Definitely felt a lot more like early July compared to this weekend — many spots in Central AL reached the lower 90s this afternoon, very hot! Tonight will be mostly clear and muggy with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Light SE winds at 3 to 5 mph. No chance of rain.
The muggy air will be in place on Tuesday as the warm front dissipates over us and deep tropical moisture from Elsa moves up from the Gulf of Mexico. Scattered showers and thunderstorms return on Tuesday with the heating of the day. Some downpours are possible. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s.
A trough of low pressure aloft will move into the Southeast U.S. Wednesday at the same time Elsa is making landfall around the Big Bend of Florida. Normally, when a tropical system makes landfall east of Alabama we would have dry air over us, but this trough will tap into the tropical moisture and set off scattered showers and storms. Some heavy rain will be possible. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s.
On Thursday, Elsa will move off to the Northeast U.S., but the trough will remain over us. Again, with all the deep tropical moisture over Alabama we will have scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain is still possible with any storm. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s. The chance for rain will start to go down on Friday as Elsa is far away and the trough pulls off to the east of Alabama. It will be partly cloudy, warm, and humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s.
Weekend Outlook: We will stay very warm and humid each day with typical pop-up afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s.
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