Category: Alabama’s Weather

Hot September Saturday Afternoon

Hot September Saturday Afternoon

| September 8, 2018 @ 1:25 pm

Plenty of sunshine and hot temperatures highlight the forecast for our Saturday afternoon. Temperatures early this afternoon are in the upper 80s and are expected to reach the lower 90s in many locations by the end of the day.

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Summer-like Today; Rain Chances Go Up Late Sunday

Summer-like Today; Rain Chances Go Up Late Sunday

| September 8, 2018 @ 6:33 am

Summer-like weather for your Saturday with highs climbing into the lower 90s and only isolated showers or thunderstorms. Rain chances head upward late Sunday and Monday as a frontal system moves into the Southeast US. Temperatures will drop back with highs in the 80s.

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Heat Levels Drop Next Week; Eyes On Florence

Heat Levels Drop Next Week; Eyes On Florence

| September 7, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

THE WEEKEND: Tomorrow will be much like today. Partly sunny, hot, humid with only isolated afternoon showers. The high will be at or just over 90 degrees, and the chance of any one spot getting wet is only in the 10/20 percent range. But, on Sunday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous over the northern half of the state as a surface front drifts down into Tennessee. The high Sunday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

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Hot & Mainly Dry: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Hot & Mainly Dry: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 7, 2018 @ 12:47 pm

While there is one tiny shower showing up in the northwestern corner of Marion County at 12:30 PM, all of Central Alabama is rain free at this point with a mix of sun and clouds.

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Hot, Humid September Weather

Hot, Humid September Weather

| September 7, 2018 @ 5:37 am

MUGGY DAYS: An upper high will rebuild over Alabama over the next 48 hours, meaning hot, humid weather today and tomorrow with afternoon highs close to 90 degrees; the average high for today in Birmingham is 88, so this kind of heat is only slightly above average for early September. The sky will be partly sunny, and while a few afternoon showers could pop up, they will be widely spaced. Chance of any one spot getting wet is only in the 10/20 percent range.

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Trending Drier/Hotter Tomorrow and Saturday

Trending Drier/Hotter Tomorrow and Saturday

| September 6, 2018 @ 1:54 pm

RADAR CHECK: In the moist air over Alabama we have a number of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon… they are moving northeast and are producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning. Showers will end later tonight after the sun goes down.

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Moist Air Parked Over Alabama Today

Moist Air Parked Over Alabama Today

| September 6, 2018 @ 6:26 am

TROPICAL MOISTURE: Tropical Storm Gordon has pulled very moist, tropical air into Alabama, so we expect a number of scattered showers and thunderstorms around today and early tonight; chance of any one spot getting wet is around 60 percent. The sky will be occasionally cloudy, and the high will be in the mid to upper 80s. The average high for Birmingham on September 6 is 88.

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Showers Remain Possible Tomorrow

Showers Remain Possible Tomorrow

| September 5, 2018 @ 3:29 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, the bulk of the rain across Alabama today has been on the western side of the state, on the eastern periphery of Tropical Depression Gordon, now near the Mississippi River. So far there have been no tornado warnings in Alabama, but there was one warning for parts of Clay and Oktibbeha Counties in Mississippi earlier this afternoon (I have heard of no reports of damage).

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At Midday: Rather Wet In The West, Mainly Dry In The East

At Midday: Rather Wet In The West, Mainly Dry In The East

| September 5, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

We continue to have mainly cloudy, cooler, and rather wet conditions over the western half of Central Alabama, while the eastern half is seeing very little in the way of rain.

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Rain Mainly For West Alabama Today

Rain Mainly For West Alabama Today

| September 5, 2018 @ 6:39 am

GORDON INLAND AND WEAKENING: Gordon made landfall near the Alabama/Mississippi border last night as a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds; the center this morning is over South Mississippi… it continues to move northwest. The rain shield associated with the storm is over the western half of Alabama, generally west of I-65. Rain will continue over West Alabama through the morning, with little, if any, rain for the eastern counties of the state.

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Tropical Storm Gordon Making Landfall Near Pascagoula

Tropical Storm Gordon Making Landfall Near Pascagoula

| September 4, 2018 @ 10:49 pm

Tropical Storm Gordon is making landfall very close to the Alabama/Mississippi state line very close to Pascagoula. The good news is that strengthening did not occur between the last advisory at 7:00 PM and the latest one just before landfall at 10:00 PM. Maximum sustained winds continue to be around 70 MPH with a few gusts as high as 85 MPH.

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Gordon Making Final Approach To The Gulf Coast

Gordon Making Final Approach To The Gulf Coast

| September 4, 2018 @ 7:08 pm

With the current strength and forecast track of Gordon, tropical storm conditions will continue to move onshore from southeast Louisiana to near the Alabama/Florida state line.

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Gordon Getting Close To The Coast

Gordon Getting Close To The Coast

| September 4, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

GORDON TO MAKE LANDFALL TONIGHT: Tropical Storm Gordon in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Orange Beach, continues to move steadily toward the coast this afternoon. For the northern half of the state, we have scattered showers and storms over the western counties, mainly west of I-65… they are moving to the west/northwest.

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Gordon Continues Approach To The Gulf Coast: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

Gordon Continues Approach To The Gulf Coast: It’s The Midday Nowcast For Central Alabama

| September 4, 2018 @ 12:13 pm

Of course the big weather story of the day is Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane before making landfall later this evening.

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Impacts On Central Alabama From Gordon

Impacts On Central Alabama From Gordon

| September 4, 2018 @ 10:02 am

The good news is that the impacts on much of Central Alabama will be very small as much of the activity from Tropical Storm Gordon should stay well south of the area. Most of us will only see an increase in cloud cover throughout today and Wednesday.

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Gulf Coast Impacts From Gordon

Gulf Coast Impacts From Gordon

| September 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am

As Gordon continues to make the approach to the central Gulf Coast, we will take a quick look on what to expect along the shores of eastern Louisiana to the Florida panhandle, including Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

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Gordon To Make Landfall Tonight

Gordon To Make Landfall Tonight

| September 4, 2018 @ 5:53 am

RIGHT NOW: Gordon is packing sustained winds of 65 mph, and is 230 miles east/southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It is moving west/northwest at 17 mph. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center. The system is expected to reach hurricane strength later today, and should come onto the coast tonight on the Mississippi coast with sustained winds of near 75/80 mph.

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A Few Evening Notes On Tropical Storm Gordon

A Few Evening Notes On Tropical Storm Gordon

| September 3, 2018 @ 7:40 pm

While Central Alabama will get some rain throughout the next 2 days from Gordon, much of that will be located over the southwestern parts of the area, but only totaling 1-2 inches. The rest of the area will see the standard chance of isolated to scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.

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