Good morning from Sarah Verser! Here are some of the stories and segments you'll see this morning on Good Day Alabama:
A First Alert for travelers through the BIRMINGHAM SHUTTLESWORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. A small fire caused power loss in the ticket lobby for Delta and American Airlines. Airport crews are working to restore power right now. Passengers are asked to print or download boarding passes before arriving at the airport to give crews time to process passengers.
No showers and storm just yet this morning…Temps in upper 80s and low 90s this afternoon...That's when we could see those pop-up showers. Here's how your weekend 50 percent chance of rain Saturday and 70 percent chance of rain Sunday.
The weather is of particular concern for two big Music events going on this weekend. Rock the South in Cullman and Alabaster's City Fest. What's the contingency plan?
We'll have Clare Huddleston and Jeh Jeh Pruitt will bring us live coverage from both venues later this morning. Check out the lineup of groups for both those events on our WBRC app.
Plans from the Housing Authority causing controversy in Birmingham over what could be coming to their neighborhood. They don't want new public housing moving into the Oxmoor Valley Area.
The area is on Sydney Drive. The housing authority plans to move some residents from the Loveman Village complex in Titusville. Some people who live near the site aren't happy about the plans. There's more to this story on our WBRC app including neighbors reactions.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali remains in the hospital with respiratory problems. The 74-year-old Ali is in fair condition and is expected to stay in the hospital for a short time.
Today, we could learn the future of the SEC baseball tournament in Hoover. The Hoover executive director told the city council last night he anticipates the city calling a news conference sometime this afternoon. Some believe that's a good sign for Hoover. The tournament has been held at hoover met a total of 21 times, including the last 19 years. Hoover is one of 5 cities that submitted a bid to host the tournament.
So much more coming up on Good Day Alabama including The ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard and we are expecting reaction from the Governor's office after the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging state abortion laws in particular banning abortion clinics near schools. That would close two of the state's five clinics.