Caroline Carithers, WKRG

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Past articles by Caroline:

Isolated severe storms possible overnight into Thursday

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – The News 5 First Alert Storm Team is tracking our next weathermaker building back off to the west. Here is the timeline. WEDNESDAY We stay humid, warm and cloudy throughout the day today with a few hit-or-miss showers and storms possible – especially in the afternoon hours. WEDNESDAY NIGHT/THURSDAY MORNING Starting […] → Read More

Strong winds, rough surf start this afternoon on Gulf Coast

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The First Alert Storm Team is tracking our next system that is moving in tonight through early Wednesday morning. Severe weather is a concern and you can find more info on that here. In addition to severe weather, high winds, really rough surf and coastal flooding are likely starting this afternoon […] → Read More

Behind the scenes of the Alabama oyster season

The Alabama Department of Natural Resources Marine Resource Division is responsible for managing oyster beds in and around Mobile Bay. Doing so take a lot of time and effort before, during and after the oyster season. → Read More

NWS Mobile confirms EF-3 tornado in Greene and Washington counties

The National Weather Service in Mobile did survey damage in Greene and Washington counties and found that a tornado was on the ground in those counties for 19.2 miles early Wednesday morning. At it’s peak the tornado was given an EF-3 rating, but it was not at EF-3 intensity the entire time it was on the ground. → Read More

WEATHER AWARE: Severe weather possible Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning

We are currently tracking a weather system that will bring us a couple rounds of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning. There is a chance for severe weather with each of these rounds. → Read More

NWS Mobile confirms at least 6 tornadoes in southern Alabama from weekend storms

The National Weather Service in Mobile has confirmed at least 6 tornadoes in southern Alabama from the storms that moved through Saturday, October 28, 2022. Surveys are still ongoing and we will add to this web page as more official reports are released. → Read More

Fog, fire weather watch, frigid temps

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – We are tracking BIG changes coming over the next few days. Let’s break it down. MONDAY Dense Fog Advisory until 10 am for decreased visibilities this morning. Be careful on that commute! A cold front will also trek through our area today bringing a few showers but most will stay dry. […] → Read More

High chance of tropical development in the Caribbean this week

As of 10 Tuesday morning a tropical system, that started to develop just off the coast of South America Monday afternoon, continued to strengthen and become more organized. → Read More

Tropical Depression 7 forms in the Atlantic

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – Tropical Depression 7 has formed in the Atlantic. Currently, it is located about 800 miles east of the Leeward Islands. It is moving west at 14 mph and has maximum winds of 35 mph. The current forecast has it travelling west and possibly becoming Tropical Storm Fiona in the next day or so. As it interacts with Hispaniola long-term, it is forecast to weaken. Beyond that, we… → Read More

Rain chances increase heading into Labor Day weekend

Throughout the day, the rain chance will increase to between 50% and 60% this afternoon as highs top out in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s. Not everyone will see rain, but expect more rain than we have been seeing these past couple of days. Storms will fade as the sun sets this evening, just in time for some high school football! → Read More

Summertime continues, drier weekend ahead

Throughout the day, highs will reach the low-to-mid 90’s, but it will feel like the triple digits for some thanks to higher humidity. Scattered afternoon showers and storms will increase in coverage through the afternoon at around a 50% chance. These will be hit-or-miss and could have lightning, thunder and gusty winds. → Read More

Scattered showers and storms with seasonable temperatures

Throughout the day, scattered storms will start to drift inland becoming more widespread. It will not be a complete washout, but be sure you have backup indoor plans just in case. If a storm does f… → Read More

More heat this week with slightly lower humidity

Temperatures to start are in the upper 70’s and lower 80’s with dewpoints in the 60’s. This means humidity is not as high with drier air over our area. Because of this, the heat index values will b… → Read More

WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms moving through the Gulf Coast

Damaging winds and hail will be the main severe weather threat this afternoon. Stay alert to changing weather conditions. → Read More

Hot and humid with low rain chances

Throughout the day, highs will reach the lower 90’s north of I-10 and upper 80’s at the coast. Most will stay dry, but we cannot rule out a stray shower or storm. Tonight, lows will drop back into the 60’s and 70’s under mostly clear skies. → Read More

Potential Tropical Cyclone One Headed For The Southern Gulf

PTC One is forecast to become the first named storms of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. → Read More

CSU releases updated hurricane seasonal forecast

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – As hurricane season approaches and starts to get into full swing, certain organizations or entities put out seasonal forecasts for how active they think the upcoming hurricane season will be. → Read More

Afternoon storms, tracking the tropics

Throughout the day, highs will reach the mid-to-upper 80’s at the coast and lower 90’s north of I-10. The cold front that is currently to our north and west will start to pass through o… → Read More

Warm and humid with a few PM storms, tracking the tropics

Throughout the day, high temperatures will reach the lower 90’s for most with 80’s at the beaches. We are expecting a couple of showers or storms to pop up along the sea breeze this afternoon (20% chance). → Read More

AM/NS Calvert gives back to the environment

The plant is recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council for reaching their gold standard of environmental stewardship in under three years…A process that normally takes at least four years. AM/NS sits on approximately 1000 acres of undeveloped forest and wetlands and since 2019, their employees spearhead several projects that help them achieve this gold standard. → Read More