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.
If the gloomy weather hasn’t already given it away, Hurricane Zeta is headed for the Gulf Coast and we’ll feel some of the effects here in Birmingham. Here’s what to expect, including some tips to keep you and your family safe.
There was heavy flooding in Vestavia after it received over 3″ of rain in an hour on Wednesday afternoon, leaving the area flooded and many people stranded. Birmingham residents caught a lot of the damage on video. Check out these tweets about Vestavia flooding.
According to Good Day Alabama on WBRC, the fog is dense and is spread throughout the city, so please slow your roll on that morning commute and look out for one another on the highways. I’m personally channeling this lady, you know, because she seems to be handling the fog like a champ. Happy Tuesday, Birmingham!
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!
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.