Category: Alabama’s Weather

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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Code Orange Air Quality Alert For Wednesday

Code Orange Air Quality Alert For Wednesday

| July 19, 2017 @ 6:30 am

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has issued a CODE ORANGE Air Quality Alert for Jefferson and Shelby counties, including the Birmingham Metropolitan Area, for Wednesday.

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Hot Summer Days Ahead

Hot Summer Days Ahead

| July 18, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

QUIET AFTERNOON: As expected, showers and storms have really thinned out across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon. Isolated storms are drifting to the southwest, and will dissipate once the sun goes down. Temperatures are mostly in the 88-92 degree range with a partly sunny sky.

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It’s Getting Hot Out There At The Midday Hour

It’s Getting Hot Out There At The Midday Hour

| July 18, 2017 @ 11:09 am

What’s Happening With Our Weather As We Approach The Midday Hour We have mainly clear skies and warm temperatures at the 11 o’clock hour across the northern half of Central Alabama, with partly cloudy skies to the south. There are a few showers that have popped up over the southeastern counties in the area, but […]

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Rising Heat Levels In Coming Days

Rising Heat Levels In Coming Days

| July 18, 2017 @ 6:38 am

UPPER RIDGE TO STRENGTHEN: Let’s say up front that we will have some risk of an afternoon storm every day through the weekend, but they will gradually become fewer in number each day for the rest of the week as an upper ridge begins to build across the Deep South.

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8:15PM Check On Our Weather Situation

8:15PM Check On Our Weather Situation

| July 17, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

As we have reached dusk across Central Alabama, shower and storm activity is starting to dissipate quickly. We still have one hefty thunderstorm out there over parts of Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Greene, and Hale counties, that is producing torrential rainfall and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning.

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Strong Storms Affecting Parts Of The Area At 3:45PM

Strong Storms Affecting Parts Of The Area At 3:45PM

| July 17, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

Strong storms are currently occuring across Central Alabama at this time, with the strongest located in the southeastern parts of Jefferson County about to move into Shelby County. NWS Birmingham continues to have a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for this storm as it continues to move to the south-southwest at 5 MPH.

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Strong Storms This Afternoon

Strong Storms This Afternoon

| July 17, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

MORE SUMMER SOAKERS: As I write this, a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the eastern part of the Birmingham metro for a thunderstorm cluster producing torrential rain, lots of lightning, and gusty winds. It is drifting to the southwest.

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Mostly Sunny And Warm At Midday, A Few Showers Out There

Mostly Sunny And Warm At Midday, A Few Showers Out There

| July 17, 2017 @ 11:57 am

Currently across Central Alabama, we are already starting to see cumulus clouds popping up, making our sky mostly sunny at this point. We do note that there is currently one lone wolf shower over the northeastern part of Clay County. All of the rest of the shower activity is currently located in the extreme southwestern parts of Central Alabama, and down into South Alabama.

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Trending Hotter, Drier Later This Week

Trending Hotter, Drier Later This Week

| July 17, 2017 @ 6:48 am

With a moist, unstable airmass in place, we will see another day with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mostly between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m. Best coverage will be along and south of I-20, and any one spot there will have about a one in three chance of getting wet. Showers will be pretty hard to find up north over the Tennessee Valley.

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A Midday Look At Central Alabama’s Weather

A Midday Look At Central Alabama’s Weather

| July 16, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

After a morning that featured torrential rains over portions of Central Alabama, much of the area across the area is quiet at this time. That is good news at this point considering the flooding that was taking place in parts of Jefferson and Shelby counties. Some of the rainfall totals that have been submitted to NWS Birmingham has ranged from 4-6 inches so far, with the highest total of 6.39 inches very close to Alabama Splash Adventure in Bessemer.

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Significant Flooding Across Parts of Jefferson and Shelby Counties

Significant Flooding Across Parts of Jefferson and Shelby Counties

| July 16, 2017 @ 9:59 am

Significant flooding is being reported in parts of the Birmingham Metro area. A flood warning continues in effect for part of Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

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Storms Remain a Good Bet

Storms Remain a Good Bet

| July 16, 2017 @ 6:59 am

Showers and thunderstorms remain likely for much of North and Central Alabama today, but we trend lower in number and coverage of storms as we head toward the middle of the week. Unfortunately some of the hottest weather for us so far this summer appears on the horizon for the latter part of the week ahead.

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Strong Storms Continue this Evening

Strong Storms Continue this Evening

| July 15, 2017 @ 5:18 pm

Numerous showers and storms are ongoing across Central Alabama early this evening. The general movement of the storms has been southward today, but for the most part they are meandering about the area.

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Mid Afternoon Radar Update

Mid Afternoon Radar Update

| July 15, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

Numerous showers and storms are ongoing across portions of eastern and northern Alabama. We are also beginning to see additional storms develop across Central Alabama.

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Storms For Saturday Afternoon

Storms For Saturday Afternoon

| July 15, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

Storms are starting to develop over Alabama and these will increase in coverage through the rest of today.

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Storms Once Again Today

Storms Once Again Today

| July 15, 2017 @ 7:16 am

A weak frontal boundary that should be sagging into Central Alabama this weekend will keep the weather somewhat unsettled with fairly high chances for showers and thunderstorms each day. Some drier air may bring an end to shower chances by mid-week.

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A Brief Check On Our Weather Situation At 5:15PM

A Brief Check On Our Weather Situation At 5:15PM

| July 14, 2017 @ 5:20 pm

At 5:05 PM, we have a good bit of showers and storms across Central Alabama at this point. Most of the larger storms are lined up stretching from Cuba and Livingston, to the north-northeast through Gordo and to Oakman and Parrish.

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More Scattered Storms Over The Weekend

More Scattered Storms Over The Weekend

| July 14, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

RADAR CHECK: A number of scattered showers and storms have fired up across Alabama on this mid-summer afternoon; they are moving slowly to the north, and are producing heavy rain and lots of lightning.

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Pretty Quiet At Midday, But It Shouldn’t Be That Way For Much Longer

Pretty Quiet At Midday, But It Shouldn’t Be That Way For Much Longer

| July 14, 2017 @ 11:57 am

Believe it or not, radar is actually pretty quiet as we approach the midday hour. Only one shower is showing on radar over the western part of St. Clair County in between Moody and Margaret. Everywhere else at this time is dry.

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Afternoon Storms A Bit More Numerous Through Sunday

Afternoon Storms A Bit More Numerous Through Sunday

| July 14, 2017 @ 6:35 am

Things are mostly quiet across Alabama this morning with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. Moisture is a bit deeper across Alabama today, and the air aloft is slightly colder, meaning the air is more unstable. This should mean a general uptick in the number of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening.

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Scattered Storms A Little More Numerous Tomorrow

Scattered Storms A Little More Numerous Tomorrow

| July 13, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

RADAR CHECK: Classic July afternoon across Alabama… looks like the radar has measles. Widely scattered showers and storms are most active along and north of I-59, moving slowly to the north/northeast.

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Active Showers & Storms Out There At On A Hot & Muggy Midday

Active Showers & Storms Out There At On A Hot & Muggy Midday

| July 13, 2017 @ 11:53 am

Radar is quite active as we make our run up to the midday hour. A big mass of showers and storms are affecting the northwest corner of the state and has made it into the northwest corner of Marion County.

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Morning Sun; Scattered Afternoon Storms

Morning Sun; Scattered Afternoon Storms

| July 13, 2017 @ 6:36 am

CLASSIC SUMMER WEATHER CONTINUES: We are in that time of the year when our weather doesn’t change much from day to day; the main different is the timing and placement of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Things are quiet this morning; temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 70s at daybreak.

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