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.
Mostly sunny skies for all of North Alabama heading into this afternoon. Clouds and stray showers arrive tonight ahead of scattered showers Wednesday.
Drizzle and fog will slowly clear out of North Alabama by the afternoon Monday. Next chance for rain arrives late Tuesday.
North Alabama saw dangerous wind chills this morning. It will be warmer Tuesday but breezy conditions will make for a chilly afternoon.
Temperatures will struggle to make it above freezing Monday afternoon. Due to gusty north winds, North Alabama's wind chills will remain in the 20s this afternoon.
Showers will move into North Alabama by sunrise Saturday morning. Rain exits but winter returns Sunday.
North Alabama stays dry Friday but more rain arrives Saturday. By early next week some of the coldest air yet of the season settles into Alabama.
A strong line of thunderstorms brought gusty winds and heavy rain to North Alabama late Wednesday. North Alabama dries out Thursday but lingering flooding from run-off.
Showers and thunderstorms will pick up in coverage this evening. A storm or two could become strong to severe through late tonight.
After Tuesday morning's heavy rain, North Alabama will see drier conditions heading into this afternoon. Run-off will continue to bring flood issues the rest of this week.
Shower chances will gradually pick up for North Alabama late this afternoon. Isolated strong thunderstorms are capable of hail by tonight.