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Wes Wyatt
Fox 6 WBRC Meteorologist
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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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago at WBRC Weather
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August is almost here and that means we are in the dog days of summer in Alabama. During this time of the year our weather pattern is often dominated by weak upper air wind patterns, extreme heat, and humidity. These ingredients combine to produce daily rounds of storms or convection... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: The Heat Advisory will remain in effect throughout the remainder of the day and this evening. At last check, feels-like temperatures had topped the century mark in many locations. Even tonight, temperatures will remain in the 80-degree range through 12AM. We are tracking spotty showers and storms... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: A Heat Advisory will remain in effect across our entire are through 9 PM Saturday. A dangerous heat wave will continue to produce daytime temperatures in the middle to upper 90s, with heat index values topping 100°. Take extra precautions outdoors, stay well hydrated, and avoid strenuous... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Feels-like temperatures are in the 95° to 100° range this afternoon. The good news is that we’re seeing pop-up showers and storms that are providing some relief. There is a chance one or two stronger storms may materialize, with damaging straight-line winds, small hail, and frequent lightning.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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HEAT WAVE DEVELOPS: Today marks the beginning of a heat wave that will continue through the rest of the week. At last check temperatures were already approaching 90° in some areas, with isolated showers beginning to pop-up. The chance for a shower or storm will linger through the rest of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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A heat wave will be the big story over the coming days as a strong upper level ridge of high pressure builds over the region. This will limit the number of afternoon storms, and we’re already seeing fewer pop-ups today. That being said, there are some isolated showers scattered throughout... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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It has been another textbook July afternoon across our area, with heat and humidity and spotty pop-up storms. Today we’re seeing the classic pulse type storms that are slow movers and fairly short lived. There is a more organized axis of heavy rain and storms over the Tennessee Valley, along... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING: The atmosphere has stabilized a bit in the wake of the heavy rain and storms that impacted our area yesterday. Temperatures will be topping out near 90° this afternoon and I still can’t rule out a pop-up shower or storm through the early... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: The showers and storms are popping up right on time this afternoon. The greatest coverage of rain at the time of this update was south of I-20/50 but we could still see some development further north later this afternoon. We’ve had lots of stormy weather over the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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The two most favorable areas for seeing rain this afternoon will be locations to the southeast and also areas over West Alabama. We are tracking another axis of strong storms over East Mississippi and this stormy weather will cross the state line and impact portions of West Alabama from west... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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INCREASING STORM POTENTIAL: So far most of the storm activity this afternoon has been located over West Alabama, along a boundary created by rain cooled air over East Mississippi. This axis of scattered rain and storms will march east-northeast throughout the remainder of the afternoon and evening so be on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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The extreme heat has managed to produce a good coverage of scattered thunderstorms today. A few of these storms have reached severe levels, with strong winds and frequent lightning. The strong storm threat will linger into the evening hours. The good news is that the storms will help bring some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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UPDATE ON AFTERNOON RAIN CHANCES: Radar today shows a more isolated pattern with respect to rainfall coverage across the area. At the time of this update we were tracking storms over East Alabama, with scattered showers over southwest Alabama. Temperatures are on the rebound and there is a good chance... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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At the time of this update the heaviest rain and storm activity was entering south Alabama and far eastern Alabama. In fact, folks traveling home from the beach may encounter some heavy rain with storms over Clarke County. Most of our area will catch a break in the wet weather... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STRONG STORMS: Showers and storms will be likely throughout the remainder of the day as a disturbance moves across our area. We may see one or two stronger storms with the primary concern being 30-40 mph wind gusts, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. The good news... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Temperatures are rising quickly across our area and we will easily see highs back in the mid 90s this afternoon. There will be a chance for a pop-up shower or thunderstorm and storms will be capable of producing frequent lightning and strong wind gusts. Forecast data shows the chance for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Today the extreme heat has sparked a decent coverage of scattered storms and showers. This threat will continue through the remainder of the afternoon and early evening hours. Some storms have and will continue to produce intense cloud-to-ground lightning, so have the First Alert Weather App handy for alerts. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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Feels-like temperatures have topped the triple digit mark in many areas this afternoon but despite the extreme heat, we don’t see much in the way of heat-driven showers. The typical summer pop-ups will remain quite limited due to drier air aloft. The sky will remain mostly clear this evening, with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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We've had lots of clouds overhead this afternoon and this is having an impact on the number of showers and storms in our area. Areas to the north should remain mostly dry through the rest of today, with the chance of showers and storms lingering in areas along and south... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at WBRC Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: This afternoon we are monitoring another big increase in the number of showers and storms. Much like yesterday, some storms may be very strong, with gusty straight-line winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain that could rapidly lower road visibility. Most of the storms at the time of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at WBRC Weather