Author: Ryan Stinnett

Splendid Spring Weather Through Mother’s Day

TODAY/TOMORROW: The weather will remain dry for Alabama to day with ample sunshine and highs again in the upper 70s. Late tonight, a secondary cold front will push into the state and it could squeeze out a few scattered showers over North Alabama, but moisture will be limited, and rain amounts will be very light and spotty and we expect…

Much Calmer Weather Through Mother’s Day

A widespread severe weather event with damaging winds, in the 60-80 mph range, and a few tornadoes caused widespread wind damage across Alabama and the Southeast with hundreds of reports of wind damage. Crews will be out the next several days surveying the damage, restoring power, and cleaning up the debris. Please be patient and realize it will take several days due to the widespread nature of the event.

Tornado Watch in Effect Until 4PM

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 4PM today as a few tornadoes are possible, along with widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible.

Another Day with Strong to Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall

A more significant severe weather threat is expected today across Alabama as an “Enhanced Risk” (level 3/5) for severe storms covers much of the state. Strong/severe storms with damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes are possible, along with very heavy rainfall.

Decent Weekend Weather; Stormy First Week of May

FINALLY FRIDAY: A weak front continues to drop south through the state today and has brought clouds and some spotty showers to Alabama overnight and this morning. Behind the front, today feature more clouds than sun, and highs in the low 80s. Tonight, will feature passing clouds and comfortable temperatures with lows in the 50s. FIRST WEEKEND OF MAY: Tomorrow…

Another Very Warm Day; Some Showers Return Tonight

TODAY/TOMORROW: Clouds will increase later today across the state as a frontal boundary approaches the state overnight tonight. Today will remain dry and very warm with highs again well into the 80s. Rain will return to Alabama tonight as a band of showers pushes through the state early tomorrow morning. Little instability and weak dynamics means some rumbles of thunder…

Getting Almost Hot Out There

An upper ridge is located over the the Central Gulf Coast this week, while at the surface, an area of high pressure is centered off the Carolina coast. Together, these two features are keeping Alabama’s weather dry, and very warm through Thursday night. We are seeing some clouds in the sky, but these are mainly upper-level clouds, giving us that…

Ten Years Ago Today: April 27, 2011, Tornado Outbreak

APRIL 27, 2011, TORNADO OUTBREAK: The 2011 Super Outbreak spanned multiple days and affected 26 states across the southern and eastern United States with 216 confirmed tornadoes, and some 348 deaths. Alabama was the hardest hit, as several waves of tornado and wind damage producing-storms swept through the state beginning before sunrise and continuing well past sunset. Over an 18…

Very Warm and Dry until Friday

An upper ridge is in place over the region and that means nice and warm days with more sun than clouds. Highs today will be in the mid 80s, while Wednesday and Thursday will be in the upper 80s, very warm for the final week of April. Nights will be fair and comfortable with temps generally in 60s. For the…