Alabama News

Wet Start, Dry End to Week

After a foggy start to Monday, low clouds and fog will give way to a partly sunny late morning. Shortly after the lunch hour, though, numerous showers and thunderstorms should develop in the warm…

Monday Rain, Drier Weather Coming

Abundant moisture continues to blanket the region keeping showers and afternoon thunderstorms in the forecast Monday with slightly lower chances on Tuesday. While there could be severe weather in NW Georgia/NE Alabama Monday, our…

Triple Shooting in Auburn Leaves Two Dead, One Injured

Two people are dead, another injured after a shooting at an Auburn apartment complex. It happened early Saturday morning around 3:45 a.m. in the 800 block of N. Donahue Dr. When police responded to the shots fired call, they…

Showers and Thunderstorms Scattered Through the Weekend

Unsettled weather stays with us through the weekend as saturated gulf air will continue to cover the region helping prime the atmosphere for showers and thunderstorms. A slow moving front will sink closer down…

Russell County Inmate Commits Suicide

A Russell County inmate serving time for burglary penned a few handwritten goodbye notes and proceeded to hang himself with his own bed cover according Sheriff Heath Taylor. 33 year old James Devitt was…

Valley High Student Arrested for Bringing Pistol to School

A Valley, Alabama high school student was arrested for bringing a pistol to school. The incident happened on Monday and according to police, he showed it to another student. He was taken to the Lee County Youth Detention Center…

Rain Chances Ramping Up

A better chance of showers and thunderstorms begins today and will stay with us through the early part of next week as a steady stream of gulf moisture will filter into our region. Some…

Thunderstorms Try To Ruin Outdoor Plans

A light southerly breeze developing from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to usher in a deeper dose of humidity for the next several days. This higher humidity, coupled with daytime heating, will lead to an uptick in the…

No Drought For A Reason

A light southerly breeze developing from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to usher in a deeper dose of humidity for the next several days. This higher humidity, coupled with daytime heating, will lead to an uptick in the…

Daily Dose Of Storms Increasing

A light southerly breeze developing from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to usher in a deeper dose of humidity for the next several days.   This higher humidity, coupled with daytime heating, will lead to an uptick in the…

Rain Chances On the Upswing

Wednesday brought much less in the way of rainfall a day after a Tuesday of heavy rain and isolated flooding in both the Columbus and Auburn/Opelika metro areas. Only isolated showers and thunderstorms were…

WLTZ-TV NBC 38 Back On DISH Network

Following a more than 10-week blackout by DISH Network of WLTZ-TV NBC 38, the signal of the NBC affiliate serving the Columbus-Opelika viewing area has been restored to the satellite provider's network. The programming signal restoration follows the successful…

Scattered Storms Today, Weekend Looking Wet

Wednesday looks to be another warm one around the area, with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing during peak heating in the afternoon and evening hours. As in the past few days, any thunderstorm will…

Work-Week Storms

Patchy fog will greet Wednesday morning; otherwise there will be enough sunshine to boost us into the low 90s Wednesday afternoon. It’ll be another day of hit/miss slow-moving storms. However, deeper moisture out of the Gulf of Mexico will…

More Storms; Less Heat

A couple clusters of slow-moving thunderstorms will remain on the prowl throughout the first half of the nighttime hours.  In a worst case scenario, isolated flash flooding can occur given the slow nature of the storms. Patchy fog will…

Carbon Copy of Monday; Rain Chances Rise

Clear skies dominate the region this morning, except for areas that experienced heavy rainfall yesterday afternoon and evening seeing some patchy fog. Always use low-beam headlights through fog, allow some extra distance between you…

Inmate Tip Prompts Russell County Search for Body

The search for Sam Hewitt Jr continues after a false alarm. The Russell County Sheriff's Department is carefully distancing itself from the case of Sam Hewitt Jr. after a recent tip prompted a massive…

Thunderstorm Coverage Increasing

A stationary front draped across Alabama from northwest to southeast will be the firing mechanism, along with the heating of the day, for slow-moving or nearly stationary thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening. Much like Monday, the coverage is more…

Valley Car Dealership Owner & Another Arrested on Drug Charges

A Valley car dealership owner and another woman were arrested on multiple drug charges. For the past several months, agents of the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force/Chambers County Drug Task Force have been investigating James Patrick Cannon and Meredith…

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