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Coastal convection is lifting northward and if we were to see a strong or severe storm it would be out of this activity. Coastal storms will eventually create a more stable atmosphere by the time a line of storms forming in Mississippi gets here. Batch of showers and storms arrives... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: There is a slight chance for showers after 7AM across west Alabama, otherwise it looks dry on Saturday morning. The main round of showers and storms are set to move in during the early afternoon hours to the west of I-65. The stormy corridor looks to impact... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Trying to stay ahead of the storms marching eastward across Alabama Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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I worked in Springfield, Missouri between 2005 to 2011 and during my time there I experienced an awful ice storm in January of 2007. I am talking about 2" of ice and days and weeks without power. While I don't see that much ice developing in SW Missouri on Friday,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The active pattern continues... Our next system that will arrive this weekend will be developing near the Gulf Coast and Monday's system will be forming on its heel. Showers arrive from west to east on Saturday Amounts will generally be light Greatest coverage and amounts occur west of I-65 On... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Late Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday morning The atmosphere recovers quickly during the afternoon hours on Tuesday. Temperatures soar into the 70s and dew points climb into the lower 60s. The radar around 4PM might look like this: *Main area of concern will be the thunderstorms... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A severe storm watch is in effect until 9PM. The squall line has the potential of producing 60 mph wind gusts. Most of the winds produced by the squall line will range from 40 mph to 50 mph. That kind of wind can cause damage and knock out power. Keep... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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ROUND #1: Rough timing of a squall line on Monday night THREATS: ROUND #2: Tuesday evening into Wednesday THREATS: WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 1-3": RECAP: A squall line arrives after 7pm on Monday and impacts the state from west to east through midnight. Storms will be capable of producing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Minor rain accumulation is possible on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. The zone that sees the greatest rainfall is across Lamar, Marion, Fayette, Winston, Walker and Cullman counties. Amounts will range from .10" to locally up to .50". The system that will be responsible is impacting the Midwest. Rain arrives... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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What we need the jet stream to do in order to get better rain chances in The South it looks to do going forward. The first storm system arrives on Wednesday and it will produce .05" to up to .20" of rain. The next system looks to arrive next Monday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The short term weather outlook features above normal temperatures at times, below normal temperatures periodically and better rain chances. We experienced near record high temperatures yesterday and we will do the same. By the weekend though a cold snap arrives and our first widespread frost and freeze are likely on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Model data is still showing a chance for rain and perhaps even a few storms next Saturday. A strong cold front looks to form across the Midwest late next week and track eastward across Alabama on Saturday. The strong storm system looks to draw Gulf moisture northward which would help... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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So every morning that I get up, I review the latest model data. I have consistently seen for a week now that the pattern starts to break down around the 4th of November. Right now, the jet stream ridge has set up over The South and this hot, record breaking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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First record temperatures as the hot and dry weather pattern persists. DAY: LOCATION: RECORD HIGH/DATE: Today Birmingham 86° in 1900 Saturday Birmingham 86° in 1984 Sunday Birmingham 86° in 1984 Halloween Birmingham 87° in 1984 Our first push of cooler air arrives late next week as the hot weather pattern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The radar is lighting up for the first time in over a month! A broken line of showers and storms continues to track east northeast with time. Here's a rough idea as to when your area will see the best chance for wet weather today: The storms will be most... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Here's a look at the latest drought monitor from the Climate Prediction Center: Rainfall deficits: Exceptional drought and rainfall deficit: At least we have hope for moisture and the first chance for showers comes on Friday. Far northwest and northern portions of the WBRC Fox 6 viewing area stands the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We need a pattern change and next week towards the middle to late portion it looks like we will see the jet stream dip in our direction and send a cold front our way. There will be some moisture return but how much is now the question. The EURO model... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The jet stream sends a cold front to Alabama on Saturday. The front will be moisture starved and will NOT bring a chance of rain to the drought stricken state. It will however help steer Hurricane Matthew eastward. Cooler overnight lows in the 50s can be expected by Saturday night... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This fall will be different than previous years because of the drought. Drier than normal conditions have already had an impact on foliage and will continue to over the next couple of months. Personally, I've noticed leaves for the past several weeks that are brown and on the ground in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Saturday starts off dry and dew point temperatures rise during the day instead of fall which will eventually set the stage for showers and storms. Widely scattered showers and storms develop during the afternoon hours on Saturday, ahead of an approaching cold front. The best chance of this happening sets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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High pressure aloft builds in and that usually means two things for Alabama in the summertime; hot temperatures and mainly dry weather. Temperatures rise into the 90s, actually the middle 90s for the majority of the week ahead. The saving grace? Dew point temperatures will be in the 60s and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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If you plan on attending a high school football game this evening, I would bring a poncho if the game you are going to is located east of I-65 and or south of I-20. We are tracking spotty showers on First Alert radar and the chance will remain across this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We don't have to worry about Hurricane Gaston.... The Carolina's need to keep an eye on this tropical disturbance because the chance of development has increased to 40%. The Southeast needs to keep an even closer eye on what may become a tropical depression etc. by Tuesday or Wednesday in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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DISTURBANCE: Near SW Louisiana Not expected to develop Will bring heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to southeastern Texas over the next few days DISTURBANCE: 100 miles SSW of Bermuda 30% chance for development through 5 days Moving slowly towards the Carolinas over the next few days DISTURBANCE:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The WBRC First Alert Weather App shows scattered showers and storms primarily impacting areas north of I-20 on this Friday afternoon. Motion: west Speed: 10 mph Threats: Wind gusts over 40 mph, small hail, localized flooding due to heavy rainfall, frequent lightning Duration: Now through 7pm then decreasing coverage and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at WBRC First Alert Weather