers and storms this afternoon and early tonight will be along and south of I-20.

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Strong Storms Over Parts Of Alabama

Strong Storms Over Parts Of Alabama

| July 20, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

RADAR CHECK: A disturbance riding down the eastern periphery of the upper high, that represents the bubble of hot air over the middle of the nation, is producing a number of showers and storms over Central and East Alabama this afternoon. They are producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and a good bit of lightning as they move south.

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Hot & Steamy, With Showers Out There At Midday

Hot & Steamy, With Showers Out There At Midday

| July 20, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

Showers and storms have already fired up in the northeastern parts of Central Alabama at the midday hour. The main concentration of these in our area at this point are located over parts of Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee counties. These are progressing slowly to the south.

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Heat Levels Come Down By The Weekend

Heat Levels Come Down By The Weekend

| July 20, 2017 @ 6:30 am

An upper high, anchored over the nation’s mid-section which represents the center of the hot air, has expanded into Alabama, and that will keep afternoon highs up in the mid 90s today. Combine that with high dew points and that will make for another very uncomfortable day. A few showers and storms will form this afternoon, but they will be widely scattered, like yesterday.

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Hot Summer Weather

Hot Summer Weather

| July 19, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers and storms are very isolated across Alabama this afternoon; they aren’t moving much, and will fade after sunset.

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Hot And Humid At Midday In Central Alabama, Code Orange Air Quality Alert

Hot And Humid At Midday In Central Alabama, Code Orange Air Quality Alert

| July 19, 2017 @ 10:58 am

So you can tell that ridging has taken over our weather pattern in Central Alabama. Skies are mainly clear at the 11 o’clock hour, and radar is quiet and should stay that way for nearly everyone in Central Alabama throughout the remainder of the day.

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Heat Levels Creeping Up

Heat Levels Creeping Up

| July 19, 2017 @ 6:38 am

HOT SUMMER WEATHER: An upper ridge over the nation’s mid-section is expanding, and that will bring the hottest weather so far this summer to Alabama in coming days. We project a high in the low 90s today, followed by mid 90s tomorrow and Friday. Up until now our hottest day of the year was on June 15 when the high was 93.

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