We are now under an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING for much of our area through Tuesday evening.
The only counties with slightly cooler temperatures (heat advisory criteria) are in far East Alabama (Cherokee, Etowah, Calhoun and Cleburne Counties). This warning is because temperatures through Tuesday afternoon will be climbing into the upper 90s and with high humidity, it’ll feel closer to 108 degrees to 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make sure to limit your time outdoors tomorrow. Rain coverage will once again be sparse. So, unfortunately, our mainly dry pattern will be sticking around for at least the next 36 hours.
There have been widely scattered showers south of the I-59/20 corridor and any lingering activity will come to an end tonight and our temperatures will only fall to the mid to upper 70s. The ridge that’s been strong and centered just to our west and responsible for the high temperatures will slowly start to break down by Wednesday.
A cold front will slowly move through the state on Wednesday. This will pave the way for slightly cooler temperatures (in the low 90s on Wednesday) and a better chance of seeing afternoon storms.
While we will get a slight break from the temperatures unseasonably hot and in the upper 90s through the end of the week, models are suggesting another hot and dry stretch through the weekend.