Tag: storms

Muggy Air; Scattered Showers/Storms

Muggy Air; Scattered Showers/Storms

| July 25, 2017 @ 6:30 am

RADAR CHECK: We have showers on radar early this morning over parts of East Alabama… heavier ones are over Tallapoosa and Chambers counties at daybreak. Expect a mix of sun and clouds again today with more showers and storms firing up during the peak of the daytime heating process this afternoon and this evening.

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Lower Heat Levels; Scattered Showers/Storms

Lower Heat Levels; Scattered Showers/Storms

| July 24, 2017 @ 6:47 am

TODAY/TOMORROW: We note a few scattered showers on radar early this morning over the northern third of the state; the air aloft today will be a bit colder, making the air more unstable, so we will forecast scattered showers and storms, mainly this afternoon and this evening. Best coverage this afternoon should be along and south of I-20.

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Strong Storms Over Parts Of Alabama

Strong Storms Over Parts Of Alabama

| July 20, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

RADAR CHECK: A disturbance riding down the eastern periphery of the upper high, that represents the bubble of hot air over the middle of the nation, is producing a number of showers and storms over Central and East Alabama this afternoon. They are producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and a good bit of lightning as they move south.

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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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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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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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Sun And Scattered Storms

Sun And Scattered Storms

| July 12, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers and storms are most numerous over the central and astern counties of Alabama this afternoon; they are moving slowly northward, and additional storms could pop up in random spots through the evening hours.

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Sun, Heat, Scattered Storms

Sun, Heat, Scattered Storms

| July 11, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

RADAR CHECK: With low level moisture levels rising, we have your classic case of random, scattered showers and storms across Alabama this afternoon. With winds aloft being light and variable, these storms are moving little, and flooding has been reported in parts of the city of Montgomery due to a stationary storm.

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Showers/Storms Increasing Over South Alabama

Showers/Storms Increasing Over South Alabama

| June 28, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

RADAR CHECK: While North Alabama remains in dry air this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine, showers and storms over the southern half of the state are moving slowly northward; some of these will reach the U.S. 80 corridor this evening (Demopolis to Selma to Montgomery to Opelika).

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Mix Of Sun And Storms For Alabama

Mix Of Sun And Storms For Alabama

| June 16, 2017 @ 6:28 am

A moist airmass remains parked across the state today, and with a broad upper trough over the region and a weak northwest flow aloft, we will maintain the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms through early tonight. The rain won’t be as widespread as yesterday… but more scattered in nature.

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Strong Storms Possible Later Today

Strong Storms Possible Later Today

| June 15, 2017 @ 6:35 am

ACTIVE AFTERNOON POSSIBLE: There is just one lone shower on radar at daybreak, on the Greene/Pickens County line south of Aliceville. Temperatures are in the upper 60s and low 70s with a mostly fair sky.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Rain Chances Increasing Over The Weekend

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Rain Chances Increasing Over The Weekend

| May 19, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

So far we don’t have much action on radar this afternoon across Alabama… just a few widely scattered showers across a few western counties. Temperatures are in the 87 to 90 degree range with a mix of sun and clouds.

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Warm, Humid, A Few Storms

Warm, Humid, A Few Storms

| May 19, 2017 @ 6:33 am

Dewpoints are in the 66-70 degree range across Alabama early this morning with temperatures near 70 degrees, making it feel more like July. Nothing on radar, but later today a few scattered showers or storms could pop up during the heat of the day in this moist environment.

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Rain Ends Late Tonight; Dry Weekend Ahead

Rain Ends Late Tonight; Dry Weekend Ahead

| May 12, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

Expect occasional showers and storms through late tonight; SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms for Central Alabama. Some of the heavier storms could produce small hail and strong gusty winds. There is no meaningful tornado threat over North or Central Alabama tonight.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Through Tonight

Occasional Showers/Storms Through Tonight

| May 12, 2017 @ 6:27 am

RADAR CHECK: We have a band of showers over parts of West and North Alabama early this morning; this activity will slowly fade away over the next few hours.

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Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow Afternoon/Night

Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow Afternoon/Night

| May 11, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

WARM, DRY AFTERNOON: With sunshine through high cirrus clouds, temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon. Nothing on radar here, but we are monitoring strong to severe storms west of the state over Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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Severe Weather Threat Overnight

Severe Weather Threat Overnight

| April 26, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

New high resolution model data is now suggesting potential for the line of storm to become more “cellular” after midnight in Alabama, and with high storm relative helicity values we will need to hit the chance of a tornado or two a little harder. The limiting factor will be somewhat marginal instability values, but they are sufficient for severe storms.

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Strong Storms Move Into Alabama Late Tonight

Strong Storms Move Into Alabama Late Tonight

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:36 am

WARM, DRY DAY AHEAD: We expect a good supply of sunshine across Alabama today with a high up in the mid 80s this afternoon. But, to the west, severe thunderstorms will form, and SPC has defined a “moderate risk” of severe storms for parts of North Louisiana and South Arkansas. Those storms will enter far West Alabama around midnight tonight, and we have a “marginal risk” defined for the western counties of our state in the Day One outlook that runs through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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Early Morning Peek At Today’s Weather Situation

Early Morning Peek At Today’s Weather Situation

| April 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am

With so many out door events going on, here is a daybreak look at what we expect today… RIGHT NOW: It is raining over the northwest corner of Alabama early this morning; part of a larger mass of rain and storms from Nashville over to the Mississippi Delta. These storms are below severe limits. This […]

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Rain Moves Out Later Today; More Storms Wednesday

Rain Moves Out Later Today; More Storms Wednesday

| April 3, 2017 @ 6:48 am

RADAR CHECK: A large mass of rain and thunderstorms is over much of Alabama early this morning. Thankfully, there is no surface based instability over the northern half of the state, and little if any risk of severe storms. However, a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for parts of Central Alabama (south of I-20) […]

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Two Severe Weather Threats In The Days Ahead

Two Severe Weather Threats In The Days Ahead

| April 2, 2017 @ 6:38 am

MUST BE SPRING IN ALABAMA: The “wave train” will continue to push deep mid latitude upper troughs across the southern U.S. this week, bringing two opportunities for severe thunderstorms.

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Severe Weather A No-Show; Overnight Storms Then a Nice Weekend

Severe Weather A No-Show; Overnight Storms Then a Nice Weekend

| March 30, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

Storms will continue pushing east overnight, weakening slowly. Friday and the weekend promise to be very pleasant.

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Severe Storms Possible Later Today/Tonight

Severe Storms Possible Later Today/Tonight

| March 30, 2017 @ 6:40 am

COMPLEX SETUP: There is a risk of severe weather statewide today as a large scale upper trough approaches from the west. A surface low will be near St. Louis this afternoon, and all of Alabama is in the “warm sector” of the system. While the synoptic scale pattern favors severe storms, the mesoscale features will determine what ultimately happens.

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The Potential For Severe Storms Late Tomorrow/Tomorrow Night

The Potential For Severe Storms Late Tomorrow/Tomorrow Night

| March 29, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

SEVERE WEATHER SETUP: SPC maintains a “moderate” severe weather risk for the northwest corner of Alabama late tomorrow and tomorrow night, with an “enhanced” risk along and west of a line from Huntsville to Carbon Hill to Gordo. Places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden are in the standard “slight risk”. There is a “marginal” risk for East and Southeast Alabama.

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