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Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Central AL Forecast: Scattered showers and warm temperatures this week

RIGHT NOW: A few light showers will linger across the area through this evening. Skies will remain mostly cloudy this evening. A cold front has pushed through much of our area, dropping temperatures into the 50s. But, farther to our south, temperatures remained in the upper 70s, low 80s! A frontal boundary will be lingering across […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Warm weekend, Rain back tomorrow

RIGHT NOW: It’s been a WARM and sunny day across Central Alabama. Afternoon high temperatures were in the upper 70s, low 80s! Our winds have shifted out of the southwest. And that’s fueling a much warmer and muggier air mass overhead. Our dewpoints were in the low 60s- the higher this number gets, the more […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Unsettled with multiple waves of this week

RIGHT NOW: What a beautiful way to end our weekend! It was a warm and sunny afternoon with temperatures climbing to the mid to upper 60s. Get ready for a warm up into next week and also the return of unsettled weather. Cloud cover will increase this evening. But, dry weather will continue for the […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Flooding rainfall possible through early Thursday

RIGHT NOW: It’s been a nice and warm end to the weekend. Temperatures rose to the upper 60s. Cloud cover is going to increase throughout the evening, keeping our temperatures fairly mild. It’s possible we see a few showers after midnight. MONDAY: By Monday morning, the rain is back. Expect light to moderate rainfall for […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Warmer Sunday, Flooding rainfall possible early next week

RIGHT NOW: High pressure is dominant across the Southeast. This means a dry air mass is in place overhead and why we’ve had such beautiful weather to start out the weekend. Our temperatures rose to the low 60s. Tonight, we will cool off to the upper 30s and it is going to be noticeably warmer […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Widespread rain back Monday

TODAY: Much cloudier than yesterday. Some light sprinkles across North Alabama, but most of us stay dry. → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Clouds for Sunday, Rainy week ahead

TONIGHT: It’s been a much cloudier end to the weekend. This is keeping our temperatures pretty cool and in the upper 50s. Isolated showers remain possible, mainly south of the Interstate 59/20 corridor for the remainder of tonight. Skies will stay cloudy this evening and we will only see our temperatures fall to the upper […] → Read More

WEATHER AWARE: Flash flood warnings for much of Central Alabama

FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS are in place for Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Lamar, Marion and Winston Counties. Flash flooding is an immediate threat! DO NOT attempt to drive through flooded roadways. 1 PM UPDATE MONDAY/TUESDAY: A WEATHER AWARE is in place for Monday due to the threat for flash flooding. Get ready for a rainy week! […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Sunshine Today; Heavy Rain & Flooding Likely Monday

SUNDAY: The end of the weekend will be beautiful. Mostly sunny skies will prevail and temperatures will rise to the low 60s. Enjoy the beautiful weather because we are going to see an active pattern into next week. TOMORROW: Get ready for a rainy week! We are going to have a dynamic pattern approaching from […] → Read More

The history and accuracy of Punxsutawney Phil

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Every year on Feb. 2, you’ll find thousands of people in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, anxiously waiting to see whether or not Phil will see his shadow. If he sees his shadow, we can expect six more weeks of winter weather. No shadow means warmer temperatures and an early Spring. And what’s Phil’s […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Rain back for the end of the weekend

Get ready for a bit of an active weather pattern for the upcoming week. Temperatures will be where they should be for late January (starting off in the 30s, for the most part, and warming to the low to mid 50s in general). But, we will be dealing with a few rounds for wet weather. […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Rain continues through the weekend

RIGHT NOW: The first official day of winter! The winter solstice occurs Saturday at 10:19 PM CST, making it the shortest day of the year in terms of daylight hours. In Birmingham, the sun will rise at 6:47 AM, and set relatively quickly at 4:43 PM. From now until the summer solstice, our amount of daylight will get progressively longer. A weak area of […] → Read More

WEATHER AWARE: Strong/severe storms possible this evening

Damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible today through tonight. → Read More

WEATHER AWARE: Strong storms possible Monday late afternoon into evening

RIGHT NOW: Winds have shifted out of the south. And while the sun has peaked out at times, skies remained mostly cloudy through the day. Temperatures were mild and in the upper 50s, low 60s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Clouds remain thick overhead as winds increase ahead of a deepening low-pressure system to our Northwest. South winds […] → Read More

Holiday photos: How to use the weather to your advantage

Before you book your holiday photo session, here are some tips from the experts about how you can plan ahead and use the weather to your advantage. #1- Time of day is key. Book around golden hour. That’s one hour before sunset, so between 3 and 3:30 should be your start time. Megan Pettus, owner […] → Read More

The first Thanksgiving’s forecast

(WIAT) — A lot has changed since the first Thanksgiving in 1621. Did you know there was no actual proof that the Pilgrims ate turkey? One thing we definitely know was involved during the fall harvest, the weather. There are only two written, firsthand accounts of the first Thanksgiving (information from the The Pilgrims […] → Read More

Central AL Forecast: Sun Monday, Rain Tuesday night

Showers will come in waves ahead of a cold front that will move in Saturday. → Read More

Beware of invasive plants this holiday season

(WIAT) — The frigid temperatures may have you wanting to get your home in the holiday spirit. But, before you start planting or buying plants that make look festive, be careful you aren’t adding an invasive plant to your landscape. On Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve’s more than 1000 acres, conservationists say they have pretty much […] → Read More

It’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

(WIAT) — This week is National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is extremely dangerous because it is clear, odorless and poisonous. Anytime there is a fire, CO is put into our atmosphere. Unfortunately, inside of your home, concentrated amounts of CO can be lethal. Basically any household appliance that doesn’t run on electricity […] → Read More

Last minute DIY weather-themed Halloween costumes

You are my SUNSHINE: Does it get any cuter than that? This is a simple do-it-yourself no sew option for a little one. Here’s what you need: Yellow onesie Yellow Felt Headband Stuffing (Polyfill) Glue gun Scissors Instructions: For a complete step-by-step guide to make the sunshine costume, visit: RAINBOW: This one is no […] → Read More