Growing up North Carolina I was impacted by severe thunderstorms, snowstorms and the occasional land-falling hurricane. One of my earliest memories is chainsaws clearing trees brought down by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 in Charlotte, NC. I was fascinated by these experiences as a kid and this interest in weather lead me to a B.S. in meteorology from North Carolina State University.
After college I went west to KRCR in far northern California. Unlike the stereotype, California does occasionally see active and severe weather. One of my most important responsibilities in my time in California was tracking fire-weather conditions throughout fire season. I was on-air for several days straight covering both the Carr Fire and Camp Fire in 2018. Over 7 fire seasons I covered dozens of devastating wildfires but the 2018 fire season will stay with me the rest of my life.
My wife and I are thrilled to be in Huntsville and we look forward to exploring the Tennessee Valley.
Thursday will start chilly with patchy frost but the afternoon will warm to near 60. Showers return to North Alabama on Friday.
Tuesday afternoon will be about 10 degrees warmer than Monday but still chilly with partly sunny skies.
North Alabama will only warm to the low 40s Monday afternoon. Expect cloudy skies and gusty winds.
North Alabama continues to dry and clear out into Wednesday afternoon. Thanksgiving starts chilly but mostly sunny skies will last through Thursday afternoon.
North Alabama will see mostly dry conditions through Tuesday afternoon. Rain and storm chances pick up tonight and into Wednesday morning.
North Alabama kicks off Thanksgiving week with sunny skies and highs in the 60s. Rain along with a few thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.
A wet finish to the workweek, rain may be heavy at times for North Alabama Friday and Saturday. Thunderstorm chances are low but possible through Saturday morning.
A few stray showers can't be ruled out for North Alabama Thursday but most areas will remain dry until Friday.
North Alabama quickly warms back to low 60s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Rain chances begin to pick up late Thursday and into Friday.
Light showers exited North Alabama early this morning. Mostly sunny skies will last through this afternoon with highs in the low 60s.