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Wes Wyatt
Fox 6 WBRC Meteorologist
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NWS Survey Report: NWS is confirming at-least EF-2 type damage (120 mph wind) near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Weibel Drive (three injuries reported). Picture taken from Beacon Parkway in Homewood by Stefanie Caldwell. WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt Twitter @weswyattweather Facebook.com/weswyattfox6 wwyatt@wbrc.com AMS Certified Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE ON TORNADO THREAT: Cindy has weakened into a tropical depression and the current forecast track has the system moving northeast across southern Arkansas and across Tennessee tomorrow. During this time we will remain in a very moist/tropical air mass, with lots of rain and a few thunderstorms.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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LATEST ON CINDY: Tropical Storm Cindy is now about 22 miles southeast of Galveston, TX. The system is a strong tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and a minimum central pressure of 996 MB. The tropical storm is expected to make a landfall south of Lake Charles,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt Twitter @weswyattweather Facebook.com/weswyattfox6 wwyatt@wbrc.com AMS Certified Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We continue to monitor a tropical disturbance about 265 miles south-southwest of the Mouth of the Mississippi River. The system is not a tropical depression or tropical storm just yet, but there is a high confidence this will become better organized. The movement is currently northwest at 9mph and is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The tropical disturbance 93L has now moved into the southern Gulf of Mexico. There is an 80% chance the system could develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours. The Hurricane Hunters are investigating the system this afternoon, although tropical storm force wind gusts are already occurring in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE ON THE TROPICS: There is a 70% chance that a tropical system will form over the Gulf of Mexico within the next 48 hours. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the new model runs this afternoon and we will have more updates arriving after 7 p.m. The latest North... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR TROPICAL DISTURBANCE: This weekend we will be monitoring a tropical disturbance over the Caribbean. Disturbance 93L is expected to drift north and some data suggests the system could enter the northern Gulf by Wednesday. This could produce heavy rain along coastal areas for the second half of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE SEVERE STORMS TOMORROW: The coverage of showers and thunderstorms remains very limited today, with widely scattered pop-ups to the south and southwest. We will keep a small chance of a pop-up shower or storm in the forecast for this afternoon and evening. The heat will be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: This afternoon we are monitoring another round of scattered storm and shower development over south Alabama. This wet weather will continue to drift northwest into our coverage area through the early evening hours. So if you plan on attending the Baron’s game tonight I would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Welcome to the season of hot and humid days, with scattered afternoon thundershowers. This afternoon we are tracking some of these random pop-ups with the threat of locally heavy rain, along with the threat of dangerous cloud to ground lightning. Be on the lookout for possible lightning alerts on our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This best Solar Eclipse in nearly a century will be happening this summer! On August 21st the moon will pass between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow over the United States. What makes this event so unique is that a “Total” Eclipse will be visible in a large... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Happy Monday everyone! With all this rainfall that has been occurring recently, drought conditions have drastically changed for the better since June of last year. Even though there are some Alabama counties today that are technically still considered to be in abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions, the wet weather... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS: The chance for showers and storms will be returning to our area beginning this evening. On radar we are tracking a surge of moisture and northward moving sea breeze producing scattered storms and showers over south Alabama. There is a chance some of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Hello sunshine! We’re finally enjoying some drier air and this nice weather will continue for most areas through the end of the work-week. There is a small ribbon of moisture that could lead to a lone shower in the afternoon over east Alabama. In fact, at the time of this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: Scattered downpours and thunderstorms will remain quite numerous through the evening hours tonight, so hang on to the umbrella. The general motion with the wet weather today has been southwest to northeast. I do want to give you a First Alert for the possibility of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: The radar remains very active this afternoon, with scattered areas of rain and thunderstorms. The storms remain below severe levels however, the threat for heavier rain and lightning will continue. Storms are moving along fairly quickly in a south to north motion. So if a storm does... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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STORM OUTLOOK THROUGH TOMORROW: There are a few thunderstorms on the radar this morning but the coverage is very isolated. At the time of this update, one cell was producing heavy rain and thunder near highway 280. Another area of heavier rain was impacting locations like Anniston and DeArmanville. The... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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STORM OUTLOOK THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY: The atmosphere has stabilized a bit in the wake of the stormy weather we experienced last night and during the early morning hours. This has provided a nice break in the wet weather this afternoon. The lingering cloud cover is also keeping temperatures lower than... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE FOR OVERNIGHT STORMS: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for areas along the highway 278 corridor through 5 a.m. Sunday morning. This includes Marion, Winston, Cullman, Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee counties. The severe risk decreases further south but I still think we need to be alert... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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(HRR Forecast Radar For 11 pM) FIRST ALERT FOR STORMS TONIGHT: Most of our area will continue to enjoy pleasant weather this afternoon, with highs in the 80s. We are monitoring developing storms to the north and northwest. Over time we expect this stormy weather to become a more organized... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE ON RAIN CHANCES FOR THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING A band of heavier rain and thunder continues to work across our area from west to east this morning. There will be a chance for lingering scattered showers or drizzle through the remainder of the day and tonight, as... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The steadier rain will slowly taper off to scattered showers this morning. At the time of this update, the shield of light to moderate rain was continuing to impact areas along and south of I-20. Give yourself some extra drive time because of the wet roads. The sky will remain... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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(HRRR Forecast radar for 10 p.m.) Get ready for another soaking rain! Scattered showers and storms are already increasing in coverage across the area and I’m expecting a steadier rain to develop this evening. The storms should remain non-severe; however, keep an ear out for lightning and possible flood alerts... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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TRACKING MORE STORMS: Heavy rain and storms brought a much needed soaking to our area yesterday and last night. Some parts of the state measured over five inches of rain! Today I’m keeping a close eye on another complex of storms and rain over central Mississippi. This complex has developed... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather