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Rain Returns Statewide Thursday

Rain Returns Statewide Thursday

| September 22, 2020 @ 5:55 am

Today will be another dry, pleasant day with highs in the 70s, but high clouds will be increasing from the west. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a high in the 70s; a shower could reach West Alabama late in the day, but the better chance of rain comes late tomorrow night as weakening Tropical Storm Beta approaches from the west.

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Hurricane Hunters Find Teddy to be Stronger Tonight

Hurricane Hunters Find Teddy to be Stronger Tonight

| September 21, 2020 @ 10:16 pm

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Teddy could gain a little more strength overnight but should weaken steadily by Wednesday and become a strong post-tropical cyclone near Nova Scotia.

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Paulette Is Back… This Time, No Threat to Land

Paulette Is Back… This Time, No Threat to Land

| September 21, 2020 @ 10:13 pm

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through early Tuesday. Gradual weakening should begin by late Tuesday and continue through Wednesday.

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Beta’s Center Only 5 Miles Away from Port O’Connor at 10:00 pm

Beta’s Center Only 5 Miles Away from Port O’Connor at 10:00 pm

| September 21, 2020 @ 10:10 pm

Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast before Beta reaches the Texas coast. Weakening is anticipated on Tuesday as Beta moves just inland along the Texas coast.

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Teddy Speeding Away from Bermuda

Teddy Speeding Away from Bermuda

| September 21, 2020 @ 7:12 pm

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Teddy is expected to gain some strength overnight, but weaken steadily by Wednesday and become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia.

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Beta Continues to Inch Closer and Closer to the Texas Coast Ever So Slowly

Beta Continues to Inch Closer and Closer to the Texas Coast Ever So Slowly

| September 21, 2020 @ 7:07 pm

On the forecast track, the center of Beta will continue to move toward the central coast of Texas and will likely move inland overnight. Beta is forecast to remain near or just offshore the coast of southeastern Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Battleship Park’s Janet Cobb Is at the Helm of a Living Memorial

Battleship Park’s Janet Cobb Is at the Helm of a Living Memorial

| September 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

As executive director of the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Janet Cobb’s occupation is unusual. How unusual? Your worksite has a water cooler. Hers has anti-aircraft guns.

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Teddy Expected to Expand & Intensify North of Bermuda

Teddy Expected to Expand & Intensify North of Bermuda

| September 21, 2020 @ 4:11 pm

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Teddy is expected to gain strength overnight, but weaken steadily by Wednesday and become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia.

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Beta Drenching the Central Texas Coast with Heavy Rains & Tropical-Storm-Force Winds

Beta Drenching the Central Texas Coast with Heavy Rains & Tropical-Storm-Force Winds

| September 21, 2020 @ 4:07 pm

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast before Beta reaches the Texas coast. Weakening is anticipated once Beta moves inland.

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Clouds Increase Tomorrow; Rain Statewide By Thursday

Clouds Increase Tomorrow; Rain Statewide By Thursday

| September 21, 2020 @ 3:19 pm

FINE FALL DAY: The northern half of the state is enjoying a picture perfect early autumn day; with ample sunshine, temperatures are in the low to mid 70s; the average high for September 21 at Birmingham is 84. Clouds persist over the southern counties of the state, with some patchy light rain near the coast.

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High-Tech Utility Pole Manufacturer to Locate in Tallapoosa County

High-Tech Utility Pole Manufacturer to Locate in Tallapoosa County

| September 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Dadeville Pole Co. plans to construct a new facility to manufacture and distribute power poles at the William Thweatt Industrial Park in Tallapoosa County, providing the rural region with an economic boost, according to the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance.

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Teddy Accelerating Northward; Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Nova Scotia

Teddy Accelerating Northward; Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Nova Scotia

| September 21, 2020 @ 1:37 pm

Teddy is moving toward the north-northeast near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this motion with some increase in forward speed is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the north tonight and north-northwest on Tuesday.

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