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Wes Wyatt
Fox 6 WBRC Meteorologist
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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 3 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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THE REST OF TONIGHT: The heaviest rain and storms will slowly push east tonight, with pockets of lighter rain and embedded thunder lingering into the early morning hours. We will also have some areas of fog through the early morning, with lows in the 60s in many areas. A cold... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TONIGHT AND TOMORROW: The chance for scattered showers will linger this evening as a boundary lifts north across the area. At the time of this update, isolated downpours were impacting portions of Bibb County. The wet weather will remain highly localized; however, I can’t rule out a rumble... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TONIGHT AND TOMORROW: All of the scattered showers have dissipated this evening and dry weather is expected for the remainder of the night. There is a nice southerly breeze helping with the comfort levels. You can expect a muggy start to our Thursday, with lows near 70°. There... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Today marks the first day of the Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season. Tropical cyclones in this part of the world have little direct impact on our weather however, remnant energy or the associated moisture caught in the southwest flow can sometimes contribute to our wet weather setups. The average tropical... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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It has been a perfect Mother’s Day and the nice weather will continue into this evening. If you’re planning on taking mom to dinner, the weather will remain very nice, with no rain expected. Temperatures will drop to near 80° by 7 p.m. with a light south to southeast wind.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A COOL START FOR MOM’S DAY: The sky has quickly cleared out tonight and a light northerly wind is making it feel a lot cooler. We will start off with morning lows in the mid to upper 50s for Mother’s Day so you may want to grab a long sleeve... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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The days are getting longer and as we count down to summer, it becomes increasingly important to be sun-wise. The month of May is skin cancer awareness month and this is the time of year in which the sun’s rays become more direct, increasing the exposure to ultraviolet radiation. My... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Yesterday marked the beginning of hurricane preparedness week. The Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season begins next week on May 15th however, the Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1st. Tropical systems can have major impacts in central Alabama. Back in 2005, multiple tropical systems impacted our state including Hurricanes Dennis, Rita,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: It has been a picture-perfect weekend across our area, with a very dry air mass in place. This will make for another cool evening, with temperatures bottoming out near 50º. There will be lots of 40s on the map across northern locations, so I’d hang... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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BACK TO SPRING! It is finally feeling like spring again, with temperatures expected to top out in the 70s this afternoon. Winds will remain quite gusty as a cold front pushes across the area and drier air settles in. We currently have a wind advisory that will be in effect... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: We’re continuing to track a large complex of rain with some embedded thunder across the area. The storms along the leading edge of this system have weakened considerably so the tornado watch will continue to be trimmed away from west to east. The atmosphere is becoming increasingly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE SEVERE STORMS TOMORROW: The latest forecast data suggests an organized line of thunderstorms will impact our far western counties beginning in the afternoon tomorrow. Some data suggests the storms could arrive as early as 2 p.m. So I would be weather alert for possible stormy weather... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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You can expect very summer-like conditions for the remainder of the night, with lows in the 70s. We will have a warm southerly breeze, with partly to mostly cloudy conditions. Look for a mixture of clouds and sunshine for tomorrow, with highs nearing 90°. We could see a stray shower... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We are very excited about WeatherFest tomorrow and we hope you can come out and be a part of the fun! The event kicks off at 9 a.m. in front of the McWane Science Center and lasts until 2 p.m. WeatherFest is an event to promote severe weather awareness and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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April 27th, 2011 has become the one day we all think about when severe weather threatens Alabama. In that one day alone, over 290 tornadoes were reported in the U.S., with over 60 confirmed in Alabama. In addition, most tornadoes in our state were violent, with long tracks. Many people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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COOLER AIR RETURNS: The big story leading off this week has been the cooler weather. In fact, this morning we experienced the coolest start since April 9th. Here are some reported lows: Coker 47° Moody 47° Vernon 47° Oakman 48° Hayden 49° Tuscaloosa 49° Anniston 50° Columbiana 51° Alabaster 52°... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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LINGERING CLOUDS AND SHOWERS: We’ve experienced a big drop in temperatures today as a cold core upper level low spins over the state. This is keeping the sky cloudy, with lingering scattered showers. The sky will remain mostly cloudy, with the possibility of scattered light showers overnight. A cool northwest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Lamar, Pickens, Cullman, Winston, Walker, Fayette and Marion counties until 9 p.m. More counties may be added later as a line of scattered strong to severe storms pushes into West Alabama. The rain and storms... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT FOR SCATTERED STORMS: Plan on another summer-like afternoon, with highs in the 80s and scattered showers and thunderstorms. The coverage of scattered showers and storms will be more numerous today as a cold front approaches from the north. Our northern counties will be in the more favorable zone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: It has been an unseasonably warm Easter Sunday, with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 80s this afternoon (about 10° above average). We are tracking more scattered storms and showers over Mississippi and I still can’t rule out a stray pop-up shower over West... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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This evening we are tracking scattered shower and storm development over south Mississippi and some of this wet weather could impact far southwest counties in our area. Otherwise, most locations will remain dry and very warm through the remainder of today and this evening. It has become quite breeze due... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Calm and tranquil weather will continue overnight, with temperatures cooling into the 60s. This will make for a very comfortable start to our Good Friday but plan on hotter weather for the afternoon. A summer-like pattern continues and this will keep rain chances limited, with temperatures running over ten degrees... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather