WARM, DRY DAY AHEAD: We expect a good supply of sunshine across Alabama today with a high up in the mid 80s this afternoon. But, to the west, severe thunderstorms will form, and SPC has defined a “moderate risk” of severe storms for parts of North Louisiana and South Arkansas. Those storms will enter far West Alabama around midnight tonight, and we have a “marginal risk” defined for the western counties of our state in the Day One outlook that runs through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow.
BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY: With a sunny sky, temperatures are generally in the 74-77 degree range across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with low humidity levels. Tonight will be fair and pleasant with a low in the 55-60 degree range.
Skies will continue to be mostly clear, and highs will reach the low to mid 80s for the afternoon. Those mostly clear skies will continue over into the evening and overnight hours, with lows dropping into the mid to upper 50s across Central Alabama.
A small, short-lived tornado touched down in western Cullman County Saturday evening producing damage, but thankfully no injuries. It presents an extremely interesting case study in physical science, and social science. The bottom line is we all have much work to do.
The Dixie Tornado Outbreak of 1908 turned out to be a deadly event across the south and eastern parts of the United States.
Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama. Done in conjunction with the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the state that concludes in 2019, the short pieces should inspire you to learn more about the rich history of Alabama. “Alabama Legacy Moments” are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association.
April 25, 2000 – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) broke ground on their plant in Lincoln. A subsidiary of Honda Motor Company of Japan, HMA chose Lincoln as the site of its plant after the state and Talladega County offered more than $158 million in incentives.
The National Hurricane Center has written the last advisory on TS Arlene, which merged with a large, non-tropical low over the Atlantic this morning. Arlene was only the second April tropical storm on record.
Tropical Storm Arlene will dissipate later today, affecting no land areas.
After 20 years in space NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is running out of fuel. A spectacular end has been planned for this long-lived traveler from Earth after over a decade of studying Saturn, a giant world ruled by raging storms and delicate harmonies of gravity
On April 18th, NASA will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch, a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
A somewhat limited WeatherBrains gang talks the latest GOES satellite with Dr. Shawn Miller.
Tony Rice, the astronomy guy, joins the WeatherBrains gang for an episode discussing just about everything about the upcoming eclipse in August, 2017.
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VARIABLE CLOUDS, COOL: We have a mix of sun and clouds across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures mostly in the 60s, about ten degrees below average for late April. No rain on radar, and the sky becomes mostly fair tonight. Most communities will see a low between 48 and 52 degrees early tomorrow morning. Not […]
We continue to have a mostly cloudy sky and cooler temperatures across the state as the upper trough is slowly moving off to the east.
COOL AIR REMAINS IN PLACE: A deep upper trough is over the Southeast U.S. this morning… and should keep Alabama mostly cloudy and cool today with temperatures not getting out of the 60s in most places. Despite the clouds the day will be dry here; heavy rain is likely well to the east over the Carolinas and Virginia. We could see a little sun this afternoon, especially over West Alabama.
Spring bird migration is underway, and Alabama’s Dauphin Island is considered one of the top four birding destinations in all of North America.
The Maker: Silvia Costantino. Hummingbird at Loom. Her fingers moved along the lines of yarn like a hummingbird, speeding for a few seconds, and then stopping, a few seconds here, a few there.
More than 40 companies from Birmingham, San Antonio, New Orleans and Nashville were in Birmingham Friday hoping to hire one of 50 Venture for America fellows.
April 24, 1854 – Graefenberg Medical Institute in Dadeville graduated its first student, James L. Gilder. The state’s first medical school, Graefenberg opened in 1852 after the legislature granted a charter to the school’s owner and professor, Philip M. Shepard.
After a day highlighted by prolific passes, it was JK Scott’s 30-yard field goal on the final play that gave the Crimson team a 27-24 win over the White team in Alabama’s 2017 Golden Flake A-Day spring football game Saturday before a crowd of 74,326 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
It’s that time of year again! It’s when the Verizon Indycar Series makes its way back into Birmingham for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
Your Sunday will be cloudy, breezy and cooler with early morning showers giving way to a few sprinkles.
Economic development efforts in one of Alabama’s fastest-growing cities are poised to get a boost from the opening of a new 90-acre business park just off Interstate 65 in Elmore County.
To keep the memory of her MawMaw alive, Laura Chancey took on the role of pie baker at every family gathering…