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1:15AM June 23, 2017

| June 23, 2017

Heavy showers of rain and flash flood warnings continue over west Alabama… The severe weather threat in terms of tornadoes is low, but not zero, across Washington, north Mobile, Choctaw, and Clarke counties. Please have a way to receive urgent weather warnings overnight!

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10:05AM June 21, 2017

| June 21, 2017

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9:08AM June 21, 2017

| June 21, 2017

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6:19AM June 21, 2017

| June 21, 2017

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5:05AM June 21, 2017
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2:36AM June 20, 2017

| June 20, 2017

Rain showers continue near the Alabama and northwest Florida beaches early this morning… Heavier rain is likely throughout the day. I’ll have your morning video posted around 7AM. Hope you’ll join me for that. 

Potential Tropical Cyclone #3, aka what will likely become Tropical Storm Cindy at some point later today, continues to drift northward in the central Gulf of Mexico.

I am about to get a few hours of sleep. My next update will be in the 6AM hour.

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11:01AM June 19, 2017

| June 19, 2017

Other than a few tiny showers near Fulton, Dickinson, and Scyrene in Clarke County, vast majority of our local area remains dry as of 11AM.

Storms are expected to fire up over the next 6 hours or so across the region, but perhaps in a lesser amount compared to the past few days.

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10:14PM June 17, 2017

| June 17, 2017

Quick radar update as of 10:14PM shows some shower activity near Millbrook, Prattville, Opp, Elba, and Brantley…

Could have a few rumbles of thunder overnight across Alabama! Severe weather is not anticipated.

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8:18PM June 17, 2017
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| June 17, 2017

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1:08AM June 17, 2017

| June 17, 2017

Thunderstorms will continue over northwest Florida over the next hour or so. Rain continues across many spots in southwest Alabama.

Friendly reminder: These are general thunderstorms. Severe weather is not expected.

Good night!

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11:17PM June 16, 2017

| June 16, 2017

Storms remain “loud and proud” across much of Escambia County, AL as they slowly drift southeast. Lots of lightning near Brewton, Appleton, Flomaton, Pineview… Heavy rain involved too.

Nothing severe as of now.

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8:27PM June 6, 2017

| June 6, 2017

Very heavy rain has been falling near Milton, Pace, Allentown, and Central High School in Santa Rosa County… Storms have also dropped heavy rain on the northern side of the Pensacola metro area. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for areas inside the green polygon in the image above. Ferry Pass, Scenic Highway, Pace, Woodbine, Chumuckla, Milton, Bagdad, Whiting Field are all included in this Flash Flood Warning valid until 2AM. 

Avoid driving in this area if you can and NEVER drive on a water-covered roadway!

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2:55AM June 2, 2017

| June 2, 2017

Showers and thunderstorms are popping up near Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, and Brent… Slowly drifting northward.

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9:02AM May 31, 2017

| May 31, 2017

A narrow band of rain is moving northward across the area right now… Rain begins shortly in Grove Hill, Whatley, Monroeville, Lenox, Repton, Evergreen. Nothing severe, just rain!

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12:20AM May 30, 2017

| May 30, 2017

The thunderstorm affecting central Baldwin County near Stapleton and Bay Minette was briefly severe as it moved over Spanish Fort, Malbis, and Bromley… This storm will likely slide eastward into northern Escambia County, FL as it continues weakening. 

Heavy rain and lots of lightning is happening near Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Perdido Key right now… This storm will ultimately slide eastward into Warrington and the Pensacola metro over the next 30-45 minutes.

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6:44PM May 29, 2017

| May 29, 2017

A few sprinkles are happening right now in portions of Washington, Clarke, and Monroe counties in SW Alabama. Heavier rain likely overnight! ⛈

Here’s the current radar view as of 6:44PM… You can see a few heavier showers back in Harrison and Pearl River counties in Mississippi. These storms and the sprinkles in our region right now are moving northeastward.

12:07PM May 24, 2017

| May 24, 2017

Skies are partly cloudy right now across SW Alabama and NW Florida as nearly all the rain has shifted to our east.

We note nearly all of the state of Georgia and much of north Florida remain under tornado watches until well into the evening.

Skies will continue to clear throughout the day across our local region. Enjoy the day!

12:26AM May 24, 2017

| May 24, 2017

A line of showers is moving eastward the region. Light to moderate rain will begin shortly in Bogia, Molino, Jay, Gateswood, Riverview, and Dixonville.

We could have a few heavier showers and thunderstorms around sunrise. I’ll be monitoring radar trends starting around 5AM. Sleep well!

6:53PM May 23, 2017

| May 23, 2017

The National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama has issued a Flood Advisory for Escambia and Conecuh counties in southwest Alabama… Heavy rain continues to fall in places like Brewton, Damascus, Repton, Sand Cut, Castleberry. A flood advisory is issued when excessive heavy rainfall happens that can lead to flash flooding…

6:18PM May 23, 2017

| May 23, 2017

Blinding heavy rain, lightning, and thunder continues to affect the greater Brewton area… Big part of this storm is moving over Foshee area right now moving in from the west. Rain will last at least another 30-45 minutes…

3:01PM May 23, 2017

| May 23, 2017

The flash flood watch that was an effect for our local region has been cancelled by the National Weather Service office in Mobile. No part of southwest Alabama or northwest Florida is now under a flash flood watch.

12:32PM May 22, 2017

| May 22, 2017

A tiny shower has popped up near Pace in Santa Rosa County, FL… Moving slowly NE toward Milton. The rest of the region is dry, for now. Heavy rain likely tonight…

9:25PM May 21, 2017

| May 21, 2017

A few small, heavy showers have popped up along the I-65 corridor in Butler County, just north and south of Greenville respectively. If you’re driving on I-65 in Butler/Lowndes/southern Montgomery counties, prepare to have downpours… Nothing severe. Just a few areas of heavy rain slowly drifting east.

8:51PM May 21, 2017

| May 21, 2017

Rain is fading away this evening… Mainly dry conditions are likely overnight before more isolated showers and storm activity throughout Monday morning. Rain could become more widespread in the evening hours.

6:31PM May 21, 2017

| May 21, 2017

Heavy rain and thunderstorms will be moving into west Alabama in the next hour or so… Storms are moving eastward at about 20mph, not very quickly.

12:14AM May 21, 2017

| May 21, 2017

Rain is ending from west to east across the area… More rain and storms likely later today (Sunday)!

My next update will be posted around 7:50AM. Sleep well!

10:42PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Significant flash flooding issues are happening in the greater Montgomery area… The National Weather Service office in Birmingham has relayed reports of cars submerged near Coliseum Boulevard. Several other reports near Perry Street and also near Highway 80 and Woodley Road have come in… Water inundating cars.

10:37PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

A line of strong thunderstorms is pushing eastward across south central Alabama and northwest Florida… Heavy rain and storms shortly in Opp, Red Oak, Florala, Laurel Hill, Auburn (FL), Crestview, Fort Walton Beach…

10:34PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Strong winds moving into Holt, Baker, Milligan, and Crestview associated with this main line of storms… Lots of lightning continues!

10:11PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Thunderstorm action will be beginning shortly in Red Level, Andalusia, Carolina, Wing, Baker, Milligan… Lots of lightning but nothing classified as severe for now. 

Flash Flood Warnings continue until well after midnight for much of Mobile County. We also note substantial flash flooding is happening near Montgomery.

9:48PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Cloud-to-ground lightning across Escambia County, AL is very intense… Storms continue to slide eastward into Jay Villa, Johnsonville, Boykin, and Bradley.

9:13PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

VERY heavy rain and ample lightning is happening in western and central Escambia County, AL near Pineview, Atmore, Poarch, Wawbeek, Huxford, and Wallace. Intense lightning right now near Bratt and Northview High School in northern Escambia County, FL as well…

8:48PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

You can see that we have plenty of showers and storms moving across southwest Alabama and northwest Florida. Driving is tough right now along I-65 across the region as blinding rain continues along much of the interstate corridor.

The main line of storms you see that’s moving across Escambia (AL), northern Escambia (FL), Baldwin, and Mobile counties is slowly sliding southeastward. Again, VERY heavy rain involved with this, thus driving is discouraged.

Main concerns over the next few hours will be heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding across the area and intense lightning…

8:44PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Significant lightning output is being observed in the thunderstorms near Lyeffion, Bowles, and Owassa… This could be because of a developing updraft in the thunderstorm. Gusty winds possible across northern Conecuh County over the next few minutes.

8:41PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

The Hangout music fest in Gulf Shores has really lucked out today in terms of not having much rain… I’m not sure that “luck” continues for long, however. Showers and storms continue to develop offshore and move north. Radar view as of 8:41PM…

8:38PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

The situation near Saraland in northern Mobile County continues to deteriorate. A portion of U.S. Highway 43 is now under water and blocked off, according to a report related to NWS Mobile… Flash Flood Warning continues across Mobile County!

8:29PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Heavy rain is starting now in Atmore, Nokomis, Wallace, Gateswood… Nothing severe in these areas for now.

8:15PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

EMA reports widespread street flooding in Saraland, Alabama per report by NWS Mobile… Avoid driving anywhere in the northern half of Mobile County as a significant flash flooding event is in progress!

8:12PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Current radar continues to show heavy rain moving slowly eastward across the region… If you’re planning to travel on I-65 north- or southbound in the next hour or so, you might reconsider as very heavy rain is falling from Exit 96 (Evergreen/Midway) southward all the way down to Exit 1 in Mobile.

8:08PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

This map shows a radar estimate of how much rainfall a given area has experienced in the past hour alone! You can see why we have a flash flood warning in progress for much of northern Mobile County near Satsuma, Saraland, Chunchula, Turnerville, Wilmer, Prichard, and Mobile! Over two inches of rainfall has happened in the past hour.

7:46PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

The weather is a mess across Alabama tonight… Rain and storms continue for many as a frontal system has stalled out over the state. This will set the stage for several days of storms and heavy rain. Here’s a radar loop of the past few hours. The severe weather threat is LOW, but not zero. Stay “weather aware” in the next few hours!

7:34PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

I expect that heavy rain and storms will start happening in the outlined areas in the next 30-45 minutes… Rush outdoor events to completion if you happen to be outside in Evergreen, Owassa, Lyeffion, Johnsonville, Castleberry, Brooklyn, Brewton, East Brewton, Alco, Boykin, Pea Ridge, Flomaton, Atmore, Wawbeek, Canoe, Bogia, Century, Jay, Whitfield, Whiting Field, Molino, Loxley, Robertsdale, Coden, Bayou La Batre, Spanish Fort, Daphne, Montrose, Fairhope, Bay Minette, Stapleton, Walnut Hill…

7:15PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Strong storms are happening near and just north of Montgomery near Wetumpka and Eclectic in Elmore County… Storms will happen shortly in Prattville as well. If you’re driving along I-65, US31, or I-85 anywhere close to Montgomery, prepare for downpours of rain!

12:27AM May 13, 2016

| May 13, 2017

Plenty of rain is falling across central Alabama early this morning. If you’re traveling on I-20/59 in west Alabama or US82, it’s a wet go of things… Good news is that storms across Alabama will be under severe limits until all the rain clears out later in the morning.

Still watching that shower I mentioned earlier that is moving into southwest Washington County, AL. You could have a clap of thunder or two in places like Fruitdale, Vinegar Bend, and Deer Park, but again, the severe weather threat is now over.

12:11AM May 13, 2017

| May 13, 2017

Heavy shower of rain is moving toward southwest Washington County… If you happen to be driving along U.S. Highway 45 near Vinegar Bend or Fruitdale, you may have rain over next 15-30 minutes. NO severe issues overnight across  Alabama and NW Florida.

12:26AM May 1, 2017

| May 1, 2017

Heavy rain and storms are moving into Thomasville, Tallahatta Springs, Dixons Mills, and Pine Hill right now… Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for northern Clarke, southern Marengo, and west/central Wilcox counties…

7:25PM April 27, 2017
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| April 27, 2017

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11:57PM April 20, 2017

| April 20, 2017

Tropical Storm Arlene has strengthened slightly over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. The system will stay well away from land as it slowly moves north and east in the hours ahead. 

The Storm likely will dissipate within the next 48 hours as cold air moves over the core of the storm from the southeast.

Here is the latest projected path from the National Hurricane Center… 

9:21PM April 16, 2017

| April 16, 2017

Showers and storms have faded away. Sunny skies return for Monday!

7:17PM April 16, 2017

| April 16, 2017

Not the most dramatic sunset view from our Peach Chevrolet drone this evening… Just west of Brewton, Alabama. Clouds from the decaying showers and storms made it difficult to see the sunset. Enjoy the evening! Sunny, warm days are ahead.