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Harvey Comes Back; Headed For Texas

Harvey Comes Back; Headed For Texas

| August 22, 2017 @ 6:24 am

MOISTURE LEVELS SLOWLY RISING: As expected, we had a great day yesterday for solar eclipse viewing across the northern two-thirds of Alabama, but moisture levels begin to rise today, and a few spots could see a passing shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. Otherwise, today will be partly sunny with a high in the low 90s.

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Only Isolated Showers This Afternoon

Only Isolated Showers This Afternoon

| August 21, 2017 @ 6:30 am

WEATHER FOR THE ECLIPSE: We will have a field of scattered to broken cumulus clouds, and maybe even a few isolated showers from Noon to 3:00 pm today, which will allow you to see most of the eclipse.

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Mostly Dry Through Monday

Mostly Dry Through Monday

| August 18, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

The weekend looks hot and mostly dry; we are forecasting a good supply of sunshine tomorrow and Sunday with highs up in the low to mid 90s. The chance of an afternoon shower is not zero, but it is so small that we won’t mention it in the forecast. Showers should be confined to far South Alabama, and even there they will be widely spaced.

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Hot, Mostly Dry Weekend

Hot, Mostly Dry Weekend

| August 18, 2017 @ 5:59 am

QUIET PATTERN: While we will hang on to the risk of a few isolated showers or storms today, it sure looks like most of North and Central Alabama will be rain-free through early next week as drier air will slip into the state during the next 24 hours. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny today with a high at or just over 90 degrees.

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Drier Air Arrives Over The Weekend

Drier Air Arrives Over The Weekend

| August 17, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

RADAR CHECK: So far this afternoon, showers have been few and far between across the great state of Alabama, but we will maintain the chance of scattered storms through tonight as a moist airmass hangs over the state, and a surface front approaches from the north. Temperatures are mostly in the 88-91 degree range.

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A Few Scattered Storms This Afternoon

A Few Scattered Storms This Afternoon

| August 17, 2017 @ 6:35 am

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Fairly routine weather for August continues today and tomorrow across the great state of Alabama; partly sunny days with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs pretty close to 90 degrees. Chance of any one spot getting wet both days is around 30 percent.

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Showers More Widely Spaced This Afternoon

Showers More Widely Spaced This Afternoon

| August 16, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

A CALMER AFERNOON: Not much to see on weather radar this afternoon; we have showers and storms over parts of West Alabama, but many communities are dry with a partly sunny sky. Temperatures are mostly in the 87 to 90 degree range. Showers will end later this evening once the sun goes down.

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Scattered, Mostly Afternoon Storms

Scattered, Mostly Afternoon Storms

| August 15, 2017 @ 7:00 am

TYPICAL SUMMER PATTERN SETTING UP: Today looks like a pretty routine August day in Alabama; hot and humid with morning sunshine followed by scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Of course, a rogue shower or two is certainly possible this morning…

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Lower Heat Levels In The Days Ahead; Storms Tomorrow

Lower Heat Levels In The Days Ahead; Storms Tomorrow

| July 27, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

RADAR CHECK: On this hot humid summer day we have scattered showers and storms mostly over the eastern half of Alabama; they are producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning as they move southeast.

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Drier Air To Arrive This Weekend

Drier Air To Arrive This Weekend

| July 27, 2017 @ 5:53 am

HOT, HUMID SUMMER DAY: Today looks like a classic mid-summer day for Alabama. Hot, muggy, a few storms in random places this afternoon and early tonight. We expect a high in the 92-95 degree range, and the chance of any one spot seeing a storm this afternoon is about one in four. Most of the showers and storms will come between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m.

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Hot, Humid Today; Strong Storms Late This Week

Hot, Humid Today; Strong Storms Late This Week

| July 26, 2017 @ 5:57 am

HOT, MUGGY SUMMER WEATHER: The upper ridge will strengthen across Alabama today, meaning highs up in the low to mid 90s with just a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and early tonight. Pretty much the same story tomorrow; the high will be in the 92-95 degree range with a few pop up storms by afternoon, but there is a chance organized storms could reach far North Alabama late in the day and tomorrow night ahead of a surface front.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good Ole Summertime Weather

Good Ole Summertime Weather

| July 12, 2017 @ 6:01 am

SUN, HEAT, STORMS: We are getting into the dog days of summer, and it is a time of the year when the weather forecast doesn’t change much. You are pretty much guaranteed the weather will be hot, humid, and we will be dodging random, scattered storms during the peak of the heat each afternoon and evening.

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Moisture Levels Creeping Up In Coming Days

Moisture Levels Creeping Up In Coming Days

| July 11, 2017 @ 6:10 am

THIS MORNING: Dry air still covers the northern third of Alabama; temperatures are in the low to mid 60s across the cooler pockets with a clear sky. But, higher dew points south of I-20 will creep northward today along with rising humidity levels. Still, the best chance of a passing shower or storm today will be south of I-20.

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Moisture Levels Slowly Rise In Coming Days

Moisture Levels Slowly Rise In Coming Days

| July 10, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, the northern half of Alabama is rain-free this afternoon; with a good supply of sunshine temperatures are mostly in the low 90s, right at seasonal averages for mid-July. A few showers and storms are on radar across the southern counties of the state, but they are widely spaced, and will fade quickly after sunset.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Alabama’s Summer Preview Continues

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Alabama’s Summer Preview Continues

| May 17, 2017 @ 6:01 am

Today we will forecast a high close to 90 again with a partly sunny sky as the upper ridge stays in place. Then, tomorrow, as the ridge weakens slightly, we will bring in the chance of widely scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Chance of any one spot getting wet is about one in four… most of the day will be dry.

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Summer-Like Weather For The Rest Of The Week

Summer-Like Weather For The Rest Of The Week

| May 16, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

Temperatures at 3:00 this afternoon include 92 at Montgomery, 90 at Tuscaloosa, 89 at Birmingham, and 88 at Anniston. The sky is sunny, and there is no rain on radar. Temperatures will probably rise another degree or two before the sun goes down later this evening.

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90 Degree Heat Likely Later Today

90 Degree Heat Likely Later Today

| May 16, 2017 @ 6:00 am

So far, based on data from the Birmingham Airport where the records are kept, Birmingham’s warmest days this year so far have come on March 21, and May 15 (yesterday) when the temperature reached 89 degrees. There is a good chance we hit 90 for the first time in 2017 this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine.

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Dry With Hot Afternoons Through Wednesday

Dry With Hot Afternoons Through Wednesday

| May 15, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

VERY WARM AFTERNOON: Temperatures are generally in the 85-89 degree range at mid-afternoon with a sunny sky across the great state of Alabama. Tonight will be fair and pleasant; we drop into the low to mid 60s early tomorrow morning.

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Cold Front Arrives Tonight

Cold Front Arrives Tonight

| October 20, 2016 @ 6:33 am

TOO HOT, TOO DRY: Heat waves and droughts go together. Always have, and always will. As we go a long period with no rain, soil moisture is depleted, meaning solar energy is not needed to evaporate soil moisture (which doesn’t exist now). All of that energy can go simply to heating the ground, which in […]

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Strong Storms Possible Tomorrow Night

Strong Storms Possible Tomorrow Night

| October 19, 2016 @ 3:23 pm

ANOTHER SUMMER-LIKE DAY: Birmingham has reached 90 degrees this afternoon… this is the latest 90 degree high on record, and beats the old daily record of 88 set in 1938. Other 3:00p CT temperatures include 91 at Montgomery, 89 at Tuscaloosa, 87 at Anniston, and 86 at the Shelby County Airport in Calera. The average […]

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Record Highs Today; Much Cooler By Friday

Record Highs Today; Much Cooler By Friday

| October 18, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

NEW RECORD: Birmingham is reporting 88 degrees at 3:00… that is a new record high for October 18… the old record was 86 set in 1947. It is our first daily record high during the month of October since 1984. To the south, Montgomery reports 90 degrees… and the sky is mostly sunny. TOMORROW: We […]

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