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Hot Afternoons; Showers Scarce Through Sunday

Hot Afternoons; Showers Scarce Through Sunday

| August 7, 2020 @ 5:28 am

QUIET PATTERN CONTINUES: The weather won’t change too much across Alabama through the weekend. Precipitable water values will drop a bit, meaning showers will be pretty hard to find each afternoon (although the chance of rain is not zero). Look for mostly sunny days, fair nights, and highs will be in the low 90s today, and between 92 and 95 over the weekend. Odds of any one spot getting wet today are 10 percent, and closer to 5 percent tomorrow and Sunday.

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Alabama Power Crews Travel to East Coast to Assist in Storm Restoration

Alabama Power Crews Travel to East Coast to Assist in Storm Restoration

| August 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

The company’s lineworkers often travel outside the state to assist when large storms strike elsewhere, just as out-of-state companies assist when Alabama needs help. Now, Alabama Power crews are heading to New Jersey, where Tropical Storm Isaias left many without power.

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Mostly Dry Tomorrow Through Sunday

Mostly Dry Tomorrow Through Sunday

| August 6, 2020 @ 3:23 pm

RADAR CHECK: Isolated showers and thunderstorms persist across Northeast Alabama this afternoon; a few of them are producing heavy downpours along with frequent lightning. But, most of the state is dry with a partly sunny sky. Temperatures are between 87 and 92 for most communities.

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Restoration of Alabama’s Lightning Point Nearly Complete

Restoration of Alabama’s Lightning Point Nearly Complete

| August 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Construction of new breakwaters, jetties, marshes and tidal creeks are nearly complete at Lightning Point in Bayou La Batre.

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SPC Issues Mesoscale Discussion That Includes the NE Corner of Alabama

SPC Issues Mesoscale Discussion That Includes the NE Corner of Alabama

| August 6, 2020 @ 1:12 pm

Storms capable of producing mainly isolated damaging winds should persist through the early evening. Watch issuance appears unlikely at this time.

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Storms Forming At Midday, Some Could Become Briefly Strong to Severe

Storms Forming At Midday, Some Could Become Briefly Strong to Severe

| August 6, 2020 @ 12:19 pm

We have a good bit of scattered showers and thunderstorms over the northeastern quarter of Central Alabama as we move into the midday hour.

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Update From NOAA: Extremely Active Hurricane Season Possible for Atlantic Basin

Update From NOAA: Extremely Active Hurricane Season Possible for Atlantic Basin

| August 6, 2020 @ 11:54 am

Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service.

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College Admissions Made Possible Helps Underserved Students Achieve College Goals

College Admissions Made Possible Helps Underserved Students Achieve College Goals

| August 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am

College Admissions Made Possible has multiple programs to smooth the path toward college for underserved students in Birmingham and Alabama’s Black Belt, including College Compass.

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Hot Summer Days; Isolated Showers

Hot Summer Days; Isolated Showers

| August 6, 2020 @ 5:30 am

DOG DAYS: Alabama’s weather today will be much like recent days; partly sunny with just a few isolated showers and thunderstorms around. We note one lone shower over Cherokee County early this morning, but most of the showers will come during the afternoon and evening hours. Otherwise, today will be partly to mostly sunny with a high around 90 degrees. The average high for Birmingham on August 6 is 91.

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Alabama Cities Taking to the Water With New Shoreline Public Parks

Alabama Cities Taking to the Water With New Shoreline Public Parks

| August 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

More Alabama cities are discovering, or rediscovering, the allure and economic development potential of their waterfronts.

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Showers Remain Isolated; Most Communities Stay Dry

Showers Remain Isolated; Most Communities Stay Dry

| August 5, 2020 @ 3:04 pm

RADAR CHECK: We do have a few isolated showers across the eastern half of Alabama this afternoon, they are small and moving quickly to the northeast. Otherwise, most communities are dry with a partly to mostly sunny sky; temperatures are mostly in the 87-92 degree range at mid-afternoon. The small showers will fade away tonight after sunset as the air cools and becomes more stable.

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Obex Health Creates Tailor-Made Face Masks to Keep People Safe From COVID-19

Obex Health Creates Tailor-Made Face Masks to Keep People Safe From COVID-19

| August 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Obex PPE is in demand among health providers and supplies high safety for teachers, schoolchildren and people who interact with the public for work.

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