From scorchers to flash floods—what in the world is going on with our weather?

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Your umbrella is July’s hottest accessory. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The past few weeks have been a grueling combination of sweltering heat, major rainfall and even some destructive flooding. What’s going on with Birmingham weather? We caught up with the National Weather Service to get the scoop.

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It’s the last day of November, see what’s been up!

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Cold Brews and a Cool Dude
Don’t forget about Bham Now’s upcoming BOLD Speaker Series event featuring Dr. Jim McClintock, who has so many titles that I’m just gonna save you some time by saying he’s one cool dude. Literally. Come hang out with us at Avondale Brewery next Tuesday. Doors open at 5 and program from 6-7 to hear him speak about all things environmental PLUS his upcoming 15th trip to Antarctica. Seating is limited, so get your tickets here and now! 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Hand in Paw, Dr. McClintock’s charity of choice for the event.

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Happy Rain Dance!

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It’s raining!  

We are so happy to see this odd wetness coming from the sky. LOVE IT.


Severe storms, lots of rain headed Birmingham’s way

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It is finally time to grab those umbrellas, Birmingham! Your prayers have been answered. Here comes the rain, and lots of it.

While a wind advisory has already made its way to our area, look out for the two-part severe storm event that’s expected to start tonight and last through Wednesday.

With these dangerous winds, there’s also the possibility for hail and maybe a tornado, too. This rain is not playing around! Dang. What kind of rain dances did ya’ll do for the past two months during the drought?


These winds are “strong enough to down trees,” according to the National Weather Service, and the advisory has been expanded to include all of central Alabama. That means it’s time to secure your lawn furniture, the soccer goal or anything in your yard that has the potential to blow away. Don’t forget about smaller plants in pots!

Map by the National Weather Service
Map by the National Weather Service

How Much Rain and When?
According to WVTM, a few rain showers have already started in Northern Alabama, but Birmingham won’t see rain until later tonight, possibly between 9 and 10 p.m.

Parts of Northern Alabama could see up to “five inches of rain,”  but Birmingham is predicted to receive a little less, around three inches. Check out The Alabama Weather Blog for information and forecasts for traveling.