Good morning, it is Wednesday June 5, 2024.

We have had some widely scattered light rain so far this morning. And there is a 50-50 chance of scattered light showers and a thunderstorm or two possible for the remainder of the day. The same can be said for tomorrow but the bulk of the Thursday showers and thunderstorms will be to our east and south.

The Forecast:

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Patchy fog before 4am, then patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 90. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 68. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night

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Topping the News:

It was a tragic beginning to the workday in downtown Tuscaloosa. Traffic is again flowing normally along Lurleen Wallace Blvd. and the I-359 connector. It was brought to a virtual standstill around 4:30 this morning when a pedestrian was struck and killed in the southbound lanes just before Cousette Street. The female victim died at the scene.
The accident backed traffic into Northport to the U.S. 80 intersection.

The Tuscaloosa City council has set Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m. for a public hearing to consider the possible revocation of the Kings Hookah Lounge business license.

The problematic lounge is owned by former Crims Tide and current Kansas City Chiefs football players Isaiah Buggs.
The lounge has been the scene of numerous police calls and nearby residents consider it a public nuisance and claim it poses a public safety risk.
In a case separate from the lounge, Buggs was recently charged with animal cruelty, which he denies.

Oakdale Elementary School, in the Tuscaloosa City System, has been named a 2024 National School of Character. Oakdale is the fourth TCS school to be given this honor by educators at in the last three years.
Northside Middle School in the Tuscaloosa County School System also was designated a National School of Character.
According to the organization's website, the designation highlights primary and secondary schools where faculty and staff "demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development and have formed a positive and powerful school culture."

Alabama Junior Republican U.S. Senator Kattie Britt is not a fan of the Democrat backed “Right to Contraception Act" up for a vote today in the upper chamber.

“There is no threat to access to contraception, which is legal in every state and required by law to be offered at no cost by health insurers, and it's disgusting that Democrats are fearmongering on this important issue to score cheap political points.” Britt wrote in a post on social media app X (former twitter).
Alabama's Senior Senator Tommy Tuberville also opposes the bill.
Democrats have been using legislation such as this to emphasize the GOP's anti-abortion stance.

Four in-state scholarships at the University of Alabama can now be awarded thanks to gift from a Crimson Tide fan who never attended a class at The Capstone.

Topping Sports News:
Justice Fitzpatrick, the younger brother of former Alabama star Minkah Fitzpatrick, has been offered a football scholarship to play for new Tide Head Coach Kalen DeBoer.

He is listed by several recruiting services as one of the top cornerbacks in the country.

Fitzpatrick is 6-foot-2, 185 pounds according to 247 Sports. He currently holds offers from some of the top teams in the country, including Florida State, Georgia, Oregon, Ohio State, Oklahoma as well as Alabama.

Read More: Brother of Alabama Legend Offered by Tide |

From UA Athletics: Alabama had three student-athletes named to the College Sports Communicators' Academic All-District 4 Team for baseball, the CSC announced Tuesday.The Crimson Tide's three honorees include Tyler FayBen Hess and Will Hodo. The trio are part of a total of 21 baseball players that have earned a combined 27 all-district accolades in Alabama history. With their selection, UA has had least one all-district honoree in each of the last five seasons dating back to 2020. Prior to the current stretch, Alabama had not had an Academic All-District Team member since 2011.

In total, Alabama has earned 10 Academic All-America honors since 1972


Have a wonderful Wednesday. It is downhill to the weekend from here!!