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High pressure centered over Virginia continues to dominate our weather through the beginning of the weekend although there may be some increase in cloud cover with south/southeasterly winds bringing in more moisture as the high begins to migrate east. Afternoon temperatures will rise a degree or so from the end... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A ridge of high pressure will move east today ahead of an approaching weather disturbance coming south from The Plains bringing us a warm, dry Saturday with moisture increasing ahead of enhanced Sunday rain chances, especially Sunday night. The change begins tomorrow. Rain will likely hold off for most of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we're talking partnerships.... In Gardendale, Greg and Susan McGill work together with their fine feathered friends. From White Doves to Lake Wedowee, we'll find out how you get to be known as Air Junkies. Inside The Vault, there's a partnership between brother and sister which brought back to... Continue reading
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A cold front sinking south will bring more seasonal temperatures to Central Alabama in the week ahead but ahead of the front a band of rain will begin developing by late morning to mid-day. The more widespread rain coverage is most likely across the southeast but coverage is still likely... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Ahead of a cold front we see a chance for isolated showers by mid morning. As the front approaches West Alabama around mid-day we expect coverage to increase through the afternoon with the front nearing the I-59 corridor around sunset although overall moisture will be limited there could still be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A rain free day is in store for the region today as we see one more day of warm temperatures with only a few scattered clouds. Clouds increase overnight as another front approaches. Highs today will range from 84 to 88 with a few spots touching 90 and overnight lows... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week ... When you meet a World Champion named Ryder do you even have to ask what he does? It's just that Ryder rides better than any other nine-year-old in the Rodeo World. Also, we'll visit some Unforgettable Places when we show you where one man finds Forgotten Alabama.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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Nate is growing stronger.... A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for Baldwin and Mobile Counties. Winds have increased to 85 mph. The storm is moving north-northwest at 22 mph. Nate will continue moving north toward the north central Gulf coast region today and brings a quick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A Flash Flood and Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are now in effect for portions of Central Alabama. NATE is now officially a Category One Hurricane and could strengthen further before making landfall somewhere along the Northern Gulf Coast late tonight or early Sunday morning. The storm could bring heavy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we're empowering you with the Power of Flower down in Bullock county. Then, you'll meet a man who'll empower you with his knowledge of snakes and how to catch them in your own Cahaba Snake Trap. Inside The Vault, we'll look inside some barrels which contain a concoction... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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Drier air has filtered in the area and will keep most of Central Alabama rain free for the day. Cooler air will filter in as well but will be more pronounced in areas east of I-65 where temperatures will top out around 76 while in West Alabama we'll see highs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A ridge of high pressure remains in place this morning and will continue to be the dominant weather player through the first half of next week. The large high over New York state continues sliding east setting up a wedge of cool air sending a bakc door cold front through... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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High pressure moves east today bringing a more easterly wind flow, bringing cooler, drier weather for the region. Rain will develop just off the Georgia Coast today , tonight and Sunday and could bring a few rain areas in the southeastern counties by Monday but most of Central Alabama will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we're going wild over wildflowers out on Lookout Mountain because they may hold the cure for what ails you. \ Also, we meet a Hot Young Birmingham Artist who'll favor us with some Cool Jazz. Inside The Vault we take to the skies over Russell county and meet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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Aside from the activity in The Tropics and the storms moving out of The Rockies, our weather pattern remains fairly stagnant Hurricane Maria continues to move slowly north over the Atlantic. A ridge of low pressure meanwhile is maintaining an easterly wind flow over Central Alabama although a ridge of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Jose continues to deteriorate further over the Atlantic east of New England while the low over the Northern Gulf moves back toward Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coasts. Maria moves further north while the West Coast system progresses eastward toward the Rockies. Monday Jose is absorbed into Maria while the system... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Hurricane Maria will continue to drift northward northeast of the Bahamas while we only experience some light, easterly winds and limited rain chances for go with our hot, humid conditions with daytime heating and remnant boundaries still the main forcing mechanisms for development of summer-like showers and thunderstorms with the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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As Hurricane Maria continues to move north across the the Caribbean toward the East Coast an area of low pressure moves out of the western US, leaving an area of high pressure in control of the Southeast weather bringing only a few afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we've got a story that even the teller admits sounds like a Fish Tale. See how the Bass Man does it. Then, we visit some fine feathered friends and find our who's giving them a helping hand. and a wing up on a new life. We swing open... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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This week we're riding along on a carousel and we're not horsing around. Then...Wastin' Away Again? Not These Rock and Rollers. Like Rock and Roll, they're here to stay. Inside The Vault, we're never too tangled up to make a return visit to the Autauga county Vine Man. And... Way... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter
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A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect from late-day Monday through Tuesday for East Alabama, from Blount county to Etowah county to Cherokee county aNd points south. Sustained winds of 30-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph are possible. Tropical Storm warnings extend as far south as Dothan in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A TROPICAL STORM WATCH LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY FOR EAST ALABAMA Irma is expected bring life-threatening wind and storm surge to the Florida Keys and southwestern Florida as an extremely dangerous today where 10 to 15 feet of inundation above ground level is expected. Wind hazards from Irma are also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Irma maintains its strength as a Category 4 Hurricane The track guidance continues to insist on Irma turning west-northwestward before turning sharply north-northwestward and accelerating, moving parallel to the west coast of Florida and then into Georgia. The new NHC forecast track has again shifted slightly westward. Because of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Irma is now classified as a Category 4 Hurricane by the National Hurricane Center. The track guidance continues to insist on Irma turning west-northwestward soon, moving along the Cuban Keys adjacent to the north coast of Cuba during the next 24 hours. After that time, Irma is expected to turn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This week we start with a Boom when we re-visit Fort Payne to take part in their historic Boom Days. Then...Lights, Camera, Action! We're down in Dothan for a cinematic story of one woman's search for her own Roots and her efforts to bring it to the big screen. Inside... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Absolutely Alabama with Fred Hunter