Weekend Outlook: Sunday will continue to be partly cloudy, along with a slight chance for a brief passing shower over East Alabama. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s.
Next Week’s Outlook: We start out the week with sunshine on Monday as an area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. Highs will be in the upper 80s. A trough will send a cold front toward Alabama on Tuesday. We will be partly cloudy with a few showers. Highs will be around 90°. The cold front will move through on Wednesday with spotty showers and storms. Highs will be in the lower 80s. Thursday and Friday will be mainly sunny and dry with highs in the lower 80s.
Tracking the Tropics
Hurricane Lee continues to weaken and is now a Category 2 storm with winds of 105 mph north of the Leeward Islands. Fortunately, the forecast track takes it north of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola through next Tuesday morning where it will likely restrengthen.
Extended forecast models continue to show it turning north before the Bahamas as it moves along an area of high pressure in the Central Atlantic. On this track, it will move between the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda next week. This will come very close to Bermuda as a major hurricane. Large swells and beach erosion are expected along the U.S. East Coast next week.
Tropical Storm Margot is near in the Eastern Atlantic. Forecast models want to strengthen this into a hurricane. It will track northwest and then turn north on Sunday across the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This is not a threat to land.