Central AL Forecast: Isolated Storms Continue, Heat Wave Next Week

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TONIGHT: Once the sun sets, our weather will once again turn quiet across Central Alabama.  Expect to see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies overnight with temperatures staying warm.  Lows in the low to mid 70s.

TOMORROW: Above-average heat is expected for counties South and Southwest of the Birmingham metro.  A Heat Advisory has been issued for Pickens, Greene, Hale, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, and Chilton counties until 9 PM tomorrow evening.  Highs are expected in the mid & upper 90s through this part of the region, along with heat indices well into the 100s. Stay cool!

There’s a 30% chance of pop-up showers in the heat of the day (1 to 5 PM) to help cool things off as well.  Otherwise, expect mostly sunshine and plenty of summer heat.

THIS WEEKEND: For Saturday, the rain coverage should be a bit more scattered compared to Friday, so rain chances move up from 30% to 40%.  Of course with any pop-up storms, brief damaging wind gusts and small hail will be possible when the storms initially flare up, so stay weather aware!  Highs in the low to mid 90s…very hot for those of us who don’t catch a quick storm!

Sunday will be notably HOT across Alabama.  It’s less likely that pop-up showers and storms form Sunday afternoon, so be sure to limit time outside.  Forecast highs will likely reach the upper 90s, which is about 5° above average for early August. Our heat index could be as high as 105° in a few spots…expect heat advisories to be issued.  Rain chance at only 20%.

START OF NEXT WEEK: Our late-summer heat wave is set to continue for Monday and Tuesday of next week.  Some forecast model guidance have high temperatures as high as 100° Monday and Tuesday, and that’s NOT counting what it will FEEL like with the humidity factored in.  If this verifies, the heat index may be as high as 110° during the hottest part of the day.

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