Central AL Forecast: Mostly clear, less humid 4th of July


After starting out unseasonably cool on this Fourth of July morning, today will be mostly sunny, warm, along with comfortable humidity levels. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s under plenty of sunshine. 

Next Week Outlook: The remnants of a cold front will retreat back north as a warm front on Monday. This will bring back the humidity with a partly cloudy sky. It will be hotter with high temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90. The muggy air will be in place the rest of the week. Expect scattered showers and storms Tuesday through Friday. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s. 

Tracking The Tropics: Elsa continues to track west/northwest through the Caribbean. Winds have decreased to 65 mph. It will continue to track west today as a tropical storm. Then it will weaken a bit as it moves across Cuba tonight, then emerge into the Florida Straits/SE Gulf of Mexico on Monday night as a tropical storm. The latest forecast from the NHC shows Elsa moving up the west coast of Florida Tuesday and making landfall north of Tampa Wednesday morning. However, it will have to survive its track across the Caribbean and over the mountainous islands. For Alabama, we are not expecting any significant impacts from Elsa.

Enjoy your 4th of July!

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