Author Archive: Brian Peters

Brian Peters is one of the television meteorologists at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

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Summertime Weather for Your Weekend

Summertime Weather for Your Weekend

| August 4, 2018 @ 6:42 am

For the weekend and the first half of the week ahead we will forecast scattered showers/storms each day as highs climb into the lower half of the 90s. Rain chances tick upward Wednesday with the best chances coming on Thursday.

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Temps Climbing into the Weekend

Temps Climbing into the Weekend

| August 3, 2018 @ 7:06 am

We’re looking for a more summer like weather pattern to grab hold of our pattern with highs moving back into the lower half of the 90s and those daily chances for afternoon thunderstorms. Shower coverage will increase a tad over the weekend and into early next week.

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Weather Turning More Summer Like

Weather Turning More Summer Like

| August 2, 2018 @ 6:39 am

With the weakening of the trough axis along the Mississippi River, our weather is settling back toward a summer-like pattern with daily rain chances. Temperatures will gradually move from the middle and upper 80s over the next two to three days into the lower 90s for Sunday and early next week.

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Wet and Cool for Wednesday and Thursday

Wet and Cool for Wednesday and Thursday

| August 1, 2018 @ 6:47 am

With an anomalous upper low for this time of year situated over the Lower Mississippi River Valley, we’ll have numerous showers and thunderstorms through the end of the week with lots of clouds holding highs in the lower and middle 80s.

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Developing into a Wet Tuesday

Developing into a Wet Tuesday

| July 31, 2018 @ 6:26 am

A variety of clouds cover Alabama this morning as dew points have risen into the lower 70s once again after a nice break in the humidity for several days. The upper trough that has been forecast to dig into the Lower Mississippi River Valley was in the process of doing just that. Radar showed a […]

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Moisture Levels Rise; Wet Tuesday

Moisture Levels Rise; Wet Tuesday

| July 30, 2018 @ 6:49 am

Clouds and moisture levels on the rise today with scattered showers possible during the afternoon with highs near 90. As an upper level trough settles into the Lower Mississippi River Valley Tuesday, we should see unsettled weather through the end of the week with highs mainly in the middle 80s.

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Another Warm, Dry Day for Central Alabama

Another Warm, Dry Day for Central Alabama

| July 29, 2018 @ 6:40 am

Another dry, warm day for Central Alabama as humidity levels remain down. Moisture levels come up quickly on Monday and into early Tuesday with numerous, widespread showers and thunderstorms forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Warm and Dry for the Weekend

Warm and Dry for the Weekend

| July 28, 2018 @ 6:39 am

You can expect to see a dry and warm weekend, but a somewhat anomalous pattern is forecast to develop early next week bringing numerous showers and storms and keeping high temperatures in the 80s.

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WeatherBrains 653:  We Never Know Where Aubrey Will Show Up

WeatherBrains 653: We Never Know Where Aubrey Will Show Up

| July 24, 2018 @ 7:36 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with the organizers of the Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon coming in October.

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Less Storms Today

Less Storms Today

| July 22, 2018 @ 6:45 am

Storms less active and not as strong today with highs around 90. An anomalous pattern with a deep trough over the eastern US will keep the extreme heat away with highs in the upper 80s through the middle of the week. But scattered to numerous storms will remain a daily feature for Alabama.

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Non-Typical Severe Weather Threat Today

Non-Typical Severe Weather Threat Today

| July 21, 2018 @ 6:56 am

Another stormy day for Alabama and the Southeast US with a risk for severe storms, but clouds and numerous storms are expected to hold highs in the 80s. The weather will be less severe Sunday and into the first half of next week, but storms remain a daily occurrence.

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Numerous Showers Once Again

Numerous Showers Once Again

| July 15, 2018 @ 6:32 am

Numerous storms forecast once again today, Monday, and Tuesday, but a change to northwesterly flow by Wednesday could spell a break in the number and coverage of storms Wednesday and Thursday. Highs remain mainly in the lower 90s.

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Showers Remain Numerous for the Weekend

Showers Remain Numerous for the Weekend

| July 14, 2018 @ 6:49 am

Heat advisory for portions of Central Alabama today along with the potential for numerous thunderstorms as highs reach into the lower half of the 90s. Little change is forecast for Sunday with storms expected to remain fairly numerous.

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WeatherBrains 651:  Early Days of The Weather Channel

WeatherBrains 651: Early Days of The Weather Channel

| July 10, 2018 @ 6:57 am

We chat with two early pioneers at The Weather Channel, Joe D’Aleo and Al Lipson, in this episode of WeatherBrains.

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Unsettled Weather Continues

Unsettled Weather Continues

| July 8, 2018 @ 6:49 am

Unsettled weather is expected to continue today and Monday with numerous showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be around 90 degrees. A brief drop in precipitable water values Tuesday could bring a brief respite from this numerous storms.

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Unsettle Weather for Several Days

Unsettle Weather for Several Days

| July 7, 2018 @ 6:51 am

Our weather remains unsettled through the weekend and into the first part of next week with numerous storms each day. Extra clouds and numerous storms will hold our highs into the middle and upper 80s. But the lower 90s return later next week.

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WeatherBrains 650:  Reverting to Drugs

WeatherBrains 650: Reverting to Drugs

| July 3, 2018 @ 9:27 am

WeatherBrains talks with staff members of NWS Topeka about mentoring and career advancement.

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July Begins Somewhat Unsettled

July Begins Somewhat Unsettled

| July 1, 2018 @ 6:38 am

Thanks to daily heating and a weak upper low moving along the Gulf Coast, the weather remains unsettled today and Monday with highs around the 90-degree mark. Look for a dip in storm numbers and coverage on Tuesday, but a second weak upper low brings more unsettled weather to the Southeast US Wednesday through the next weekend.

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