More Showers and Summer Heat, Hot and Stormy Early Next Week | Central AL Forecast

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

For today, we’re looking at essentially a repeat of today’s weather, with afternoon highs in the lower 90s & a heat index in the 100s during the afternoon. Oppressive humidity continues with dew points in the mid 70s. Remember to drink plenty of fluids & limit your time outdoors if possible. Another small chance of summer downpours tomorrow — 30% chance areawide. Light SW winds at 5 mph.

In the tropics, we still have one disturbance we’re keeping an eye on East of Florida near the Bahamas. Right now, this broad area of low pressure & thunderstorms has a 50% chance of development over the next 2 to 5 days. If it does get a name, it would become Tropical Storm Fred. Fortunately for us, however, current forecast guidance does not have this system tracking anywhere near the Gulf of Mexico. If this changes we’ll keep you posted.

For the start of next week, we’ll see a return back to scattered showers & storms during the afternoon for Monday & Tuesday as rain chances climb. Very muggy to oppressive humidity will also continue.

With temperatures and humidity remaining virtually the same next week, we’ll be very hot for the foreseeable future. Be on the lookout for a potential Heat Advisory to be issued, as our afternoon heat index gets very hot — possibly into the middle 100s by Wednesday and Thursday.

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