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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Looking Unsettled into July

Looking Unsettled into July

| June 30, 2018 @ 6:47 am

A weak upper level disturbance moving westward along the Gulf Coast will improve rain chances over the weekend and into Monday. Highs will remain in the range of 88 to 92 across Central Alabama.

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WeatherBrains 649:  Don’t Touch Anything

WeatherBrains 649: Don’t Touch Anything

| June 26, 2018 @ 5:36 am

In this episode of WeatherBrains, the gang explores the creative approach through Disney in weather safety edu-tainment.

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Storms Drop Off but Temps Heat Up

Storms Drop Off but Temps Heat Up

| June 24, 2018 @ 7:00 am

Shower and storm coverage for Alabama should be down from recent days today and into the first part of the upcoming week. With the building of an upper ridge, temperatures will be up from those of the last several days with highs pushing into the lower half of the 90s. Heat indices could climb into the triple digits with the humid air mass in place.

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Another Stormy Day

Another Stormy Day

| June 23, 2018 @ 6:46 am

Another round of stormy weather for Central and North Alabama today with the potential for damaging wind once again. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Rain chances drop for Sunday with only isolated storms forecast, but highs will climb into the lower 90s.

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Stormy Today

Stormy Today

| June 22, 2018 @ 6:33 am

Stormy weather is likely today with the potential for damaging wind from some of the thunderstorms. Highs will climb into the upper 80s. Storms diminish somewhat on Saturday and really drop off for Sunday as highs climb back into the lower 90s.

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Wet Weather into Saturday

Wet Weather into Saturday

| June 21, 2018 @ 6:59 am

The weather for Central Alabama is looking wet through Saturday. Storms won’t be continuous, but they will come in waves with good breaks between waves. Friday could be especially stormy with the standard slight risk for severe storms covering the northern half of Alabama. Highs will be in the 80s through Saturday before climbing back into the lower 90s.

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Shower/Storm Chances Heading Upward

Shower/Storm Chances Heading Upward

| June 20, 2018 @ 6:39 am

Isolated thunderstorms once again today with highs in the lower 90s. Storms will be more numerous Thursday and Friday with the presence of a fairly strong trough aloft helping to hold highs in the upper half of the 80s. Summer-like conditions return for Sunday and into next week.

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Isolated Storms Today/Wednesday But More Numerous Thursday

Isolated Storms Today/Wednesday But More Numerous Thursday

| June 19, 2018 @ 6:12 am

Isolated showers and thunderstorms today and Wednesday will become more numerous Thursday and Friday before sliding back to more typical summertime coverage into the weekend. Additional clouds and more numerous storms will hold highs in the upper half of the 80s until the weekend when highs return to the lower 90s.

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Summertime Weather Means Daily Showers/Storms

Summertime Weather Means Daily Showers/Storms

| June 18, 2018 @ 6:23 am

With a warm, humid air mass in place, showers and storms will be scattered just about every day in the week ahead. Showers likely to become more numerous for Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will be in the lower 90s while lows stick in the lower 70s.

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Storms Today, a Little Less Active Afterward

Storms Today, a Little Less Active Afterward

| June 17, 2018 @ 6:44 am

Fairly numerous storms possible today with the activity expected to settle down into more of a scattered afternoon occurrences typical of summer. Highs around 90 today but in the lower 90s for the rest of the week.

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Daily Storms Continue with Humid Air Mass

Daily Storms Continue with Humid Air Mass

| June 10, 2018 @ 6:41 am

Once again we see patchy clouds across the Alabama sky thanks to the convection which lasted well into the evening yesterday. Today is not expected to be much different from yesterday with scattered thunderstorms forecast to develop in the heat of the afternoon and last into the evening hours. As we saw from radar yesterday, […]

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Summertime Weather

Summertime Weather

| June 9, 2018 @ 6:50 am

For the weekend and the week ahead, it looks like a summertime weather pattern with scattered showers and thunderstorms each day as highs stay in the range of 90 to 94.

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Storms Today; Drier into Start of Week

Storms Today; Drier into Start of Week

| June 3, 2018 @ 6:31 am

Storms will move through Alabama ahead of a cold front with a marginal risk for isolated damaging wind. By Monday we should see lower humidity with dew points dropping back into the 50s. Highs will be in the mid 80s Monday and Tuesday but climb into the lower 90s by the end of the week.

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Weekend Storms, Drier Next Week

Weekend Storms, Drier Next Week

| June 2, 2018 @ 6:49 am

Showers and storms remain scattered for the weekend, but a cold front pushing through Alabama on Sunday promises drier weather for the week ahead. Highs will be primarily in the 80s with lows well down into the 60s. The lower humidity will feel good for the first three days of next week.

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WeatherBrains 645:  Distribute the Hordes

WeatherBrains 645: Distribute the Hordes

| May 30, 2018 @ 6:19 am

The WeatherBrains crew talks with Bryan Norcross about hurricanes this week.

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Watching the Progress of Alberto

Watching the Progress of Alberto

| May 27, 2018 @ 7:09 am

Showers possible again today, but we turn much wetter as Alberto pushes closer to the Florida Panhandle with widespread heavy rain possible across nearly all of Alabama. Our highs for Monday and Tuesday likely around 80 due to clouds and rain.

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Wet + Alberto = Really Wet

Wet + Alberto = Really Wet

| May 26, 2018 @ 7:07 am

Wet, wet, and wet. Without a change in our atmosphere, the Southeast US will remain wet through the middle of the week. Alberto will add to our wetness as it remained projected to move west of Central Alabama keeping us on the wetter, more unsettled side. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s most days.

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Showers/Storms Remain Daily Occurrence

Showers/Storms Remain Daily Occurrence

| May 20, 2018 @ 6:41 am

A humid air mass along with a weak disturbance aloft will keep the weather unsettled for the week ahead with showers likely every day and highs in the 80s.

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