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Saturday’s Weather Xtreme Video: Rain Chances Drop for a Little While; Tropics Remain Active

Saturday’s Weather Xtreme Video: Rain Chances Drop for a Little While; Tropics Remain Active

| August 15, 2020 @ 5:00 am

While it is busy in the tropics with two tropical storms in the Atlantic, none pose a threat to the United States. Rain chances will be dropping throughout the weekend and we may be starting off the workweek dry.

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EXPIRED Flood Advisory for Bullock & Macon Co. Until 9:15 pm

EXPIRED Flood Advisory for Bullock & Macon Co. Until 9:15 pm

| August 14, 2020 @ 6:12 pm

At 610 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain have fallen.

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Alabama Program Helps Students SAIL Into New School Year

Alabama Program Helps Students SAIL Into New School Year

| August 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

As schools in Alabama are starting this fall, Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) has wrapped up a successful summer of virtual and in-person learning for students across Alabama.

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CANCELED Flood Warning for Parts of Cullman, Morgan, & Marshall Counties Until 7:00 pm

CANCELED Flood Warning for Parts of Cullman, Morgan, & Marshall Counties Until 7:00 pm

| August 14, 2020 @ 5:32 pm

At 530 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warning area. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain have fallen.

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Josephine Currently Struggling with Wind Shear; Slight Strengthening May Occur Tonight

Josephine Currently Struggling with Wind Shear; Slight Strengthening May Occur Tonight

| August 14, 2020 @ 3:58 pm

On the forecast track, the center of Josephine is expected to pass to the northeast of the Leeward Islands over the weekend.

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Tropical Storm Kyle Forms Just Off the East Coast and Will Be Moving Farther Away

Tropical Storm Kyle Forms Just Off the East Coast and Will Be Moving Farther Away

| August 14, 2020 @ 3:52 pm

Kyle is moving toward the east-northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h). A continued east-northeastward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected for the next couple of days.

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Showers Becoming Fewer In Number Over The Weekend

Showers Becoming Fewer In Number Over The Weekend

| August 14, 2020 @ 3:37 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have numerous showers and thunderstorms in process across Alabama this afternoon… moving steadily to the east. Heavier storms are likely over the southwest part of the state this evening, where SPC has defined a “marginal risk” (level 1/5)…

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FedEx Ground to Begin Work on $40 Million Logistics Facility in Jefferson County

FedEx Ground to Begin Work on $40 Million Logistics Facility in Jefferson County

| August 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

FedEx Ground will build a $40.6 million facility in Jefferson County that could create 285 full-time and part-time jobs within three years of the project completion, the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) announced today.

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Exciting Events in Can’t Miss Alabama Include Online Shopping, Great Food

Exciting Events in Can’t Miss Alabama Include Online Shopping, Great Food

| August 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am

From a fish fry to a street market to a soccer game… Check out the events that are listed in this week’s edition of Can’t Miss Alabama.

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Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Scheduled to Investigate Josephine Today

Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Scheduled to Investigate Josephine Today

| August 14, 2020 @ 9:49 am

Josephine is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days followed by a turn toward the northwest late this weekend or early next week.

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NWS Birmingham Issues a Marginal Risk for the Southwestern Counties

NWS Birmingham Issues a Marginal Risk for the Southwestern Counties

| August 14, 2020 @ 9:24 am

NWS Birmingham has just released an updated Hazardous Weather Outlook for its county warning area and shows that a Marginal Risk for severe storms has been introduced for the southwestern parts of the area.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Today; Drier Over The Weekend

Occasional Showers/Storms Today; Drier Over The Weekend

| August 14, 2020 @ 5:46 am

RADAR CHECK: Several large areas of rain and thunderstorms are moving across Central Alabama early this morning with temperatures in the 70s. Today will be fairly wet for the state with occasional showers and storms; the high will be in the mid to upper 80s for most communities with only a limited amount of sunshine. Like recent days, stronger storms will produce gusty winds, heavy rain, and lots of lightning.

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