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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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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Autauga, Elmore, & Montgomery Co Until 8:15pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Autauga, Elmore, & Montgomery Co Until 8:15pm

| May 18, 2024 @ 7:54 pm

As of 7:47 PM CDT, radar indicated a severe thunderstorm near Deatsville, or near Millbrook, moving east at 45 mph. This storm poses a significant threat with hazards including 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail. These conditions are likely to result in hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Lawrence County Until 12pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Parts of Lawrence County Until 12pm

| May 18, 2024 @ 11:28 am

A severe thunderstorm is located 9 miles west of Moulton, moving east at 15 mph. Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees is likely.

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Saturday Briefing — Some Stormy Weather Today; Much Better on Sunday

Saturday Briefing — Some Stormy Weather Today; Much Better on Sunday

| May 18, 2024 @ 4:00 am

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible across Central Alabama today, with a dry and warm spell starting Sunday and lasting into midweek, before scattered showers return later in the week.

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EXPIRED Severe T-Storm Warning for Parts of DeKalb Co. Until 8:30pm

EXPIRED Severe T-Storm Warning for Parts of DeKalb Co. Until 8:30pm

| May 7, 2024 @ 7:51 pm

At 748 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Ider, or 13 miles north of Fort Payne, moving east at 40 mph.

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EXPIRED Tornado Warning for Parts of DeKalb & Jackson Co. Until 8pm

EXPIRED Tornado Warning for Parts of DeKalb & Jackson Co. Until 8pm

| May 7, 2024 @ 7:29 pm

At 726 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Pisgah, or 12 miles east of Scottsboro, moving east at 25 mph.

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The Sunday Briefing — A Few More Scattered Showers & Storms Today

The Sunday Briefing — A Few More Scattered Showers & Storms Today

| May 5, 2024 @ 6:00 am

Rain and storms will be possible at times today through much of the work week. By Friday, drier and more seasonable weather will start to move into Central Alabama.

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Scott’s Synoptic Sidebar — Somewhat Sunny Skies, Some Scattered Showers

Scott’s Synoptic Sidebar — Somewhat Sunny Skies, Some Scattered Showers

| May 4, 2024 @ 1:03 pm

As we have hit the midday hour, we have a mix of sun and clouds across Central Alabama, with a few scattered showers falling over the eastern locations of the area.

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The Saturday Briefing — Scattered Showers & Storms Possible at Times Through the Weekend

The Saturday Briefing — Scattered Showers & Storms Possible at Times Through the Weekend

| May 4, 2024 @ 7:00 am

Rain and storms will be possible at times throughout the weekend and into next week. By Friday, drier and cooler weather will start to move in.

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The Midday Report — Outdoor-Worthy Weather… Warm & Dry

The Midday Report — Outdoor-Worthy Weather… Warm & Dry

| April 27, 2024 @ 1:03 pm

On the satellite at midday, we see partly sunny skies across the area as there are plenty of fair-weather cumulus clouds mixed in with some higher and thinner clouds.

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The Saturday Briefing — Calm & Warm Weather This Weekend

The Saturday Briefing — Calm & Warm Weather This Weekend

| April 27, 2024 @ 7:06 am

Central Alabama is in for a stretch of calm and warm weather, thanks to a nearby high-pressure system, with a chance of isolated showers and storms later in the week as a cold front approaches.

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Saturday Briefing: Showers At Times Through the Weekend; Marginal Risk Up for Southern Locations

Saturday Briefing: Showers At Times Through the Weekend; Marginal Risk Up for Southern Locations

| April 20, 2024 @ 6:54 am

We’ll have to deal with showers at times through the weekend, but the work week ahead will be bright and dry.

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The Mid-Afternoon Weather Check

The Mid-Afternoon Weather Check

| April 13, 2024 @ 2:13 pm

Overall, expect dry conditions with some clouds, light winds, and temperatures in the 70s to low 80s over the weekend.

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The Saturday Briefing — Very Nice Weekend; Rain Chances by Midweek

The Saturday Briefing — Very Nice Weekend; Rain Chances by Midweek

| April 13, 2024 @ 7:09 am

We’re in for a gradual warming trend under clear skies, with temperatures reaching the upper 70s to lower 80s. Rain and thunder becomes possible by midweek.

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The Midday Report — Some Thin Clouds, But Otherwise Fantastic

The Midday Report — Some Thin Clouds, But Otherwise Fantastic

| April 6, 2024 @ 11:52 am

VERY NICE WITH WARMING TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND Currently, much of Central Alabama is experiencing partly to mostly sunny conditions, with temperatures rebounding nicely from the cool start earlier today. As of 11 am, temperatures across Central Alabama range from the 50s, with Troy recording the warmest spot at 60ºF. Throughout the remainder of the daylight […]

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