Warm, calm weather expected for Severe Weather Awareness Week

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - According to the National Weather Service, central Alabama has been hovering almost 20 degrees warmer than normal.

Many people hit the outdoors to enjoy the warm weather. The Birmingham Zoo was a popular spot, entertaining thousands of visitors this weekend. Parks like Birmingham's new Railroad Park also saw many visitors enjoying the warm weather.

While you are enjoying the nice weather, we are getting a reminder this week about how the skies in Alabama can turn dangerous fast. It is Severe Weather Awareness week and the National Weather Service wants you to know planning ahead can help you survive the storm.

Many events are planned for the week. The big day is Wednesday, when Alabama will hold a statewide tornado drill as well as a national weather radio test.

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