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.
Friday warmed to the mid to upper 80s and Saturday should reach 80° for most of North Alabama. Strong to severe storms approach our area late Saturday night.
Much of North Alabama hit 80° Thursday for the first time of the year. Friday brings mid 80s and partly sunny skies. By late Saturday night a line of thunderstorms will approach North Alabama.
Afternoon highs will run 10-15 degrees warmer Thursday under sunny skies. Many areas will reach 80 for the first time of 2020 by either Thursday or Friday.
Tuesday's severe weather and heavy rain have exited North Alabama but flooding will linger for creeks, streams and rivers. Expect dry weather, sunshine to finish out the workweek.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms return to North Alabama Tuesday morning with a stronger round of storms by the afternoon. All types of severe weather are possible Tuesday including tornadoes.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms will move through North Alabama overnight. Expect clearing from west to east by sunrise Monday morning.
Rain continues through tonight but dry weather returns by sunrise Saturday. Expect some sunshine to start the weekend but rain returns Sunday.
Most of North Alabama will remain dry and warm Thursday. As we head into spring, afternoon highs will come close to 80° this afternoon.
A few showers and a stray thunderstorm are possible Wednesday in North Alabama but most will stay dry and warm through the afternoon.
North Alabama shower chances remain low for the rest of Tuesday. Most will see dry, warmer conditions and even some sun this afternoon but heavy rain and stronger storms arrive later this week.