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Fall officially begins at 8:54 this evening but a warm first weekend of Autumn is certainly well underway! High pressure is still anchored over The Carolinas blocking a frontal boundary to the north and west from moving across the region through the end of the weekend. Southerly winds will continue... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Fall officially arrives at 8:54 this evening but this weekend will feel more like the middle of Summer! A ridge of high pressure over the Carolinas will help limit moisture over the region this weekend. Drier air will continue to filter into the region and most locations south and east... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we "wood" like to tell you the story of wood furniture made from genuine Geneva county wood. In Cherokee county you'll meet a photographer who feels the Call of the Wild whenever Creation Calls. Inside The Vault, we'll chill you out with a story that has some real... Continue reading
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The heat goes on across the region as the remnants of Florence remain to our east but as it continues its slow westerly motion a few of the outer rain bands could make it as far as Northeast Alabama but most areas remain dry with highs again approaching 95-degrees and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Although the devastation of Florence will continue to be felt for months the storm continues to weaken as it lifts through the Central Appalachians and into East Tennessee today. The effects on our region will be minimal although there could be a slight increase in rainfall activity as the outermost... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Another hot September day underway across Central Alabama as high temperatures climb into the 94-96 degree range with heat index values in West Alabama reaching 100-104 degrees. Conditions will remain generally dry although there could still be a late afternoon shower or thunderstorm in areas to the north and east.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Florence is now a Tropical Storm and is expected to weaken through the day today as it continues to dump flooding rains across The Carolinas. The wind field around the storm will bring northerly winds across Central Alabama through the remainder of the weekend and into next week. The still... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We're working our way across the state so we'll need some food for the journey. That's why we're visiting Shelby county where we found one of Bama's Best Bar-B-Q Men already hard at work. We're working our way up the ladder of success to find out where firefighters learn to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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Showers began developing in West Alabama early ahead of an approaching cold front which will make slow progress to the east helping produce showers and possibly a few thunderstorms for the remainder of the weekend and into the beginning of the new work-week. The best coverage of rain will be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A cold front associated with the remnants of Gordon will rapidly move into Northwest Alabama today and by this afternoon and into the evening hours will stall across North and West Alabama as the area of low pressure continues lifting north toward The Great Lakes. The result will be likely... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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An increasingly southerly wind flow across Central Alabama will increase our moisture content today and set us up for better rain chances as the weekend ends and a front associated with departing tropical system Gordon approaches the region. In the short run, however, high pressure to our northeast will limit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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With increasingly south and southwesterly winds across the area today there will be s slight increase in shower and thunderstorm activity which will be more pronounced by tomorrow. Mostly dry air will remain in place for much of today but with afternoon heating there may still be a few afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Located in Troy, Camp Butter and Egg is called Camp Butter and Egg because it's on Butter and Egg Road, in case you were wondering. But Butter and Eggs are just the beginning of The Story of The Amazing Maze at Camp Butter and Egg which happens to be Absolutely... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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A ridge of high pressure persists over The Atlantic States and circulation around the high will continue our east/southeasterly wind flow across Alabama. This onshore wind flow will continue to bring tropical moisture to the Southeast even as an area of low pressure off the Louisiana Gulf Coast begins migrating... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The best chances for rain today will again be in areas to the south and west where more abundant moisture is moving in from The Gulf. The area of low pressure responsible for the influx of moisture will drift north and begin to lose strength through the day as an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A weak ridge of high pressure to the north and east remains our dominant weather influence as we begin the Labor Day Weekend. Circulation around the high is producing a weak southeasterly wind flow with onshore winds from the Gulf continuing to pump moisture across Alabama. A weak area of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The weak area of low pressure over the Southeast will slide west today as a ridge of high pressure begins to build strength to the east. A disturbance in the Northern Gulf will also shift west into an area of more concentrated moisture creating scattered rain chances with the best... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we're wandering into a Wonderland with a woman named Alice who'll show us her magical collection in Ragland where she shares her real-life doll house with us. We'll also look into some World History and a the secrets of spy vs. spy with our state's real-life James Bond.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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Drier air began filtering into East Alabama today with only enough remnant moisture in areas to the south and west available to produce rain possibilities. The southerly wind flow will begin to increase tomorrow although the best moisture supply will remain in areas south of I-20 there could be isolated... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A weak ridge of high pressure remains anchored over the Southeast limiting rain to only a few areas even though there were a couple of heat activated showers Saturday afternoon rain chances remain small and diminish with the loss of day time heating limiting any thunderstorm activity to areas closer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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An area of low pressure over South Alabama is allowing just enough lift to produce a few showers and thunderstorms with just enough moisture creeping north to produce a few showers in Southwest Alabama. Mostly clear, mild conditions return tonight with lows ranging from 74 in West Alabama to 68... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we make a return trip to once again savor the flavor of Cullman's Flavor's Bakery. Then, things are looking up as we climb through the pages of history in St. Clair county at Horse Pens 40. We swing open The Vault and look inside a good book but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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Warm west/southwest wind flow continues across Central Alabama spawning early morning showers which will continue scattered across the area through the day with the best chance for rain in areas south of I-20 for the remainder of the day. With the additional clouds and rain temperatures will be limited to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Our strong inflow of Gulf moisture transported north with a persistent west/southwest wind flow will continue today and with an area of low pressure extending south from the Carolina Coast we are again in a set-up favorable for the development of numerous showers and thunderstorms as rain chances remain high... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Southwesterly winds continue pumping moisture over the region and will help contribute to increasing showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon. The better rain chances will be across North Alabama but rain chances remain high area-wide through tonight. The cloud cover will remain consistent today with highs limited to the 86-89... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at WBRC First Alert Weather