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The chance for a shower to cool you off today is 10%. RADAR AS OF 2:45pm: FIRST ALERT MAGIC CITY WEEKEND STORMS: The storm chance continues to climb for Saturday which could easily impact any one of the number of outdoor events going on. Even events that start in the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT: Widely scattered showers and storms will continue to form today and impact areas west of I-65 early on and then east later in the afternoon. During the evening and early overnight hours, showers and storms will be possible, especially east of I-65. Bring a poncho if you are... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Tracking our next system that's impacting the Midwest today! FUTURE RADAR: There is a small chance for a few showers and storms on Friday morning. Greatest chance sets up northwest. Widely scattered showers and storms are expected on Friday afternoon. Some of these may disrupt your lunch plans. Keep up... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Long range model data continues to point at the Friday time frame for our next round. Long range data does not 100% agree on the timing nor the strength. Storms could begin as early as Thursday night or hold off completely until Friday. Or storms may arrive later into Friday... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Tracking bands of rain moving eastward across the state on this Thursday afternoon. Winds aren't too bad though you'll notice the breeze at times around 15-20 mph. Here's a look at the future radar for the rest of today: It will be breezy at times overnight tonight but I think... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT for those going to the Baron’s game this evening and especially the Dave Matthews concert in Tuscaloosa because rain and storm chances look to increase towards the end of both events. Bring a poncho and hope for no lightning! FIRST ALERT WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY: Rain and storms... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Areas along and west of I-65 are under a tornado watch until 7pm. Some of the strongest storms are impacting far west Alabama as of noon with numerous tornado and severe storm warnings connected with them. The strongest of the storms will be capable of producing wind gusts in excess... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT STORMY UPDATE FOR SUNDAY: We finally get to see high resolution output regarding storms on Sunday. All data in fact shows showers possible across west Alabama after 4pm but storms holding off until the evening hours. West Alabama should be ready for storms which could be severe after... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We will be tracking another potent storm system that will impact the Midwest first on Saturday. This system will be impacting Alabama on Sunday but the question is the strength and timing. High resolution data shows an earlier arrival time on Sunday afternoon... GFS model shows a later time from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Tracking a line of severe storms that is a little over 250 miles away from the border of west Alabama. This line looks to be in the weakening phase when it arrives across west Alabama after 11PM. The broken line of storms will impact the I-65 corridor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE THURSDAY MORNING: Data continues to show a round of storms impacting Alabama on Thursday during the morning and perhaps during the early afternoon hours. As expected, the timing continues to fluctuate. Data now shows an earlier chance. We will feel much more confident by Wednesday regarding the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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All model data shows our next chance for storms on Thursday morning. FIRST ALERT for travelers to plan on a wet commute and a potential slow one. Some of the parameters also point at possible severe storms and this will be something to watch. As we know, confidence in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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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