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Some Tropical Mischief Possible Over the Atlantic This Weekend

Some Tropical Mischief Possible Over the Atlantic This Weekend

| May 28, 2020 @ 7:01 pm

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook as there is a surface trough and associated upper-level disturbance over the central Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles east-southeast of Bermuda, producing disorganized shower activity and gusty winds.

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Strong Storms Affecting Lamar & Fayette Co.

Strong Storms Affecting Lamar & Fayette Co.

| May 28, 2020 @ 6:02 pm

At 548 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Blooming Grove, or near Vernon, moving northeast at 25 mph.

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Six Energy-Saving Tips for an Alabama Summer

Six Energy-Saving Tips for an Alabama Summer

| May 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Keep blinds, shades, and draperies on the sunny side of the house closed to reduce the amount of heat entering your home.

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Stronger Thunderstorms Moving into Lauderdale, Colbert, & Franklin Co.

Stronger Thunderstorms Moving into Lauderdale, Colbert, & Franklin Co.

| May 28, 2020 @ 4:37 pm

At 433 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Burton to Fairview to New Salem. Movement was east at 45 mph.

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Scattered Storms Through Tomorrow; Then A Dry Weekend

Scattered Storms Through Tomorrow; Then A Dry Weekend

| May 28, 2020 @ 2:55 pm

WATCHING THE RADAR: Scattered thunderstorms will likely develop across Alabama over the next 4 hours in a moist, unstable environment over Alabama, and ahead of an upper low over Arkansas. Where storms do form, they could be strong with potential for small hail and strong winds; SPC has all of Alabama in a low end, “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe weather through tonight.

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Birmingham’s Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance Ends Friday

Birmingham’s Mandatory Face Mask Ordinance Ends Friday

| May 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

The city of Birmingham will not extend its mandatory face covering ordinance beyond midnight Friday, May 29, but that doesn’t mean citizens need to become complacent, said Mayor Randall Woodfin.

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All Quiet as We Approach Midday; Slight Risk Removed for Today

All Quiet as We Approach Midday; Slight Risk Removed for Today

| May 28, 2020 @ 11:40 am

As of 11:25 am, radar is free from any shower or thunderstorm activity, but that is expected to change later this afternoon and into the evening hours. Temperatures as of the 11:00 am round-up were in the 70s to the mid-80s across Central Alabama.

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U.S. Pizza Deliveries Could Provide Gauge of COVID-19 Concerns

U.S. Pizza Deliveries Could Provide Gauge of COVID-19 Concerns

| May 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Pizza chains like Papa John’s International Inc. are seeing a bigger piece of the sales pie as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to more deliveries and takeout.

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Strong to Severe Storms Possible Later Today & Tonight

Strong to Severe Storms Possible Later Today & Tonight

| May 28, 2020 @ 9:43 am

All of North/Central Alabama has been placed in a risk for severe storms for today and tonight as a strong upper-level system approaches the area.

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Scattered Storms Through Tomorrow; Dry Weekend Ahead

Scattered Storms Through Tomorrow; Dry Weekend Ahead

| May 28, 2020 @ 5:47 am

SUN AND STORMS: A batch of showers and thunderstorms is passing through Central Alabama early this morning, those will end soon. The midday hours look fairly quiet today with intervals of sunshine and temperatures rising into the 80s. Then, more scattered thunderstorms form by mid to late afternoon and early tonight. Those storms could be strong; possibly severe in spots. SPC has defined a “slight risk” (level 2/5) of severe thunderstorms for areas north and west of Birmingham, with a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for the rest of the state.

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