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Mostly Dry Through Friday; Higher Heat Levels Ahead

Mostly Dry Through Friday; Higher Heat Levels Ahead

| May 16, 2022 @ 2:55 pm

RADAR CHECK: We pretty much have a clean sweep on radar this afternoon as drier air continues to filter into Alabama. A few isolated showers are still possible this evening over the southern half of the state, but most places will be dry. Look for a clear sky tonight with a low in the 55-62 degree range early tomorrow morning.

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Midday Nowcast: Heat Levels Rising

Midday Nowcast: Heat Levels Rising

| May 16, 2022 @ 10:20 am

A surface front is pushing south through Alabama today and it could help fire off some showers and thunderstorms across the southern half of the state today.

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Alabama NewsCenter — ADEM’s new sea turtle sculpture is part of a campaign to keep Alabama’s watersheds free of litter

Alabama NewsCenter — ADEM’s new sea turtle sculpture is part of a campaign to keep Alabama’s watersheds free of litter

| May 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am

A sculpture of a loggerhead sea turtle at the Grand Bay Welcome Center along Interstate 10 in Mobile County is the first of eight sculptures planned for Alabama welcome centers to raise awareness of the harmful effects of litter on the state’s watersheds.

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Hottest Weather So Far This Year Later This Week

Hottest Weather So Far This Year Later This Week

| May 16, 2022 @ 5:45 am

HERE COMES THE HEAT: Birmingham’s official high yesterday was 91 degrees; the first day with a high of 90 or higher this year (based on the official observations at the airport). The average date of our first 90 degree day is May 23, so we are a few days early this year. Look out for low to mid 90s later this week (Wednesday through Friday)… it will be the hottest weather so far this year as an upper ridge strengthens over the region.

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Severe T-Storm Warning: Parts of Elmore, Macon, Tallapoosa Co. Until 8 pm

Severe T-Storm Warning: Parts of Elmore, Macon, Tallapoosa Co. Until 8 pm

| May 15, 2022 @ 7:43 pm

At 735 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Martin Dam, or 9 miles north of Tallassee, moving south at 25 mph.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Bibb County Until 5 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Bibb County Until 5 p.m.

| May 15, 2022 @ 4:32 pm

At 428 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Centreville, moving south at 5 mph.

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Strong Storms Over West Alabama

Strong Storms Over West Alabama

| May 15, 2022 @ 1:28 pm

Be ready for gusty winds of 40-50 mph and small hail as well as dangerous lightning with these storms. It appears that the storms may affect the western parts of the Birmingham Metro eventually, around 330-4 p.m.

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Sunday Noon Update:  Isolated Storms This Afternoon

Sunday Noon Update: Isolated Storms This Afternoon

| May 15, 2022 @ 12:41 pm

We’re off to a hot start on this May Sunday. Temperatures are in the 80s across the area. A few isolated storms will form this afternoon.

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Sunday Weather Xtreme:  Blood Moon and Mercury Rising

Sunday Weather Xtreme: Blood Moon and Mercury Rising

| May 15, 2022 @ 7:00 am

The GFS is hinting at a little tropical trouble in the Gulf in just over a week…could be a spurious thing…or maybe not…

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