Alabama's Weather

Wind Advisory Issued For Parts of Central Alabama Until 3:00 AM Sunday

Wind Advisory Issued For Parts of Central Alabama Until 3:00 AM Sunday

| November 18, 2017 @ 10:20 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 3:00 AM CST Sunday.

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Updated Severe Weather Outlook For Today

Updated Severe Weather Outlook For Today

| November 18, 2017 @ 9:59 am

SPC has now introduced a Slight Risk for severe storms for parts of North Alabama, and extended the Marginal Risk a little farther south into parts of Central Alabama that includes Jefferson County.

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Rain Chances Afternoon and Evening Then Dry

Rain Chances Afternoon and Evening Then Dry

| November 18, 2017 @ 6:57 am

A cold front with the potential for some showers and isolated thunderstorms will move through Alabama later today and overnight with rain chances diminishing rapidly by sunrise Sunday. It will be much colder Sunday with highs in the 50s. Morning lows Monday will be into the lower and middle 30s.

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Tropical Weather

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| November 18, 2017 @ 11:28 am

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Rina Becomes Post-tropical Over The Cold North Atlantic

Rina Becomes Post-tropical Over The Cold North Atlantic

| November 9, 2017 @ 8:47 am

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina was located near latitude 47.0 North, longitude 45.5 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 40 mph (65 km/h) and a faster northeastward or east-northeastward motion is expected until dissipation tomorrow.

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Philippe Dissipates Over The Western Atlantic

Philippe Dissipates Over The Western Atlantic

| October 29, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

This Is The Last Advisory

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Partner News Stories

Magic City Half-marathon, Mobile International Festival And Kirk Franklin In Can’t Miss Alabama

Magic City Half-marathon, Mobile International Festival And Kirk Franklin In Can’t Miss Alabama

| November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Magic City Half-marathon, Mobile International Festival And Kirk Franklin In Can’t Miss Alabama

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On This Day In Alabama History: Charles D. Kochakian Was Born In Massachusetts

On This Day In Alabama History: Charles D. Kochakian Was Born In Massachusetts

| November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

November 18, 1908: Scientist Charles D

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First Homeowners Set To Move Into Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood This Month

First Homeowners Set To Move Into Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood This Month

| November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Checking in on Smart Neighborhood™ – part one

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Weather Headlines

October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

| October 18, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

Throughout the Southeastern United States, the spring months of March, April and May are considered the primary severe weather season, but did you that we also have a secondary severe weather season near the end of the year?

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Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

| October 9, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

This will be the third consecutive year that students in the sixth grade at Pizitz Middle School have launched an ambitious weather balloon mission. Weather Officer Training was held last week, and a student journalist, John Edwards, wrote this story about it.

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Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

| October 7, 2017 @ 12:16 am

With Hurricane Nate strengthening, expected impacts along the northern Gulf Coast, including the Alabama and Northwest Florida coasts are now expected to be more serious. Residents and visitors should prepare accordingly and heed the advice of local officials.

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Weather History / Meteorology 101

Welcome to November: A Transition Month

Welcome to November: A Transition Month

| November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

November is considered a “transition month” between fall and winter across much of the country, and Central Alabama is no different.

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One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

| October 6, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Communicating uncertainty and risk in a hurricane forecast is very difficult. The cone of uncertainty is very misunderstood. Here is a way to visualize the different impacts of three very real scenarios that could happen based on the current forecast and current average track errors.

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Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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WeatherBrains Podcast

WeatherBrains 617:  Six Years Later, It’s a Pain in the Butt

WeatherBrains 617: Six Years Later, It’s a Pain in the Butt

| November 14, 2017 @ 8:13 am

In episode 617 of WeatherBrains, the gang talks with two meteorologists who provide weather support in a very special niche, to companies involved in snow removal.

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WeatherBrains 616:  Don’t Tempt Us with a Good Time

WeatherBrains 616: Don’t Tempt Us with a Good Time

| November 7, 2017 @ 6:56 am

For episode 616 the WeatherBrains gang talks with Matt Lanza, a meteorologist in Houston, TX, about his experiences during Harvey as well as his work on historic Texas weather events.

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WeatherBrains 615:  Another Spit Take From Bill

WeatherBrains 615: Another Spit Take From Bill

| October 31, 2017 @ 11:22 am

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Dr. Josh Eachus, a meteorologist with WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a newly minted Doctor of Philosophy in Geography and Anthropology from LSU.

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Tony Rice's Spacey Stuff

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

Huntsville Stands Ready as NASA Johnson Space Center Rides Out Harvey

| August 29, 2017 @ 5:37 am

One of the areas impacted by Harvey is NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Located on relatively low ground on the west side of Galveston Bay, the center remains closed today, Monday, August 28 with only mission essential personnel on site.

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The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

The Eclipse Is Over, Now What?

| August 22, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Dont toss those eclipse glasses yet, there’s more to see.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday Morning

| August 8, 2017 @ 5:15 am

The eclipse is 2 weeks away, but a meteor shower this weekend will have us looking skyward. This will happen the evening of Friday, Aug 11 into the morning of Aug 12. The best time to view is about 6:00 am Saturday morning. Look to the darkest part of you sky for best results.

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Other Recent Posts

Rain At Times This Weekend; Colder Sunday

Rain At Times This Weekend; Colder Sunday

| November 17, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

COLD FRONT ON THE WAY: With a good supply of sunshine, temperatures are in the 67-70 degree range this afternoon across North/Central Alabama. Clouds will increase across Alabama tonight ahead of an approaching cold front.

A band of showers and storms will pass through the state tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night; the main window for rain will come from 12:00 noon through 12:00 midnight.

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A Great Midday For Central Alabama, Rain Returns For Saturday

A Great Midday For Central Alabama, Rain Returns For Saturday

| November 17, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

We’ll continue to have mostly clear to clear skies across Central Alabama for the remainder of the daytime and early evening hours.

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Satterfield’s Offers Fine Dining In Relaxed Setting

Satterfield’s Offers Fine Dining In Relaxed Setting

| November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Becky Satterfield believes that fine dining need not be pretentious. She’s also a woman who gets things done, so in 2005 she created a place “where the family dinner table and fine dining meet.”

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Airbus $50 Billion Dubai Jet Deal Will Be Boost To Mobile Assembly Line

Airbus $50 Billion Dubai Jet Deal Will Be Boost To Mobile Assembly Line

| November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Airbus SE announced the biggest commercial-plane transaction in its history, securing an order for single-aisle aircraft valued at nearly $50 billion at the Dubai Air Show, outdoing Boeing Co.’s own $20 billion mega-deal.

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Chocolate Gets First Addition To Color Palette In 80 Years

Chocolate Gets First Addition To Color Palette In 80 Years

| November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

A breakthrough by a Swiss chocolate maker expands the industry’s hues beyond just dark, milk and white.

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Piper & Leaf Is An Alabama Maker Concocting Fresh Takes On A Southern Favorite

Piper & Leaf Is An Alabama Maker Concocting Fresh Takes On A Southern Favorite

| November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Piper & Leaf tea is better than dirt. That might not seem like a bold statement, but that realization gave birth to the specialty tea company.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Samuel Younge Jr. Was Born In

On This Day In Alabama History: Samuel Younge Jr. Was Born In

| November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

November 17, 1944: Samuel Younge Jr

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Barrister Burger At Prop & Gavel In Monroeville Is One Of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

Barrister Burger At Prop & Gavel In Monroeville Is One Of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die

| November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Perhaps it’s not surprising that virtually everything in a Monroeville restaurant has an interesting story. After all, the small Alabama town is synonymous with one of literature’s most beloved stories, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Cold Front Moves Through Tomorrow Night

Cold Front Moves Through Tomorrow Night

| November 17, 2017 @ 4:14 am

COLD START: Temperatures are at or below freezing in a few spots over North Alabama early this morning, with most places in the 35-40 degree range. We warm nicely today with ample sunshine along with a high in the upper 60s. Clouds move in tonight ahead of the approaching cold front. THE WEEKEND: Showers and […]

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Cold Tonight; Some Rain By The Weekend

Cold Tonight; Some Rain By The Weekend

| November 16, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

SCATTERED FROST EARLY TOMORROW: With a clear sky and a light wind, temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 30s early tomorrow across much of North/Central Alabama with potential for scattered light frost. Then, during the day tomorrow, we warm nicely as temperatures rise into the 67-70 degree range with a good supply of sunshine.

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At A Little Later Than Midday, Skies Clearing Out Across Central Alabama

At A Little Later Than Midday, Skies Clearing Out Across Central Alabama

| November 16, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

For the most part across Central Alabama, we have mostly clear skies as we make the approach to the 2:00 PM hour, with some cloud cover over the southwestern corner of the area.

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Unhealthy Air Quality Across & South Of The Birmingham Metropolitan Area This Morning

Unhealthy Air Quality Across & South Of The Birmingham Metropolitan Area This Morning

| November 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Air Quality Index for today is currently at 57 (Code Yellow) for the city of Birmingham as of the latest reading, but earlier this morning, the index was as high as 161, putting that in a Code Red situation.

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Rain Returns Over The Weekend

Rain Returns Over The Weekend

| November 16, 2017 @ 6:29 am

DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: With a good supply of sunshine today, we project a high in the mid to upper 60s today, not far from the average high of 65 for November 16. Tonight will be fair and cold; temperatures early tomorrow will dip into the 30s in many places setting up the chance of some scattered light frost. Then, tomorrow will be another sunny, pleasant day with a high between 67 and 70 degrees.

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Try This Recipe For Easy And Incredible Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try This Recipe For Easy And Incredible Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

| November 16, 2017 @ 5:00 am

This favorite after-school snack can be made just a little bit healthier without sacrificing on flavor.

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