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Wes Wyatt
Fox 6 WBRC Meteorologist
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HEAT ADVISORY: The dangerous heat levels will continue this afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be in the 90s; however, the heat index could reach 105º in some areas. As a result, many of our counties (along and west of I-65) are under another heat advisory, which will expire at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT: Temperatures have reached the low 90s across our area but it feels much hotter, with heat indices above 100°. A heat advisory will be in effect through 9 p.m. this evening so be extra careful and don’t over-exert yourself. There are a few isolated storms on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR STORMS TOMORROW AND HOTTER WEATHER: Tomorrow and Friday will be two of our hottest days of the summer so far and there is a good chance we could see heat advisories. The most extreme heat will impact our western counties. Try to get an early start and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR EXTREME HEAT: We will enter a stretch of unseasonably hot weather over the next several days, which will involve highs in the mid to upper 90s, and feels-like temperatures topping 105º. I’d plan on limiting strenuous outdoor activities to the early morning hours. Some of the hottest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: We continue to track some scattered storm development this afternoon but most of the wet weather is near and south of the I-59 corridor. Storms will remain more localized this afternoon and their forward speed has increased a bit, which is better news with respect... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: The chance for scattered storms will linger into this evening so keep an eye on the weather app for possible lightning alerts for your neighborhood. We’re already tracking several big lightning producers over East Alabama. Some of the storms may be strong, with gusty winds,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Our weather has shifted into classic summertime mode. You can expect another warm and muggy start for the day, with high temperatures rising into the upper 80s and low 90s today. Feels-like temperatures will range between 95° and 105° by lunchtime. We could see a few pop-up showers or storms... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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WHAT TO EXPECT TODAY: It’s feeling pretty good this morning and the earlier the better with respect to outdoor activities today. Temperatures will be in the mid 80s by mid-morning and feels-like temperatures will be in the 90s by lunchtime. We could see a storm or shower in the afternoon... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The AC is going to be busy today! Feels-like temperatures will be topping 95° in some areas by lunchtime. Forecast data suggests feels-like conditions could remain in the 80s as late as 10 PM. The sky will stay mostly sunny through midday, with some puffy cumulus clouds returning in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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One of our weather watchers reported a large mysterious ring on the Columbus, MS radar imagery this morning. This is called a “Roost Ring”. The radar beam is detecting thousands of birds simultaneously taking off from their roosting site. The large ring pattern is caused by the birds departing in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: Today is only the third rain-free day we’ve had this month, so the break in the wet weather is very welcomed. The deeper moisture has finally shifted south and most of our area will remain dry, with lots of sunshine this afternoon. It is possible... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: Rain and storms will be moving southeast across our area this afternoon and evening. A cold front is moving into the area and this will bring a gradual end to the wet weather. The heavier storms should push to the far southeast by 7 p.m.,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: Keep an eye to the sky for more scattered storms this afternoon. A few showers and storms will be possible, especially in locations north of I-20. The larger impact this afternoon will be the heat levels. Highs will be in the low 90s, with feels-like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Good morning and happy Independence Day! We are tracking rain over far north Alabama this morning. In fact, at the time of this update, a flash flood warning was in effect for Jackson and Madison Counties. Our area will start off rain-free, with very hot and humid conditions through mid-morning.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING: You can expect a mixture of clouds and sunshine for the remainder of the day, with an increasing threat for a passing shower or thunderstorm. Rain chances will be greatest north of I-20, with chances tapering off to the far south. High pressure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Most areas have enjoyed a nice break in the wet weather today and temperatures will be topping out in the upper 80s this afternoon. This period of rain-free weather will continue in many areas however, keep an eye to the sky for the possibility of a passing downpour or thunderstorm.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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STORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING: We have another First Alert for the possibility of a strong storm this afternoon and evening, especially over northeast counties. Storms could produce gusty winds, frequent lightning, and very heavy rainfall. Considering all of the rain we’ve had lately, a strong wind gust could more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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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 Jun 22, 2017 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 Jun 22, 2017 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 Jun 21, 2017 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 Jun 20, 2017 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 Jun 20, 2017 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 Jun 19, 2017 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