Alabama's Weather

Clouds And Cool Temperatures At Midday Across Central Alabama

Clouds And Cool Temperatures At Midday Across Central Alabama

| April 24, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

We continue to have a mostly cloudy sky and cooler temperatures across the state as the upper trough is slowly moving off to the east.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Cool, Mostly Cloudy Day

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Cool, Mostly Cloudy Day

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:33 am

COOL AIR REMAINS IN PLACE: A deep upper trough is over the Southeast U.S. this morning… and should keep Alabama mostly cloudy and cool today with temperatures not getting out of the 60s in most places. Despite the clouds the day will be dry here; heavy rain is likely well to the east over the Carolinas and Virginia. We could see a little sun this afternoon, especially over West Alabama.

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A Cloudy, Cool Afternoon Across Central Alabama

A Cloudy, Cool Afternoon Across Central Alabama

| April 23, 2017 @ 12:59 pm

It’s a cloudy, cool afternoon across Central Alabama, with a mid-level low spinning near Memphis. A little light rain is rotating across our area.

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Weather History

“For God’s Sake, Send Us Boats!”

“For God’s Sake, Send Us Boats!”

| April 23, 2017 @ 6:55 am

On this date in 1927, one of the worst floods in American history was unfolding along the Mississippi River.

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April 20, 1920: An Unsually Strong Morning Tornado Outbreak

April 20, 1920: An Unsually Strong Morning Tornado Outbreak

| April 20, 2017 @ 5:45 am

Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia was visited by a significant severe weather outbreak on Tuesday, April 20, 1920. It was one of the deadliest outbreaks in Alabama history.

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April 19, 1996: Illinois Largest Tornado Outbreak

April 19, 1996: Illinois Largest Tornado Outbreak

| April 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

The largest recorded tornado outbreak in Illinois history occurred during the afternoon and evening hours of April 19, 1996. The day started off with overcast skies and cool temperatures, but temperatures warmed and dewpoints rose as a warm front pushed its way through Central Illinois. Supercells started developing just after 4PM, and by the end […]

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Partner News Stories

On This Day In Alabama History: James L. Gilder Graduated From Graefenberg Medical Institute

On This Day In Alabama History: James L. Gilder Graduated From Graefenberg Medical Institute

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:01 am

April 24, 1854 – Graefenberg Medical Institute in Dadeville graduated its first student, James L. Gilder. The state’s first medical school, Graefenberg opened in 1852 after the legislature granted a charter to the school’s owner and professor, Philip M. Shepard.

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Passing Game Generates Excitement At Alabama Crimson Tide A-day Game

Passing Game Generates Excitement At Alabama Crimson Tide A-day Game

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 am

After a day highlighted by prolific passes, it was JK Scott’s 30-yard field goal on the final play that gave the Crimson team a 27-24 win over the White team in Alabama’s 2017 Golden Flake A-Day spring football game Saturday before a crowd of 74,326 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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New Millbrook Business Park Set To Open In Elmore County

New Millbrook Business Park Set To Open In Elmore County

| April 23, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Economic development efforts in one of Alabama’s fastest-growing cities are poised to get a boost from the opening of a new 90-acre business park just off Interstate 65 in Elmore County.

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Weather Headlines

Goodnight Arlene!

Goodnight Arlene!

| April 21, 2017 @ 11:11 am

The National Hurricane Center has written the last advisory on TS Arlene, which merged with a large, non-tropical low over the Atlantic this morning. Arlene was only the second April tropical storm on record.

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Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

Arlene Only the Second Tropical Storm in Modern Era of Atlantic Hurricanes

| April 21, 2017 @ 4:30 am

Tropical Storm Arlene will dissipate later today, affecting no land areas.

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Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

Birmingham Ties Record High for the Date

| April 20, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

Birmingham tied its record high for April 20th with a reading of 88F.

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Spacey Stuff

Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18

Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18

| April 17, 2017 @ 10:11 am

On April 18th, NASA will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch, a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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Great OpportunityTo See The ISS Tonight

Great OpportunityTo See The ISS Tonight

| April 16, 2017 @ 5:30 am

We have a few good opportunities coming up tonight and this weekend to see the International Space Station as it passes overhead as it continues to orbit the Earth.

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Astronomy sights for April

Astronomy sights for April

| April 4, 2017 @ 4:00 am

April has a number of astronomy sights that do not require any equipment.

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WeatherBrains: The Weekly Netcast About Weather

WeatherBrains 587:  Horns Out of Your Ears

WeatherBrains 587: Horns Out of Your Ears

| April 18, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Tony Rice, the astronomy guy, joins the WeatherBrains gang for an episode discussing just about everything about the upcoming eclipse in August, 2017.

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The Sun Will Go Dark on August 21st

The Sun Will Go Dark on August 21st

| April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 am

The U.S. will experience a coast to coast total eclipse on August 21st of the year. Tonight, Tony Rice will share viewing, safety and photography tips with the WeatherBrains crew.

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WeatherBrains 586:  Four Hour Email Segment

WeatherBrains 586: Four Hour Email Segment

| April 13, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Get ready for some amazing talk about supercells, the King of Thunderstorms with Guest WeatherBrain Dr. Leigh Orf from the University of Wisconsin.

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Other Recent Posts

Raceday Forecast Update: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Raceday Forecast Update: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

| April 23, 2017 @ 8:49 am

It’s that time of year again! It’s when the Verizon Indycar Series makes its way back into Birmingham for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video:  Cloudy and Much Cooler Today

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Cloudy and Much Cooler Today

| April 23, 2017 @ 7:05 am

Your Sunday will be cloudy, breezy and cooler with early morning showers giving way to a few sprinkles.

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Get Savory With These Made-from-scratch Croque-Madame Turnovers

Get Savory With These Made-from-scratch Croque-Madame Turnovers

| April 23, 2017 @ 5:00 am

 To keep the memory of her MawMaw alive, Laura Chancey took on the role of pie baker at every family gathering…

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch is Canceled for Alabama

Severe Thunderstorm Watch is Canceled for Alabama

| April 22, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m. CDT tonight for Northwest and North Central Alabama.

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7:30 p.m. Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

7:30 p.m. Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

| April 22, 2017 @ 7:31 pm

Showers and storms are slowly weakening across Alabama tonight. A severe thunderstorm watch continues for now.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Cullman County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Canceled For Parts Of Cullman County

| April 22, 2017 @ 6:31 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Alabama Weather Update:  Storms Pushing East

Alabama Weather Update: Storms Pushing East

| April 22, 2017 @ 6:21 pm

Strong storms continue to push east across Alabama. Some of them have been strong to severe.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Cullman County Until 6:30PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Cullman County Until 6:30PM

| April 22, 2017 @ 6:01 pm

At 6:00 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Cullman, moving east at 35 mph.

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Tornado Warning Expired For Parts Of Cullman County

Tornado Warning Expired For Parts Of Cullman County

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:57 pm

The storm which prompted the warning no longer appears capable of producing a tornado.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Jackson Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Dekalb And Jackson Counties

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Tornado Warning for Cullman County Until 615 pm

Tornado Warning for Cullman County Until 615 pm

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:54 pm

At 549 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Sardis, or 8 miles west of Cullman, moving east at 35 mph.

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Tornado Warning Canceled For Parts Of Jackson County

Tornado Warning Canceled For Parts Of Jackson County

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Cullman And Morgan Counties Until 6:00PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Cullman And Morgan Counties Until 6:00PM

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

At 5:30 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Sardis, or 13 miles north of Arley, moving east at 45 mph.

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Strong Storms Will Affect City of Birmingham Between 6-6:15 p.m.

Strong Storms Will Affect City of Birmingham Between 6-6:15 p.m.

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:27 pm

Storms are now in the Tuscaloosa area and will affect Metro Birmingham between 6 and 7 p.m.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Jackson, Madison, And Franklin (TN) Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Jackson, Madison, And Franklin (TN) Counties

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cullman, Lawrence, And Morgan Counties

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Expired For Parts Of Cullman, Lawrence, And Morgan Counties

| April 22, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Jackson, Madison, Franklin (TN), And Lincoln (TN) Counties Until 5:30PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Parts Of Jackson, Madison, Franklin (TN), And Lincoln (TN) Counties Until 5:30PM

| April 22, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

At 4:57 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Hazel Green, or 8 miles north of Meridianville, moving east at 30 mph.

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Heads Up Winston County, Walker County

Heads Up Winston County, Walker County

| April 22, 2017 @ 4:56 pm

Strong storms are over Winston and Walker Counties. While they are not severe at this time, they could become severe at any moment.

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