Central AL Forecast: Monitoring the Gulf for soon-to-be Barry


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RIGHT NOW: More excessive heat is in place across Central Alabama.  As of 2:15 PM, the heat index is back to being above 100° in all of our towns with some spots closer to 105°.  A few light thundershowers have sprung up in parts of Jefferson & Tuscaloosa Counties, but the vast majority of us are rainfree and are expected to stay rainfree for the rest of the day.

TONIGHT: Overnight tonight, expect quiet weather with a partly cloudy sky & warm temperatures in the 70s.

TOMORROW: We’ll get somewhat of a break from the truly oppressive summer heat tomorrow afternoon.  While it will still be hot with highs in the low 90s, we are more likely to see scattered showers & storms.  Rain chances around 40% during the day.

Over the weekend, we will of course be monitoring what is soon to become Tropical Storm Barry.  How far inland the storm maintains its strength will determine how much rain we see in Central Alabama.  For now though, we’re looking at 2 to 4 inches in total areawide through Monday. Rain chances are good, so be prepared to have a limited amount of time outside over the weekend!

NEXT WEEK: Once Barry exits the region, classic summer weather should make a comeback.  Expect more highs in the 90s and rain chances near 20-30%.

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