Tag: hot

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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Hot Weekend; Much Cooler Next Week

Hot Weekend; Much Cooler Next Week

| September 23, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

ONE LAST HOT WEEKEND: Summer fans will get one bonus weekend as this pattern won’t be changing. An upper ridge holds, meaning mostly sunny, hot days and fair nights through Sunday. Highs will remain generally in the 92-95 degree range, ten degrees above average for late September. Any afternoon showers will be very hard to […]

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Showers/Storms Increase Sunday

Showers/Storms Increase Sunday

| September 16, 2016 @ 6:20 am

HOT FOR SEPTEMBER: Yesterday’s official high in Birmingham was 98 degrees… 13 degrees above average for September 15, and within 4 degrees of the record high of 102, set in 1927. The upper ridge holds today, and we will be in the 90s again; today’s high should be in the 92-95 degree range. The sky […]

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A Few Showers/Storms Over North Alabama

A Few Showers/Storms Over North Alabama

| September 15, 2016 @ 3:38 pm

**No afternoon edition of the Weather Xtreme video today due to travel; I am back on the regular production schedule tomorrow (I am back in Alabama)** RADAR CHECK: On this hot September afternoon we have a few showers and storms that have popped up… they are moving little and will dissipate once the sun goes […]

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Another Hot September Afternoon Ahead

Another Hot September Afternoon Ahead

| September 15, 2016 @ 5:44 am

DRY WITH A HOT AFTERNOON: With a tropical system to the east pulling down drier air, looks like most of Alabama will be rain-free today with ample sunshine. Temperatures will soar into the mid 90s this afternoon; both the GFS and the NAM models are printing a high of 95 degrees for Birmingham. If that […]

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Hermine Slowly Strengthening

Hermine Slowly Strengthening

| September 1, 2016 @ 6:31 am

FIRST DAY OF METEOROLOGICAL FALL: It really won’t feel much different today across Alabama, lots of sun, highs up in the low to mid 90s, and just a few isolated showers this afternoon. Much like yesterday. HERMINE: Of course, all of the attention is focused on the tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Here […]

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Eyes On The Gulf of Mexico; Dry Around Here

Eyes On The Gulf of Mexico; Dry Around Here

| August 31, 2016 @ 6:41 am

DRY PATTERN FOR MOST OF ALABAMA: Despite the much discussed tropical mischief, showers will remain hard to find across Alabama for the next five to seven days. A few isolated afternoon and evening showers are possible today and tomorrow, but the chance of any one spot getting wet is only about one in ten. Expect […]

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