RIGHT NOW: RECORD HEAT YESTERDAY…we officially broke record high temperatures in FOUR locations across Central Alabama Friday afternoon. 3 out of the 4…Anniston, Montgomery, & Tuscaloosa…all got into the 100s! Very anomalous for mid-September. Birmingham reached 99°…breaking the old record of 98°. That was last set back in 1927…92 YEARS AGO!
Quiet early this morning in central Alabama. Temperatures this morning are starting off in the 60s and 70s areawide.
TODAY: This afternoon, our temperatures will continue to be well-above average for mid-September, but it won’t be hot enough to break records. There should be more cloud cover & afternoon showers to help keep highs relatively cooler in the mid 90s.
Showers & storms are more likely today as compared to yesterday. They should begin developing at around 3 PM and continue through roughly 8 PM tonight. Putting today’s rain chance at 40%.
TONIGHT: FULL MOON for tonight! Enjoy it! Expect a mostly clear sky tonight along with warm temperatures in the 70s.
TOMORROW: Sunday should be drier than today with more sunshine over the region. Highs will once again be hot in the low & mid 90s.
TROPICS: Tropical Storm Humberto has formed near the Bahamas, currently bringing heavy rain and 40 mph winds to much of the islands. It will likely track North, far off the coast of Florida, before turning East and moving out into the open ocean. It may strengthen into a hurricane, but luckily it won’t matter as landfall is NOT expected in the continental US.
Humberto will affect our weather, however, as winds stay out of the North in Alabama. That means dry air will stick around for much of next week. Our temperatures will stay well-above normal in the 90s, and rain chances will be at a minimum. Expect mostly sunshine next week.