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Clouds Increase Tomorrow; Rain Statewide By Thursday

Clouds Increase Tomorrow; Rain Statewide By Thursday

| September 21, 2020 @ 3:19 pm

FINE FALL DAY: The northern half of the state is enjoying a picture perfect early autumn day; with ample sunshine, temperatures are in the low to mid 70s; the average high for September 21 at Birmingham is 84. Clouds persist over the southern counties of the state, with some patchy light rain near the coast.

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Rain Returns Later This Week Statewide

Rain Returns Later This Week Statewide

| September 21, 2020 @ 5:57 am

Sunny, pleasant weather continues over the northern half of the state today with a high in the upper 70s… clouds linger over the southern part of the state with some light rain near the coast. Tomorrow will be a partly sunny day with a high in the mid to upper 70s over the northern counties, with clouds hanging tough over South Alabama.

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Dry Weekend Ahead With A Cooling Trend

Dry Weekend Ahead With A Cooling Trend

| September 18, 2020 @ 3:28 pm

THIS AFTERNOON: A canopy of cirrus clouds is over Alabama this afternoon, streaming into the state from Tropical Depression 22 in the western Gulf of Mexico. We note some patchy light rain over the southwest corner of the state, otherwise it is a dry afternoon with temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s for most places.

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Cooler Air Moves Into The State Over The Weekend

Cooler Air Moves Into The State Over The Weekend

| September 18, 2020 @ 5:58 am

DRY PATTERN: Look for a partly sunny sky across the great state of Alabama today with a high this afternoon in the low to mid 80s. The average high at Birmingham for September 18 is 85. The sky will stay fair tonight; it will be a very pleasant night for high school football games with temperatures falling through the 70s.

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Long Dry Spell Ahead For Alabama

Long Dry Spell Ahead For Alabama

| September 17, 2020 @ 3:07 pm

DRIER AIR MOVING IN: After morning clouds the sky is now partly sunny across Alabama; temperatures are in the low to mid 80s in most communities, close to seasonal averages for mid-September. Tonight will be mostly fair with a low in the mid 60s.

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Lingering Light Rain Ends Soon; Dry Days Ahead

Lingering Light Rain Ends Soon; Dry Days Ahead

| September 17, 2020 @ 5:58 am

RADAR CHECK: We have some lingering light rain over parts of East and Central Alabama early this morning, but the main rain shield associated with the remnant circulation of Sally is over Georgia and the Carolinas. Rain will end this morning, and the sky becomes partly sunny this afternoon with a high in the low 80s.

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Widespread Rain Continues South And East Of Birmingham

Widespread Rain Continues South And East Of Birmingham

| September 16, 2020 @ 3:18 pm

RADAR CHECK: The northern edge of the rain shield associated with TropicaL Storm Sally is along a line from Linden to Centreville to Birmingham to Piedmont. The heaviest rain is over the southeast part of the state where flash flood warnings have been required. There is still a low end tornado threat over the southeast corner of the state through tonight.

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Sally Is Inland; Rain Spreading Northward

Sally Is Inland; Rain Spreading Northward

| September 16, 2020 @ 5:58 am

ROUGH NIGHT: It has been a horrible night along the Alabama Gulf Coast, with hurricane force wind along with more excessive rain. Hurricane Sally officially made landfall this morning at 4:45 a.m. CT at Gulf Shores; the eye is moving through southern Baldwin County early this morning… and will turn northeast through South Alabama later today as it begins to pick up forward speed.

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Sally Slowly Moves Inland Tomorrow Morning

Sally Slowly Moves Inland Tomorrow Morning

| September 15, 2020 @ 3:08 pm

EYES ON THE GULF: Hurricane Sally will dominate the Alabama weather situation through Thursday. The hurricane continues to slowly weaken in terms of wind; sustained winds are now 80 mph, and it will be a minimal hurricane when the center moves inland on the Alabama coast early tomorrow morning. Forward movement this afternoon is only 2 mph… upwelling from the nearly stationary hurricane has helped in the weakening trend, along with stronger winds aloft creating shear.

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Sally Nearly Stationary; Heavy Rain The Main Concern

Sally Nearly Stationary; Heavy Rain The Main Concern

| September 15, 2020 @ 5:57 am

STILL QUIET TODAY: Alabama’s weather will remain quiet for the northern 2/3 of the state today, but the sky will be mostly cloudy as the canopy of high circus clouds from Hurricane Sally will spread northward. Any showers this afternoon should be widely scattered; most of the rain will remain near the Gulf Coast today.

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Hurricane Sally – Tuesday Morning Update

Hurricane Sally – Tuesday Morning Update

| September 15, 2020 @ 5:01 am

Hurricane Sally now has sustained winds of 85 mph, and is located about 115 miles south of Biloxi. It is practically stationary; drifting to the west/northwest at only 2 mph. Landfall is now expected tomorrow morning near the Mississippi/Alabama border at category one strength. Don’t focus on the exact forecast track or the specific timing […]

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Hurricane Sally – Monday Evening Update

Hurricane Sally – Monday Evening Update

| September 14, 2020 @ 4:41 pm

MONDAY EVENING UPDATE ON HURRICANE SALLY Sally is now packing sustained winds of 100 mph, and is still expected to be a category two at the time of landfall on the Mississippi coast tomorrow night. Potential upwelling from the slow moving system and shear should prevent it from becoming a major, category three hurricane. Given […]

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