Our current trend of above-average heat continues today in Central Alabama. It feels like a summer morning as you head outside this morning as temperatures start off in the 60s & 70s with moderate humidity. We have a strong ridge of high pressure centered over Southeast Alabama as well, so all is quiet across the region.
We’ll approach record-high temperatures this afternoon as highs climb into the mid 90s thanks to abundant sunshine. The current record high for today’s date in Birmingham is 95°, last set back in 1962. We will likely either tie or break that record today. Overnight tonight, not a lot changes…another summer-like evening with a clear sky, calm winds & warm temps in the 70s.
The weather will stay quiet through the rest of Memorial Day weekend, but the heat is here to stay. The strong upper-level ridge in control of the weather now is not set to budge for the next few days. That means we’ll see a streak of days in the mid 90s starting today and lasting through mid-week of this coming week. On the plus side, we should remain rain-free thanks to said upper-level ridge as well.
Our next best chance of rain doesn’t enter back into the forecast until next Friday, where some extra moisture is set to return to the region and bump up our chance of showers.
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