Be prepared Birmingham. National Weather Service forecasts a stormy Easter.

Are you ready for possible severe weather on Easter Day? I’ve got my helmets and basement ready. Photo of Bham Now’s Pat Byington.

Ever since the massive April 2011 tornados ripped through Birmingham and North Alabama, I’ve had hard hats and bike helmets stored in my basement. You can never be too prepared for severe weather in the Magic City.

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Rain, rain go away. Rainfall records shattered in Birmingham, Jan-Feb of 2020.

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Flooding near the UAB campus on 8th street and 6th Avenue South on February 10,2020. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Other than talk about the coronavirus, the number one conversation amongst Birminghamians has been the massive amounts of rainfall we’ve had since the beginning of 2020.

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Severe weather expected Saturday. Do you have a plan Birmingham? Here is a checklist.

The January 10, 2020, 6:00a.m. forecast from the NWS Birmingham Office. Graphic is from the NWS Facebook page

According to the Friday, January 10, 6:00a.m. forecast released by the U.S. National Weather Service Office, residents of Birmingham and Central Alabama need to prepare for severe weather on the morning and afternoon of Saturday, January 11th.

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National Weather Service Birmingham issues heat advisory and helpful tips for this week

Photo via Coosa Riverkeeper Facebook page.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Birmingham Office has issued a Heat Advisory for today. The Service predicts temperatures will hover between 92-95 degrees and heat indices will reach or exceed 105 degrees for many locations in Central Alabama this afternoon till Friday.

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Alberto Update: Prepare for a rainy Memorial Day ‘back to work’ rush hour in Birmingham

Screen shot of the National Weather Service map of subtropical depression Alberto moving toward Birmingham.

A quick morning update about subtropical depression Alberto that has been moving northward all night since it made landfall yesterday. Good news, it will pretty much be a rain event, nothing serious. According to the National Weather Service Birmingham Office there is a Flash Flood Watch all day till 7:00pm.

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Expect a rainy Memorial Day and beginning of the week thanks to subtropical storm Alberto 

Graphic from the National Weather Service Birmingham Office predicting rainfall between 2-6 inches in Central Alabama from Memorial Day to Wednesday.

If you had plans for a cookout or a couple of extra days off after Memorial Day, the U.S. National Weather Service Birmingham Office is predicting a rainy Monday through Wednesday as a result of subtropical storm Alberto.

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Birmingham stay safe in Irma’s path. Here’s what you need to do now.

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Map of the EURO model posted on Facebook by meteorologist Dan Satterfield. According to Satterfield the EURO model has been the most accurate.

Birmingham and Alabama residents have been anxiously watching Hurricane Irma reports and maps over the past couple of days.

And our apprehension has ratcheted up a notch over the last 24 hours, with new models showing Birmingham and Eastern Alabama within the path of Irma.

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