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Wes Wyatt
Fox 6 WBRC Meteorologist
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: A large band of rain, including a few weak thunderstorms, will continue to impact the area this afternoon and evening. At the time of this update, the leading edge of the rain and storms had crossed I-65, with a larger swath of rain extending west to the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at WBRC First Alert Weather
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I’m still expecting some nice spring weather for today, with lots of sunshine and temperatures nearing record territory. Highs will be in the middle 80s, with a southerly wind. We will be keeping an eye on a cluster of storms to the far north that will ride the flow southeast... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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SPRING ARRIVES: The spring season has officially arrived! This morning at 5:29 a.m. marked the vernal equinox. This is a time of the year in which the length of day and night are nearly equal and the sun’s rays strike most directly near the equator. The earth rotates at an... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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It turned out to be a picture perfect afternoon for the final day of winter! The spring season officially arrives tomorrow morning with the vernal equinox at 5:29 a.m. The weather will remain very tranquil through this evening, with a light and variable wind. Temperatures won’t be quite as cold... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We are tracking a cold front across far north Alabama and this boundary will bring clearing conditions across our area and a big drop in temperatures tonight. So while it feels comfortable this afternoon, don’t forget to grab the jacket before heading out this evening. This will be a dry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A COLD START: Spring is officially five days away but this morning we’re waking up to some of the coldest air of the season. Freeze warnings and hard freeze warnings are in effect for areas as far south as the Gulf Coast and northern Florida. Temperatures at the time of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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(Anniston March 1993) 1993 SUPERSTORM: Twenty-four years ago, on this date we were digging out of the snow in Alabama! The Storm of the Century had impacted our area producing blizzard conditions and intense thundersnow. The snowfall accumulations were in the one foot range for parts of the area. Heavy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Temperatures will be tumbling into the low 40s and upper 30s tonight, with an increase in clouds late. A disturbance is approaching from the northwest and this will bring a big change for tomorrow, with more clouds and a good chance of rain. The threat for storms will remain limited... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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POSSIBLE WINTRY MIX FOR NORTHERN AREAS OVERNIGHT: The latest weather pattern has certainly been an interesting one, with comfortable sunshine yesterday and now an ice cold rain across the area. It could get even more interesting later tonight, as a deeper layer of cold air drops into our far northern... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Good morning! I’m happy to report that our monthly rain total is now in the above average range. In the latest drought monitor, the extreme drought popped-up again across portions of Pickens, Tuscaloosa, and Jefferson County. Yesterday’s rain will certainly help. Here are totals from the automated reporting sites and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: Our forecast remains right on track, with mostly cloudy conditions and slightly cooler temperatures. We are tracking scattered pockets of light rain, as moisture lifts into the region. Dry air in the low levels has prevented most of the precipitation from reaching the ground and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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I wanted to send out a FIRST ALERT for the possibility poor air quality in southern Talladega County due to smoke from a nearby burn. This large smoke plume was showing up well on radar this afternoon and the dispersion pattern is oriented northwest over Winterboro. Our weather watcher Travis... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: A very dry air mass has settled over Alabama, with relative humidity values below 20% in many areas. This will make for a higher fire danger, especially in areas to the northeast. The dry air will also allow temperatures to tumble quickly after sunset, so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We continue to track a line of strong to severe thunderstorms now pushing across the southeast portion of our coverage area. The tornado watch has been canceled and soon I expect to see counties trimmed away from the severe thunderstorm watch. Thankfully, there were no tornado warnings today but we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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A tornado watch is in effect for areas along and north of I-20 through 6PM. At the time of this update we were tracking a line of strong to severe thunderstorms entering our far northwest areas. These storms will continue to slowly transition southeast through the remainder of the afternoon,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Stay weather alert this afternoon for the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms. We are monitoring a developing line of storms over Mississippi that will begin to impact our northwest areas by lunchtime. Some of the storms along this line may be strong or severe, with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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As we first mentioned yesterday, we’re keeping a close eye on Wednesday for the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms across our area. Stay weather aware over the coming days as we continue to fine tune the specifics. Possible impacts will include damaging straight-line winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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We will have some big weather changes over the next 48 hours and it will begin with a taste of much colder weather. The wind will gradually settle tonight and with a clear sky overhead, temperatures will fall into the freezing range. We will likely have frosty roof tops early... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: You can expect a partly to mostly cloudy sky through this afternoon, with a chance for a lingering shower or sprinkles east of I-65. The air today certainly feels milder and we should reach highs in the low to mid 70s. There is plenty of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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Temperatures are rising quickly across Alabama and there is a good chance most areas will reach highs in the upper 70s this afternoon. A few locations may even top the 80° mark! We are tracking our next rain maker to the west but this system won’t reach Alabama until early... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: A disturbance exiting the region will continue to produce lots of clouds through this evening. Dry weather is expected as temperatures tumble into the 50s through 9PM. Plan on the possibility of some foggy travel during the early morning. Lows tonight will be in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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February finally decided to return! I’m expecting the sunny weather to continue through the afternoon, with more seasonal daytime temperatures topping out in the 50s and low 60s. The sky will remain clear this evening and it won’t take long for temperatures to tumble into the 40s after sunset. Patchy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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COLD FRONT ARRIVES TONIGHT: We are experiencing near record warmth this afternoon, with high temperatures nearing the 80° mark in some locations. This unseasonable warmth will soon come to an end as a cold front crosses the area tonight. A more organized band of rain has developed ahead of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: A warmer and moist flow pattern has returned to the state and this has produced increased cloud cover and a chance of spotty showers. Temperatures will remain unseasonably mild through the remainder of the day and overnight. Lows tonight will be in the 60s, with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather
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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: We are tracking a cold front that will bring another round of showers and a few thunderstorms later today. A strong to severe storm will be possible, with the primary threats being damaging straight-line winds and hail. The rain and storms are expected to develop over far... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at WBRC First Alert Weather