Very Hot Days Ahead

LOWER RAIN CHANCES, HOTTER TEMPERATURES: The upper trough that has helped produce better rain chances the last few days across the state has shifted east and the upper ridge is strengthening across Alabama today. That means showers and storms will be fewer in number, and heat levels are headed higher. With a partly to mostly sunny sky, we expect highs in the mid 90s today, and mid to upper 90s tomorrow. Heat index values will be over 100° at times, and there is a chance portions of Alabama will see a Heat Advisory if those heat index values climb to over 105°. Rain chances are much lower today and tomorrow, but not zero. We all know that summertime in Alabama, there is just about always a chance of an isolated shower or storm during the peak heating of the day, afternoon and evening hours. However, the next two days, the majority of us will not see rain.

BETTER RAIN CHANCES FOR WEEKEND: Better rain chances highlight the weekend forecast as another trough will set up over the Southeast. This will provide an atmosphere that will be more favorable for the daily threat of showers and storms. Now it won’t rain all weekend, but rain will threaten from time to time, especially during the late morning, afternoon, and evening hours. When it is not raining expect a partly sunny sky, with hot and very humid conditions. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, and overnight lows in the mid 70s.

INTO NEXT WEEK: Better than average rain chances will continue into the first few days of next week. After that, a fairly typical and standard mid-summer weather pattern is expected. Each day you can expect partly sunny, hot, humid day, with the risk of scattered, mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, while nights will be fair and very muggy with 70s for lows.

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