It is Tuesday May 14, 2024.

There is a Marginal (1 in 5) Risk for showers and thunderstorms later today. Click HERE for the details.

The Forecast:

A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. 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 before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night

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Topping the News:

A Tuscaloosa youth has received a standing ovation from a United Nations forum in Switzerland. CJ, a former senior at Paul Bryant High has told the United Nation’s Forum on Racial Discrimination in Geneva that he was expelled from school because he was in a car with someone who had marijuana. He says he did not have any but was charged anyway because he is black. CJ was accompanied by representatives of the Southern Poverty Law Center and his father Cory Jones to tell his story about how black students are disproportionally expelled in Alabama.

As Mercedes workers vote on joining the United Auto Workers Union this week, employees at the Hyundai plant outside Montgomery are ramping up their effort to do the same. Dev Wakely with the Alabama Arise told reporters the employees want to make a livable wage, pay their bills and be able to purchase the product their labor produces.

There average salary for a Hyundai employee is $57,774 per year. 30% of Hyundai’s workers have signed union cards.

As Mercedes employees vote on a union this week, Gov. Ivey is warning them and other non-union auto workers a to be careful what they wish for. “Alabama is not Michigan,” Ivey told a Huntsville Chamber of Commerce meeting of approximately 1,000 people. “Huntsville … Tuscaloosa … they’re not Detroit. We want to ensure that Alabama values, not Detroit values, continue to define the future of this great state.”

Ivey pointed out the UAW's history of corruption, crippling strikes and auto industry jobs being sent to Mexico as reasons to vote no.

With the smallest population in the state and few businesses and industry to provide tax revenue, Greene County depends on bingo proceeds to provide government services.

Officials there had hoped passage of gaming and lottery bills in the legislature would provide more income. Now officials fear failure to do that will put services like Greene County Ambulance in financial jeopardy.

When Federal Pandemic funds for schools end this fall Alabama State School Superintendent Dr. Eric MacKey is warning the state stands to lose a billion dollars. He is cautioning local schools to prepare for staff and program cutbacks in about two years as a result. Mackey urges local school systems to prepare.

The Tuscaloosa City School System has already announced it is laying the groundwork to deal with the lost federal dollars.


Once a major abortion provider in Alabama, the West Alabama Women's Clinic has reopened in Tuscaloosa. With the Supreme Court outlawing pregnancy termination, the center has a new mission. It will provide, "inclusive, non-judgmental services to patients of all genders," according to a media release.

With Alabama rated as one of the worst states in the nation for prenatal care, the center will be providing new prenatal programs

Topping Sports News:

Alabama Football Safety Jaylen Key, Mr. Irrelevant, the last pick in the NFL Draft has signed $4 million 4-year NFL contract with the New York Jets. We all should be so irrelevant.


From UA Athletics: With inclement weather forecasted over the next two days, the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional was forced to play both the first and second rounds on Monday. By the time the horn sounded to halt play, Alabama was one of nine teams that completed all 36 holes and is currently in seventh position with a team score of 7-under par 553 (276-277).

Three Crimson Tide golfers currently rank among the top-25 individuals when play was halted Monday evening. Canon Claycomb is in a tie for 12th at 5-under par, with Thomas Ponder in 15th at 4-under and Jonathan Griz in 24th at 2-under.

The third and final round of the regional will begin at the completion of the second round, which resumed this morning at 6:45 a.m. CT. The third round will not begin any earlier than 9:30 a.m.


Have a terrific Tuesday and keep an eye on the weather!

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