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Wes Wyatt
Fox 6 WBRC Meteorologist
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This week we will be able to observe an event in the night sky that won’t happen again until 2065! The two bright planets Venus and Jupiter will converge in the evening sky on Saturday August 27th. For the past several months, Jupiter has dominated the evening sky and you... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at WBRC Weather
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THIS AFTERNOON: If you were thinking about washing the car or mowing the lawn today, I say go for it! The weather should cooperate in most areas. A few pop-up showers or a storm will be possible, but the coverage will be very isolated and more likely located over southwest... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WBRC Weather
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We will be keeping a close eye on Invest 99L in the Atlantic over the coming days. Model data suggests this system will eventually track northwest towards Florida later this week. The system may become a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm. There is a 50% chance of development over the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WBRC Weather
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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS AFTERNOON: A cold front has stalled just south of Montgomery and the drier air behind this system has entered the northern part of Alabama. At last check, the dew point at Meridianville, just north of Huntsville, was down to a crisp 52°. Further south dew points... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WBRC Weather
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A cold front has entered the northwest corner of the state this afternoon and this has sparked another wide-spread coverage of showers and storms, especially in areas along and south of the I-20 corridor. The chance for a shower or storm will linger into tonight, especially for areas along and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WBRC Weather
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Yesterday evening I had an opportunity to speak to the Civil Air Patrol in Tuscaloosa. The meeting took place at the Tuscaloosa Airport Terminal. You can see the Storm Tracker parked in the background. The location was perfect because it allowed me to describe the tools and technology associated with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC Weather
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HOTTER WITH SCATTERED AFTERNOON STORMS: We’re off to a very steamy start today! At last check, feels-like temperatures were in the low 90s. Much like yesterday, high pressure to our east will keep rain chances rather limited. A few isolated showers and storms will be possible in the afternoon and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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We’re back on radar watch for scattered storm and shower development this afternoon. At last check, we were monitoring scattered showers drifting north across I-20. A band of heavier rain and storms was also lifting north into Marengo and Choctaw County, over West Alabama. This heavier rain will likely reach... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN/STORMS: At the time of this update, we were tracking another band of rain and thunderstorms lifting in from the southwest direction. This wet weather will impact our area from southwest to northeast through the remainder of the day and evening. The rain threat will come to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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THIS WEEKEND: The disturbance responsible for the unsettled pattern and flooding over Louisiana continues a very slow drift west. This system will keep our area in a very tropical air mass, with lots of clouds and numerous scattered showers. For today there will be a threat for thunderstorms by lunchtime... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks Thursday and Friday. The best time for viewing across our area will be late Thursday night through early Friday morning, looking north towards the constellation Perseus. So will there be lots of cloud cover overhead? We do have a mostly cloudy sky in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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It sure feels like beach weather today with rain one minute followed by a mixture of clouds and sunshine! At the time of this update, no storms were detected over our area, but there were numerous scattered tropical downpours. Before heading out the door you may want to check the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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FEELING VERY TROPICAL: A broad area of low pressure located along the Gulf coast will continue to pump in lots of moisture, fueling scattered tropical downpours and some thunderstorms. At the time of this update the wet weather was continuing to track east to west across our area, with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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SHOWERS/STORMS CONTINUE: A low pressure system over the big bend area of Florida will keep the weather unsettled across Alabama over the next few days. This system has pulled in a very moisture-rich air mass that is fueling scattered heavy downpours. At the time of this update, flood advisories were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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SHOWERS/STORMS LIKELY: A low pressure system over the big bend area of Florida will keep the weather unsettled across Alabama over the next few days. This system has pulled in a very moisture-rich air mass and as temperatures rise, we will see another good coverage of storms and showers this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: At the time of this update we were continuing to track an organized cluster of rain and storms over the Tennessee Valley. This stormy weather is starting to impact our far northern areas, with lightning detected near the City of Cullman. The stormy weather will impact our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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A PASSING SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM TODAY: We will start off the day with temperatures in the 70s this morning and there may be some patchy fog for the drive in. The heat and humidity will quickly return with temperatures nearing 90° by lunchtime. I would also grab the umbrella because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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MORE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON: You can certainly tell it is the first day of August, with feels-like temperatures at or above 100°. The hot and steamy weather will lead to more pop-up storms and showers this afternoon. So be listening out for possible thunder and also have the weather app... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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It is going to feel much hotter across our area this afternoon due to the greater supply of sunshine and the more scattered nature of the rainfall. At the time of this update, widely scattered showers and storms were impacting portions of East Alabama. We were also tracking isolated showers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: The chance for rain and storms will continue this afternoon and evening, with the highest chances in areas along and south of I-20. Some locations north of I-20 received over 2” of rain today and the rain cooled air is causing quite a spread in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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NOT AS HOT WITH SHOWERS: We’re finally experiencing the long advertised break in the extreme heat. For many locations, temperatures during the lunchtime hour will be running nearly 10° lower than the same time yesterday. Today we’re positioned between high pressure to the east and a disturbance over Mississippi. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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We will be keeping an eye on a surge of moisture over south Alabama that could bring a few scattered storms and showers after 2PM. The greatest chance for rain will be in locations south of the I-20 corridor and a strong storm can’t be ruled out, with frequent lightning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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We’re off to another very warm and muggy start this morning and it won’t take long for temperatures to rebound into the middle to upper 80s by mid-morning. I do think that today we will see more scattered showers and storms in the late afternoon. Forecasts data suggest the wet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Today we’re experiencing a near repeat of Sunday’s weather, although today it feels even hotter! As of 11 AM temperatures had already reached 90° in many locations, with feels like temperatures approaching 100°. Be extra careful in this heat over the next several hours, take frequent breaks, and stay well... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Some locations are experiencing heat relief this afternoon thanks to scattered showers and thunderstorms. While temperatures may be lower, the rain is making for some extremely muggy conditions. Some of our rain-free locations continue to experience dangerous heat levels, with temperatures in the middle 90s and heat index values above... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at WBRC Weather