Alabama State

FIRST ALERT: Chilly night with rain into Monday morning

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - It’s a chilly night! Current temperatures in the low 50s with sprinkles and showers expected throughout the night. And if you are planning to go to the West Alabama Christmas Parade, you may get caught in the rain. Dress accordingly even if that means buying a poncho!
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Southern super soaker for the entire week

Get ready for a wet week in the South. The atmosphere is primed and ready for a super soaker. Round after round of rain heads through the South and Mid-south, keeping entire states under flash flood threats.
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EV drivers face challenges in rural Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - 256 electric vehicle models are coming out in the next two years, which Brewbaker Motors General Manager Erick Wicklund says is changing the car industry dramatically. While Wicklund says 2023 is projected to be a good year for EV sales, it doesn’t mean an electric vehicle...
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‘God intended it to hit me’: Alabama woman became first person struck by meteorite 68 years ago

What happened in Sylacauga was, without a doubt, a global anomaly. Never before and only once since has a human been struck by an extraterrestrial object. But it’s what happened in the wake of that November starfall – the media frenzy, the legal battles, the mental health struggles – may have had more of an impact on Ann Hodges when compared to the meteorite itself.

ACES: Pest proof your home to keep critters away this winter

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Winter can bring a seemingly sudden invasion of indoor pests when the weather turns cold. Dealing with these critters can be challenging, however they can be stopped at the door with the right preparation. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist has tips to mitigate winter’s seasonal pests.  Pests in the home  When winter weather arrives, some pests hibernate while others look for warm, protected spaces with plenty of food and water to survive for several months. According to Alabama Extension Entomologist Xing Ping Hu, the most common places are under rocks and fallen logs, in woodpiles, tree holes,...

Alabama: 12 Items To Buy At Dollar General During The Holidays

We all love a bargain. That’s why we all love Dollar General!. The DG as is affectionately called by friends. Did you know there are more Dollar General stores than Alexander Shunnarah billboards?. No, really. says there are more than 17,000 Dollar General stores in 46 states around...

Heavy rainfall potential early week, then huge warming trend

Heavy rainfall is poised to move over northern Alabama and southern Tennessee Monday and Monday evening. A stationary front will dissipate to our south as warm front reestablishes itself across Tennessee and Kentucky to our north. The focus of the rain will be near this front. That means our best chance for rain will come early in the week.

Cloudy and wet to begin the week

A rainy weather pattern develops for the upcoming week. Along with the clouds, mild temperatures will turn warmer by the middle of the week. Check the video forecast for the latest. CLOUDY AND WET WEATHER THIS WEEK. While cloudy, much of Sunday was dry across central Alabama. However, our next...

Sunday Afternoon Update: A Few Showers This Afternoon and Tonight, Rain on Monday with Some Thunder, Flooding Threat North

The sky across North and Central Alabama has been a mixed bag on this Sunday morning and early afternoon. Low clouds and fog were slow to burn off across eastern and southern portions of the state where the drier air had a harder time filtering in behind the cold front. It was as thick a pea soup across lots of the area last night and early this morning.
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Forever Wild Land Trust allocates more than $300,000 to counties for property upkeep

Forever Wild Land Trust (FWLT) has allocated $357,000 to go towards counties home to Forever Wild Properties. Since 1992 the organization has secured more that 284 thousand acres of recreational areas and nature preserves across the state. But counties aren't able to collect taxes off that land and are receiving...
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Newly elected state officials talk up education, the general fund, and state lottery

JOHN WEST Last Monday night, curious residents and political supporters alike poured into Red Clay Brewing Company in Opelika for the 2022 legislative reception to see what recently elected state officials had to say about their upcoming tenures in office. Returning state House of Representatives members Debbie Wood, Bob Fincher,...

Autism Spectrum Disorder Identification Cards issued at county health departments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Imagine you hear loud sirens, see bright lights, and are stopped by a law enforcement officer while driving alone. Imagine that you are on the autism spectrum and are increasingly overwhelmed with sensory overload well before the officer or a first responder reaches the vehicle. Fortunately, tense situations such as this one can be de-escalated in many situations if the individual has an Autism Spectrum Disorder Identification Card and keeps it handy.  Alabama created and implemented the first state-recognized Autism Identification Card in the United States, and county health departments issue them.  Alabamians who have a diagnosis that falls...