Tag: showers

Showers/Storms Arrive Late Tonight

Showers/Storms Arrive Late Tonight

| March 17, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

An approaching surface front will bring a band of showers and a few thunderstorms to North Alabama late tonight and tomorrow morning; SPC has now issued a “marginal risk” of severe storms in the broad area from Muscle Shoals to Memphis and Little Rock; this risk areas clips the far northwest corner of Alabama. The best chance of showers and storms will come from midnight tonight through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow; rain amounts should be 1/2 inch or less for most places.

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Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

| February 27, 2017 @ 6:40 am

RADAR CHECK: We have patches of rain over North/Central Alabama early this morning as an active pattern begins across the Deep South. The air over the northern half of the state will be stable today, and the only part of Alabama with a risk of strong storms will come over the southwest counties, where SPC […]

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Rain This Morning; Stormy Tomorrow/Wednesday

Rain This Morning; Stormy Tomorrow/Wednesday

| February 6, 2017 @ 6:28 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain is falling over parts of North/Central Alabama this morning thanks to slowly northward moving warm front… The rain will taper off later this morning, and we expect only isolated showers this afternoon and tonight. We reach the mid 60s this afternoon with a cloudy sky. SEVERE WEATHER THREAT TOMORROW: SPC has about […]

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Some Rain At Times Today

Some Rain At Times Today

| February 2, 2017 @ 6:13 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain is falling over parts of the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama early this morning; and more showers were pushing into the western counties of the state… We will forecast a few periods of rain today thanks to a slow moving cold front drifting down into North Alabama. Rain amounts should be 1/4″ […]

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Colder Air Returns Tomorrow/Friday

Colder Air Returns Tomorrow/Friday

| February 1, 2017 @ 6:15 am

CALM MORNING: Another huge temperature spread across North/Central Alabama early this morning; at 5:00 we were seeing a 20 degree swing from 34 degrees at Fort Payne, to 54 at Birmingham. The sky is mostly fair, but clouds will increase today with a cold front approaching from the north. The weather remains very mild; today’s […]

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Showers Tonight; Colder Tomorrow

Showers Tonight; Colder Tomorrow

| January 25, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

RADAR CHECK: On this mild January afternoon we have some light rain falling over Northwest Alabama… The showers are ahead of a cold front approaching Alabama from the northwest; showers are likely at times through midnight, with the possibility of a little thunder in a few spots. Moisture is limited, so rain amounts should be […]

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Showers Arrive Later Today

Showers Arrive Later Today

| January 25, 2017 @ 6:09 am

COLD FRONT ON THE WAY: Morning sun will give way to a cloudy sky this afternoon thanks to an approaching cold front. The day will be mild with a high between 67 and 70 degrees for most. Showers should move into the northwest counties of the state after 2:00 ahead of the front, and that […]

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Several Stormy Periods Ahead For Alabama

Several Stormy Periods Ahead For Alabama

| January 17, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have a few scattered showers in progress across North Alabama this afternoon, but so far, as expected, rain amounts have been light and spotty… We will maintain the chance of a few scattered showers tonight and tomorrow with a mostly cloudy sky. Slightly cooler air will filter in from the north tomorrow; […]

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Unsettled Weather; Stormy Periods

Unsettled Weather; Stormy Periods

| January 17, 2017 @ 6:18 am

A FEW SHOWERS TODAY: A surface front will approach Alabama from the west today, and we expect showers to move into the state this afternoon and tonight. There is little upper support for the front, so there is no risk of severe weather, and we probably won’t have much thunder. Rain amounts should be under […]

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Unsettled Weather For The Rest Of The Week

Unsettled Weather For The Rest Of The Week

| January 16, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

THIS AFTERNOON: Another warm January day with temperatures mostly in the upper 60s and low 70s; just a few isolated showers are over North Alabama. Clouds will thicken tonight with a weakening surface front approaching from the west. MID-WEEK: We will mention a chance of showers tomorrow and tomorrow night as the front gets close, […]

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A Few Showers For North Alabama Today

A Few Showers For North Alabama Today

| January 11, 2017 @ 6:11 am

RADAR CHECK: A few showers are over the northern half of Alabama early this morning… moving east/northeast… The sky is mostly cloudy, and temperatures are in the upper 50s and low 60s at daybreak. Expect a high in the upper 60s today; clouds will persist and we will maintain the risk of scattered showers, but […]

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Rain Ends Later Today; Arctic Front Arrives Thursday

Rain Ends Later Today; Arctic Front Arrives Thursday

| December 6, 2016 @ 6:21 am

RADAR CHECK: We have lingering showers across Alabama early this morning… This rain will continue to end from west to east, and most of it will be out of the state by late morning. Clouds linger through the afternoon, and the high today will be in the mid 60s. Tomorrow looks cool and dry, although […]

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Light Showers Tonight; Stormy Early Next Week

Light Showers Tonight; Stormy Early Next Week

| November 23, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

RADAR CHECK: So far just spotty light rain has been falling over Northwest Alabama; elsewhere we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures between 67 and 70 in most places. Very low dewpoints/dry air has prevented much rain today, but with moist air advecting into the state from the west tonight, we still […]

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Showers Later Today And Tonight

Showers Later Today And Tonight

| November 23, 2016 @ 6:32 am

TO THE WEST: Rain continues to fall this morning through parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Texas, and that is progressing our way as a short wave aloft moves eastward. Here in Alabama, the low levels remain very dry; dewpoints are generally in the 20s, and that is the biggest obstacle for decent rain amounts […]

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Showers Late Tonight; Much Colder Tomorrow

Showers Late Tonight; Much Colder Tomorrow

| November 18, 2016 @ 3:03 pm

RAIN GETTING CLOSER: A strong cold front will push a band of showers, and maybe even a thunderstorm, into far Northwest Alabama tonight. The SPC outlook suggests no severe weather threat, but a chance of some thunder over Northwest Alabama after 9:00 p.m… The band of weakening showers will move across the rest of North/Central […]

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Showers Late Tonight; Much Colder Tomorrow

Showers Late Tonight; Much Colder Tomorrow

| November 18, 2016 @ 6:34 am

COULD THE STREAK BE ENDING? Today will be the 61st consecutive day without measurable rain for Birmingham; we blew past the old record of 52 dry days in a row (set in 1924) earlier this month. Could we get 0.01″ in the official bucket after midnight tonight and break the streak? Very possible. Today will […]

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Next Round Of Showers Friday Night

Next Round Of Showers Friday Night

| November 15, 2016 @ 3:39 pm

RADAR CHECK: Quite the excitement across West Alabama this morning when rain was falling… a few raindrops were even seen across the Birmingham metro… Hey @spann there is water falling out of the sky in Hoover. I am confused and a little frightened. — Will Sparks (@was7g) November 15, 2016 Unfortunately, there was not enough […]

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Alabama Weather Getting Interesting

Alabama Weather Getting Interesting

| November 15, 2016 @ 6:35 am

PATTERN FLIP: Our pattern flip is happening; the positions of the various ridges and troughs in the mid latitude westerlies have changed, and that will open the door for rain opportunities in the coming days and weeks. A disturbance aloft is over performing this morning; most model guidance yesterday showed no measurable rain for Alabama […]

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