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Our ridge of high pressure continues to weaken today even as it pulls to the east and away from our region allowing a return flow of moisture via the southerly wind flow. All this is happening in advance of a cold front moving out of the Plains but the short... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Plentiful sunshine, a dry air mass and generally dry conditions are the dominant weather influences for the remainder of the weekend and we see a wide temperature swing with cooler temperatures in the east and more moderate conditions in West Alabama. Highs today will be warmer than normal with a... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Plentiful sunshine, a dry air mass and generally dry conditions are the dominant weather influences for the remainder of the weekend and we see a wide temperature swing with cooler temperatures in the east and more moderate conditions in West Alabama. Highs today will be warmer than normal with a... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A ridge of high pressure continues to be the dominant weather player in the Southeast but the ridge is weakening and shifting east which will allow for increased moisture from The Gulf to return to Alabama through the day. This means an increase in clouds and dew points along with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Clouds will increase today as an upper level disturbance swings through the Southeast but even with warmer westerly winds temperatures will be limited to the Middle Fifties because of that added cloud cover. The disturbance should move east tomorrow dragging the clouds along with it so temperatures tomorrow will recover... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WBRC First Alert Weather
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An area of light to moderate snow continues to push east this morning. Once snow ends, the focus becomes temperatures. With strong northerly winds, wind chill values will stay below zero. Even with increasing sunshine through the day, temperatures will only make into the middle teens by Noon with highs... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Hazardous wind chills are also expected to continue through the morning as wind chills range from the single digits below zero across the north to single digits above zero in the south. Today temperatures in the teens and hazardous wind chills near or just below zero will continue through the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Even though the snow has mostly ended across areas along and north of I-59, the combination of bitter cold and minor snow accumulations will produce icy patches on area roadways. Emergency management and law enforcement officials have reported slick roads and dangerous travel conditions across many counties in North Central... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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An Arctic cold front is expected to continue to bring light to moderate snow to all of our region through tonight although most of the snow ends by mid-evening. Snow accumulations are expected to be less than 2 inches, but temperatures in the 20s as the snow falls can still... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Temperatures in the upper levels of the atmosphere remain well below freezing and even in areas to the south which have remained just above freezing at the surface for much of the day temperatures will drop quickly as the brief bout of wintry weather and colder air continue spreading south.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we discover a spot down on Mobile Bay called Murder Point. That's where you go to find some killer oysters. Then, Alabama's newest contribution to the music world is knocking 'um dead from coast to coast. You'll meet Browan Lollar from St. Paul and The Broken Bones! Inside... Continue reading
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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY - TUESDAY After a cold beginning to the second half of the weekend a bit of a warm-up can be expected beginning this afternoon. However, a couple of weather disturbances swinging across the northern half of the region will produce a few more clouds, possibly even... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Cold air and high pressure remain in place this morning with slightly warmer afternoon temperatures compared to yesterday highs on Sunday than compared to Saturday. Temperatures will generally range from 40-45 with lighter but still northerly winds. One weather disturbance will spread a few clouds from Missouri and Arkansas but... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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As the area of low pressure pulls north and east and high pressure builds over the region, winds will remain strong today making it feel even colder than our 35-degree forecast high. These gusty northerly winds will continue to pump dry, cold air into the area. The cloud deck will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Dry air has moved into the region ending our lingering chance for snow flurries with gradual clearing to follow and sunshine returning by this afternoon. Today's highs will be within a degree or two of 35 with lows tonight will be around 20. Cold air Northwesterly winds will bring wind... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we'll tell you a story a hundred years in the making and a celebration of a project which brought a sense of community and electricity in Chilton county. Then it's south to Slocomb and the story of a family who found opportunity in The Land of Opportunity. Inside... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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FIRST ALERT FOR FREEZING RAIN MIDNIGHT UNTIL 9 AM MONDAY MORNING. The air was still very dry this morning with a persistent northwest wind. Clouds continue to thicken and overspread the area in advance of the next weather system. Winds also become more southeasterly this afternoon as an area of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT: A Winter Weather Advisory from Midnight through 9 am Monday. Today looks mostly dry across Central Alabama with a chilly easterly wind flow through the day. Later this afternoon and tonight winds shift and become more southerly allowing a return flow of moisture ahead of a developing storm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A cold dome of high pressure once again allowed temperatures to fall into the Teens and Twenties today but this should be the final day of such frigid temperatures for a few days as a gradual warming trend begins today. Still, Saturday afternoon temperatures remain well below normal, but a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Rain associated with a developing storm system will spread across the area late Sunday afternoon and into Sunday night. The air mass across the northeast counties may be cold enough Sunday night to support sleet and a very low chance of freezing rain. Surface temperatures will likely be above freezing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we're spanning the state and the seasons as we take our travels on this road. So, take a trip with us to visit the scarecrows of Autumn in Opp. Plus, the Year-Round Rounds of the Mailman of Magnolia Springs. Then, a peek inside The Vault as we reveal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect from Midnight tonight through Noon Tuesday and a Hard Freeze Watch is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning. In addition a Winter Weather Advisory continues until 6 PM this evening. Then for northern areas of Central Alabama a Wind Chill Advisory... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 am through 6 pm today. Light freezing rain and ice pellets expected. The ice will result in slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges. Ice accumulations less than a tenth of an inch are expected. A very cold air mass will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 am through 6 pm today. Light freezing rain and ice pellets expected. The ice will result in slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges. Ice accumulations less than a tenth of an inch are expected. A very cold air mass will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The cold front which moved through Alabama Saturday is well to the southeast now. It did bring some cooler north winds but forgot to take the cloud cover along so expect clouds today and even a few sprinkles this afternoon as surface winds shift to the southwest quickly this morning... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather