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Scattered Showers; Warm Weekend

Scattered Showers; Warm Weekend

| November 3, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers are widely scattered across Alabama this afternoon, otherwise we have a layer of broken clouds with temperatures mostly in the 70s. There is a risk of stronger storms to the west over North Mississippi in coming hours; some of those could drift into Alabama late tonight, but they should be weakening and no severe weather is expected in our state.

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Much Cooler Air Arrives Monday

Much Cooler Air Arrives Monday

| October 13, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

SUMMER-LIKE AFTERNOON: Temperatures have climbed around 30 degrees from the lows we enjoyed this morning; most places are in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon. So far, Birmingham’s high is 88 degrees, within three degrees of the record high for October 13 of 91, set in 1963. The air is dry, and the sky […]

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Warm Afternoons Through Sunday; Cooler Next Week

Warm Afternoons Through Sunday; Cooler Next Week

| October 13, 2017 @ 5:59 am

Tomorrow will be partly sunny, warm, and more humid with a high in back in the mid 80s. And, most of the day Sunday will be warm and dry with a high between 82 and 85 degrees along with a mix of sun and clouds. But, we will bring in a chance of showers late Sunday and Sunday night ahead of a cold front. Nothing too heavy or widespread; rain amounts will be under 1/4″ for most places.

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Cold Front Pushing Through North Alabama

Cold Front Pushing Through North Alabama

| October 11, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

DRIER AIR MOVING IN: Not too hard to find the cold front over North Alabama this afternoon… at 3:00, south of the front, Birmingham reported 86 degrees, while north of the front Muscle Shoals was at a cool 68. The front is passing through in dry fashion; there is no rain on radar at mid-afternoon.

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Drier Air Filters Into Alabama Later Today

Drier Air Filters Into Alabama Later Today

| October 11, 2017 @ 5:51 am

FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory up for the southern two-thirds of the state early this morning; visibility is under 1/4 mile in some spots. The fog will dissipate by mid-morning; otherwise expect a partly sunny sky today with only isolated showers… most places will be dry. And, the weather stays warm with a high in the 80s.

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Drier Air Arrives Thursday/Friday

Drier Air Arrives Thursday/Friday

| October 10, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

TOMORROW THROUGH FRIDAY: Drier air begins to creep into the state tomorrow; any showers will be few and far between… otherwise the day will be partly sunny with a high in the mid 80s. Then, humidity values will be noticeably lower Thursday and Friday with cooler nights.

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Nate Rolls Into Alabama Over The Weekend

Nate Rolls Into Alabama Over The Weekend

| October 6, 2017 @ 5:49 am

STILL DRY TODAY: One more dry day for Alabama; we expect a good supply of sunshine today with a high in the mid 80s this afternoon. But, all eyes in the weather office will be focused on Tropical Storm Nate, now in the western Caribbean with winds of 45 mph.

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Tropical Storm Nate Headed Our Way

Tropical Storm Nate Headed Our Way

| October 5, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

WARM OCTOBER AFTERNOON: Quite the warm-up across Alabama this afternoon. Our Skywatcher at Black Creek in Etowah County dropped to 48 degrees early this morning, but temperatures have recovered into the low to mid 80s across Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Tomorrow will be another warm, dry day with a high in the mid 80s for most communities.

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Dry Through Weekend; Tropical Trouble This Weekend?

Dry Through Weekend; Tropical Trouble This Weekend?

| October 3, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

DRY THROUGH FRIDAY: Today is the 14th consecutive day without measurable rain for Birmingham, and the dry spell continues through Friday with mostly sunny warm days and fair pleasant nights. Highs will be in the 82-85 degree range, with lows between 58 and 62 for most places as an upper ridge holds over the eastern third of the nation.

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Brighter, Warmer Today; Weekend Rain??

Brighter, Warmer Today; Weekend Rain??

| October 3, 2017 @ 5:47 am

DRY THROUGH FRIDAY: An upper high will strengthen over the eastern third of the nation, and the associated subsidence should bring dry weather to our state through the rest of the week with mostly sunny, warm days and fair pleasant nights. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s, with lows in the 58-62 degree range most mornings.

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Dry Through Sunday; Not As Warm This Weekend

Dry Through Sunday; Not As Warm This Weekend

| September 28, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

DRY DAYS: Today is the ninth consecutive day with no rain at Birmingham; the sky is sunny and temperatures are mostly in the upper 80s; a little above forecast highs.

The weather will stay dry tomorrow through Sunday with mostly sunny days, fair nights, and a gradual cooling trend. We project highs in the 82-85 degree range tomorrow, followed by low 80s Saturday and Sunday.

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Dry Pattern Continues; Gradual Cooling Trend

Dry Pattern Continues; Gradual Cooling Trend

| September 28, 2017 @ 6:25 am

LAST 90 DEGREE DAY? Yesterday’s official high in Birmingham was 91 degrees… we have to wonder if that will be the last 90 we see until next summer. Understand we will have lots of warm days in October with highs in the 80s, but highs over 90 look pretty doubtful from here on. We do note 90 degree heat has been recorded as late as October 19 at Birmingham.

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Gradual Cooling Trend Ahead; Dry Through Next Week

Gradual Cooling Trend Ahead; Dry Through Next Week

| September 27, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

LAST 90 OF THE YEAR? With a strong September sun, Birmingham has reached 90 degrees this afternoon; that is nine degrees above average for September 27, and within 4 degrees of the record high for September 27, 94 degrees set in 1998. I do believe there is a good chance this will be our last 90 degree day until next summer. No guarantee, but a good chance.

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No Rain Anytime Soon; Cooler By The Weekend

No Rain Anytime Soon; Cooler By The Weekend

| September 27, 2017 @ 6:26 am

STILL LIKE SUMMER TODAY: We are forecasting a high of 90 degrees today; that is nine degrees above average for September 27, and within 4 degrees of the record high for September 27, 94 degrees set in 1998. The air remains dry and the sky will be mostly sunny with only a flat field of cumulus clouds this afternoon.

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Cooler Air By The Weekend; No Rain For A While

Cooler Air By The Weekend; No Rain For A While

| September 26, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER CONTINUES: Temperatures are in the 87-90 degree range over North/Central Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Not much change is expected tomorrow; the sky will be sunny with a high around 90 degrees… about 8 degrees above average for the end of September.

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Dry Pattern; Cooler By The Weekend

Dry Pattern; Cooler By The Weekend

| September 26, 2017 @ 6:50 am

DRY DAYS: Sure looks like most of Alabama will go rain-free for the next seven days. For many, thoughts of last year’s drought start popping up, but you have to understand we are now in the driest time of the year, climatologically speaking. Long dry spells are to be expected in late September and October… then we tend to go wet/stormy in November and December, which is our late fall severe weather/tornado season here in “Dixie Alley”.

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Dry Pattern Continues; Cooler By Friday

Dry Pattern Continues; Cooler By Friday

| September 25, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

REST OF THE WEEK: It will feel more like summer tomorrow and Wednesday, with a good supply of sunshine both days we project a high close to 90 degrees. About 8 degrees above average, but not close to the records…

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Mostly Dry This Week; Cooler Air By Friday

Mostly Dry This Week; Cooler Air By Friday

| September 25, 2017 @ 5:55 am

While the best chance of showers will come over the southern half of the state today, a few are possible across North/Central Alabama, but they will be widely separated. Otherwise, today will be partly sunny with a high in the mid to upper 80s.

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Fall Arrives; Still Feels Like Summer

Fall Arrives; Still Feels Like Summer

| September 22, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

HELLO FALL: The equinox was at 3:02p CT… today is the day we have approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. Of course, this is Alabama, and often we don’t really enjoy the first good front of fall until October, and we will stay warm for the next 5 to 7 days.

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Fall Arrives Today; Still Feels Like Summer

Fall Arrives Today; Still Feels Like Summer

| September 22, 2017 @ 6:34 am

THE DAY OF THE EQUINOX: The autumnal equinox is today at 3:02p CT… that is when the sun will be directly over the equator, and we have approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. And, while fall “officially” arrives, it will still feel like summer with temperatures reaching the upper 80s again today. And, like recent days, a few showers and storms are possible this afternoon and early tonight, but they should be widely separated.

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The 21st Night Of September

The 21st Night Of September

| September 21, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: No change, as the upper ridge over the eastern U.S. holds. Partly sunny, very warm days, fair nights, and isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. The chance of any one spot getting wet each day is only about one in five. Highs remain mostly in the upper 80s.

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Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

| September 21, 2017 @ 6:29 am

UPPER RIDGE HOLDS: Looks like we will be locked into a warm, humid weather pattern through early next week, and we are going to roll with a persistence forecast for the next five to seven days. An upper ridge over the eastern half of the nation means summer-like weather hangs on; partly sunny days, fair nights, and just a few isolated showers or storms during the afternoon and evening hours.

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Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

Warm, Muggy Weather Through The Weekend

| September 20, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers today are very isolated across North/Central Alabama…. most places are very warm and dry with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. The few showers we have will dissipate soon after sunset.

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Warm, Humid Days; Maria Over Puerto Rico

Warm, Humid Days; Maria Over Puerto Rico

| September 20, 2017 @ 6:40 am

FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory in effect this morning for much of Central and East Alabama; some of the lowest visibilities are in places like Anniston and Gadsden. Conditions will improve by mid-morning. An upper ridge will keep Alabama very warm for the rest of the week with highs in the 87-90 degree range most afternoons.

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Warm, Muggy Days; A Few Afternoon Storms

Warm, Muggy Days; A Few Afternoon Storms

| September 19, 2017 @ 6:55 am

TYPICAL LATE SUMMER WEATHER CONTINUES: An upper ridge will stay over Alabama for the next 7-10 days, meaning this classic late summer weather will continue. We project a high today in the 87 to 90 degree range with a partly sunny sky. A few showers and storms will form this afternoon and early tonight; they will be random and scattered… the chance of any one spot getting wet is about one in four.

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Warm; A Few Scattered Showers… Eyes On Jose/Maria

Warm; A Few Scattered Showers… Eyes On Jose/Maria

| September 18, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, showers are almost impossible to find across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon. We are seeing just a few isolated showers over the central counties moving to the south; those will dissipate once the sun goes down. Temperatures are well in the 80s, and Tuscaloosa has hit 91 degrees this afternoon. The average high for September 18 (based on data from Birmingham) is 85 degrees.

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Warm Days For Alabama; Tropics Remain Active

Warm Days For Alabama; Tropics Remain Active

| September 18, 2017 @ 7:01 am

SUMMER HANGING ON: The “official” end of summer is four days away; it happens at 3:02p CT Friday when the sun is directly over the equator, the autumnal equinox. We have some fairly routine late summer weather this week with warm afternoons, high humidity, and the risk of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”.

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A Few Scattered Showers/Storms Tomorrow

A Few Scattered Showers/Storms Tomorrow

| September 15, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

SUNNY, WARM AFTERNOON: Under a sunny sky, temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 80s this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are confined to the far southern part of Alabama this afternoon, mostly south of U.S. 84.

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Summer-Like Weather Ahead

Summer-Like Weather Ahead

| September 15, 2017 @ 6:34 am

WARM SEPTEMBER WEATHER: A developing upper ridge over the eastern third of the U.S. will bring warm afternoons in Alabama in coming days; look for highs in the 85-89 degree range through the weekend with partly sunny days and fair nights. The northern half of Alabama will be dry today, but moisture levels will rise tomorrow, and we will mention “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms”.

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Moisture Levels Slowly Rise Over The Weekend

Moisture Levels Slowly Rise Over The Weekend

| May 26, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE: As forecast, temperatures have returned to the 80s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Tonight will be fair with a low in the mid 60s early tomorrow morning.

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