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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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Weather Briefing — Breezy & Cool Today; Much Warmer by Midweek

Weather Briefing — Breezy & Cool Today; Much Warmer by Midweek

| February 17, 2024 @ 7:04 am

Central Alabama can anticipate a mix of conditions over the forecast period, ranging from cooler and breezy today to a brief spell of warmth midweek, followed by the potential return of showers toward the end of the week.

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Lee County Flooding Has Made Travel Difficult in Some Locations

Lee County Flooding Has Made Travel Difficult in Some Locations

| February 11, 2024 @ 8:50 pm

Plenty of flooding reports coming in from Lee County. Several roads have been deemed impassable.

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The After Halftime Show Weather Update

The After Halftime Show Weather Update

| February 11, 2024 @ 8:10 pm

No severe weather watches or warnings are in effect for North/Central Alabama at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have rain and storms on radar.

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Much of the Area Dry at Midday; Rain Affecting Portions of North Alabama

Much of the Area Dry at Midday; Rain Affecting Portions of North Alabama

| February 10, 2024 @ 12:37 pm

As we have reached the midday hour in North/Central Alabama, we have a line of light to moderate showers over the extreme north and northwestern parts of the area.

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Saturday Briefing:  Strong to Severe Storms Possible Late Sunday Through Monday Morning

Saturday Briefing: Strong to Severe Storms Possible Late Sunday Through Monday Morning

| February 10, 2024 @ 6:58 am

Rain and storms move in later today and will stick with us through the weekend and into the start of the work week ahead. Some of those storms may be strong to severe.

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Severe Threat Very Minimal at Best

Severe Threat Very Minimal at Best

| January 27, 2024 @ 6:15 pm

As of 6:07 pm, the line associated with the cold front has moved through much of the area and is currently set up from Fort Payne to Sylacauga to Autaugaville.

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First Rain Batch Makes an Exit, Second Batch of Storms Arriving This Afternoon/Evening

First Rain Batch Makes an Exit, Second Batch of Storms Arriving This Afternoon/Evening

| January 27, 2024 @ 11:55 am

Rain has ended for much of North and Central Alabama as a wake low has developed and helped that back edge of the rain shield to move eastward a little quicker. However, rain continues for locations east of Scottsboro to Alexander City to just east of Selma.

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Wind Advisory Up for All of North Alabama Until Midday

Wind Advisory Up for All of North Alabama Until Midday

| January 27, 2024 @ 8:51 am

NWS Huntsville has issued a Wind Advisory from now until 12pm for Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties in North Alabama.

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Wind Advisory Up for the Western Half of Central Alabama Until Midday

Wind Advisory Up for the Western Half of Central Alabama Until Midday

| January 27, 2024 @ 8:36 am

NWS Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory from now until 12pm for Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lowndes, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston counties in Central Alabama.

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Severe Storm Threat Looking to Be a Little Less, But Don’t Let Down Your Guard

Severe Storm Threat Looking to Be a Little Less, But Don’t Let Down Your Guard

| January 27, 2024 @ 8:20 am

The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center is out, and they have removed much of Central Alabama from the Slight Risk, leaving the locations along and south of I-85 and along and east of I-65 in the Slight Risk.

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Storms Today; Some May Be Strong/Severe

Storms Today; Some May Be Strong/Severe

| January 27, 2024 @ 7:05 am

The weekend starts off stormy today with very mild temperatures, but after all the action today, Sunday will be much cooler and cloudy with a few leftover showers. However, the workweek looks to be dry with plenty of sunshine.

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A Quick Preview of What to Expect With the Weather This Week

A Quick Preview of What to Expect With the Weather This Week

| January 21, 2024 @ 8:40 pm

If this week plays out to what the forecast models are currently projecting, we could see some good rainfall totals to help make a big dent in our drought situation.

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You Darn Right It’s Cold Out There This Afternoon

You Darn Right It’s Cold Out There This Afternoon

| January 20, 2024 @ 2:31 pm

Cold is the only word that I can use without a colorful metaphor in front of it as we have hit the mid-afternoon across Central Alabama. Temperatures are currently ranging from the lower 20s to right at 40 degrees.

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Saturday Briefing — Old Man Winter is Fixin’ to Be on Vacation

Saturday Briefing — Old Man Winter is Fixin’ to Be on Vacation

| January 20, 2024 @ 6:42 am

Looks like Old Man Winter will be packing his bags and heading out of town as much milder weather moves in. While some rain could spoil some outdoor fun, we need every drop we can get to reduce our drought situation.

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