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This week, Down In The Valley and across the tracks we take you to Winston Place and you'll discover why the tracks and the valley are both part of an All American story. Then we aim to re-introduce you to an artist who really knows how to shoot pictures. Inside... Continue reading
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The stage is set for another oppressively hot, humid day and a Heat Advisory continues through 9 PM tonight. High temperatures will range from 90 to 95 degrees; combined with the humidity, this puts the Heat Indices into the 103 to 106 degree range for a few hours this afternoon.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory, from 11 AM this morning to 9 PM tonight. High temperatures will range from 90 to 95 degrees; combined with the humidity, this puts the Heat Indices into the 103 to 106 degree range for a few hours this afternoon. Heat... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A Heat Advisory continues until 9 pm this evening. High temperatures will range from 93 to 97 degrees which puts the Heat Indices into the 105 to 107 degree range for a few hours through this afternoon and into the early evening hours. Heat related illnesses may be possible for... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
A Heat Advisory is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM this evening. High temperatures will range from 93 to 97 degrees which puts the Heat Indices into the 105 to 107 degree range for a few hours late this morning through this afternoon. Heat related illnesses... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we rope in some good times right out of the chute as we take a rough ride with Rickey West's Bucking Bulls. We take a step back to a simpler time of ice cream floats, sizzling burgers and heroes of The Silver Screen at The Strand Theater in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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An area of low pressure is expected to dig south from the Great Lakes later today and begin the push which will move a stalled front south and set us up for the beginning of the week with a northwest wind flow ushering in drier, more stable air while increasing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A Flood Warning is in effect for West Central Shelby County until 11:45 Sunday morning. Flooding hot spots include Hueytown and Hoover. An area of low pressure is expected to dig south from the Great Lakes later today and begin the push which will move a stalled front south and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A Flood Warning is in effect for West Central Shelby County until 11:45 Sunday morning. Over 4 inches of rain have fallen in locations including Hoover, Pelham, and Riverchase. These areas have the highest risk for flooding. In addition Helena, Chelsea, Indian Springs Village, Oak Mountain Amphitheater Meadowbrook, Joe Tucker... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
A Flood Warning continues until 10:30 for Southern Jefferson County. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain which will likely cause flooding. Over the past 24 hours, over 4 inches of rain have fallen in some locations within the warned area. Bessemer, Hueytown, and Hoover will be the most prone to flooding. Other... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
We are in a typical summertime setup with plenty of instability and a hot humid air mass in place which can produce sudden thunderstorms with accompanying down bursts producing strong thunderstorm winds and torrential downpours. Overall rainfall totals will be be between a tenth and a quarter inch with higher... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we tip our hats to a Blount Springs destination. Just follow the smoke with us to Top Hat Barbecue. Then, we'll make a return trip to Wetumpka where we've carved out another story about something we saw. Inside The Vault, we sit down for the sweet sounds of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
High will be in the Upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon with the warmer temperatures the farther south you go. Warmer temperatures and scattered thunderstorm chances return beginning Tuesday afternoon. In fact, expect high temperatures to trend warmer each day through Thursday. Highs could reach into the upper 90s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
The stalled frontal boundary remains just to our south as an area of high pressure builds strength over Central Alabama. The only rain today is likely to be confined to Southeast Alabama. Tomorrow a return flow of moisture from the Gulf will increase rain chances slightly but the rest of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
Clear and mild conditions have set up across Central Alabama as high pressure builds over the region, accompanied by dry air allowing dew points to fall into the Sixties in some areas and bringing more comfortable conditions for outdoor activities. Mostly clear skies will continue through the afternoon with plenty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
Isolated to scattered strong thunderstorms will be possible across all of Central Alabama through 10 PM. The strongest activity may result in straight line wind damage with up to 60 mph this afternoon and early evening. The question for today is will the cold front actually make it through the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we're shining a new light on one of our state's brightest stars. Come with us to The Bright Star! We re-visit a husband and wife team putting a new spin agriculture with some modern-day farming techniques. We swing open The Vault and swing open the gate with our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
A slight change in our weather pattern today as most of the area will remain rain free through the late morning hours with slightly more stable air thanks to yesterday's late day rain. However, we remain covered by a Tropical air mass. We will begin to experience some showers by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
July begins where the record setting wet month of June ended. We'll see scattered to numerous shower and storm coverage increasing into the afternoon and early evening. Ahead of the main rain areas there may also be isolated showers and storms. In areas of heavy rain there could be some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
A Flash Flood Watch continues until 7 PM tonight for Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Walker, Calhoun Cullman, Cherokee, Etowah and Winston counties. Heavy rain over the past few days has resulted in a very saturated ground. Any prolonged period of heavy rain may result in localized flash flooding across areas... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we're feeling pretty patriotic so anything Red, White and Blue just naturally catches our eye. Come along with us on The Barn Quilt Trail. Our explorations also take us a little deeper into our past as we take a stroll through Desoto Caverns in Childersburg. Inside The Vault... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
Although drier air is now moving into Alabama there are still flooding concerns. The Flood Warning continues for The Cahaba River At Centreville until this evening...or until the Warning is cancelled. Sunday the stage was 23.6 feet. Flood stage is 23 feet. The river will continue to fall to below... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
For the start of this new week, a cooler change is in the works, as unusually dry air plunges south. It certainly won't feel like the first full week of Summer! There may still be some lingering sprinkles in areas to the north and west but the Tropical air mass... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
The cold front is continues to sink slowly south with dew points falling into the low to middle Sixties. The air is still moist in the upper levels so we will still see clouds over the area and even a few areas of light rain over Northwest Alabama where we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
Roads in Blount county, primarily in areas from Hayden west to I-65 have, as of Saturday morning, been deemed impassable. According to Blount county officials the roads are not officially closed but are deemed impassable due to the large amounts of water covering the roads. Remember, if you approach an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather