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Cool September Day; Rain Ahead

Cool September Day; Rain Ahead

| September 22, 2020 @ 3:20 pm

COOL SEPTEMBER DAY: The average high on September 22 at Birmingham is 83; temperatures are only in the upper 60s and low 70s across much of Alabama this afternoon. The sky is mostly cloudy, and we have seen a few sprinkles and patches of light rain around, especially on the western side of the state. The sky will stay generally cloudy tomorrow; a few showers are possible over West Alabama during the day, but rain becomes more likely statewide as the remnant circulation of former Tropical Storm Beta gets closer.

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Power Pedalers Bike 300 Miles in Alabama Dam Ride to Beat MS

Power Pedalers Bike 300 Miles in Alabama Dam Ride to Beat MS

| September 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Several Power Pedalers are biking 300 miles from Lay Dam in Clanton to Foley for the annual Dam Ride to support the National MS Society. Riders will leave Lay Dam at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after camping out the night before so they can get an early start.

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A Cool First Day of Fall That Actually Feels Like an Autumn Day

A Cool First Day of Fall That Actually Feels Like an Autumn Day

| September 22, 2020 @ 12:08 pm

At 12:00 pm, radar shows some scattered shower activity over the west and west-central parts of Central Alabama, but with the dry air in place over the area, most of what is being shown are probably not reaching the ground at this time.

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WeatherBrains 766:  I’ve Slept On Unsatisfactory Couches

WeatherBrains 766: I’ve Slept On Unsatisfactory Couches

| September 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am

This week’s Guest WeatherBrain is known as the “Sprite chaser”.  He travels around North America to document this phenomenon and holds workshops to help others enjoy the beauty of this phenomenon.  He is originally from the UK and moved to Canada in 2000.  Paul Smith, welcome!

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Beta is Now a Tropical Depression; Heavy Rains Continue Over Portions of Texas

Beta is Now a Tropical Depression; Heavy Rains Continue Over Portions of Texas

| September 22, 2020 @ 10:42 am

On the forecast track, the center of Beta will move inland over southeastern Texas through Wednesday and then over Louisiana and Mississippi Wednesday night through Friday.

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Full Moon Bar-B-Que Reaches Out to Children With Statewide ‘Backpack Blessings’ Program

Full Moon Bar-B-Que Reaches Out to Children With Statewide ‘Backpack Blessings’ Program

| September 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am

With the school year getting underway, Full Moon Bar-B-Que has announced the launch of a statewide program, “Backpack Blessings,” aimed at providing food, supplies, and hope to Alabama children.

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Rain Returns Statewide Thursday

Rain Returns Statewide Thursday

| September 22, 2020 @ 5:55 am

Today will be another dry, pleasant day with highs in the 70s, but high clouds will be increasing from the west. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a high in the 70s; a shower could reach West Alabama late in the day, but the better chance of rain comes late tomorrow night as weakening Tropical Storm Beta approaches from the west.

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Hurricane Hunters Find Teddy to be Stronger Tonight

Hurricane Hunters Find Teddy to be Stronger Tonight

| September 21, 2020 @ 10:16 pm

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Teddy could gain a little more strength overnight but should weaken steadily by Wednesday and become a strong post-tropical cyclone near Nova Scotia.

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Paulette Is Back… This Time, No Threat to Land

Paulette Is Back… This Time, No Threat to Land

| September 21, 2020 @ 10:13 pm

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through early Tuesday. Gradual weakening should begin by late Tuesday and continue through Wednesday.

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Beta’s Center Only 5 Miles Away from Port O’Connor at 10:00 pm

Beta’s Center Only 5 Miles Away from Port O’Connor at 10:00 pm

| September 21, 2020 @ 10:10 pm

Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast before Beta reaches the Texas coast. Weakening is anticipated on Tuesday as Beta moves just inland along the Texas coast.

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Teddy Speeding Away from Bermuda

Teddy Speeding Away from Bermuda

| September 21, 2020 @ 7:12 pm

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Teddy is expected to gain some strength overnight, but weaken steadily by Wednesday and become a strong post-tropical cyclone before reaching Nova Scotia.

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Beta Continues to Inch Closer and Closer to the Texas Coast Ever So Slowly

Beta Continues to Inch Closer and Closer to the Texas Coast Ever So Slowly

| September 21, 2020 @ 7:07 pm

On the forecast track, the center of Beta will continue to move toward the central coast of Texas and will likely move inland overnight. Beta is forecast to remain near or just offshore the coast of southeastern Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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