Dangerous Heat Ahead
FOR TUESDAY: You can expect hot and humid weather as highs climb into the mid to upper 90s. Once again, the only heat relief will come from those widely spaced afternoon showers and storms. Heat index values this afternoon will range from 100-105°.
GETTING HOTTER: It is all about the upper-level ridge strengthening to our west and the warm air aloft associated with the ridge that will keep a lid on the atmosphere, with only isolated afternoon thunderstorms expected. Most locations will be in the upper 90s to near 100° Wednesday through Friday. Thankfully, Alabama will be on the eastern periphery of the high, meaning the hottest temperatures still look to be staying to the west of the state. Being on the east side of the ridge, we are going to see northwest flow across the state and that could allow storms to move south from the Midwest into the Southeast, however, not expecting much, and it is likely to be just and hot and humid week of weather. We do note that we are likely to see heat advisories issued later this week as well as those heat index values (feels-like temperatures) will be at or over 105°, which is advisory criteria for South/Central Alabama.
WEEKEND WEATHER: The ridge shifts a little to the west, heat levels drop slightly with highs in the mid 90s with a little better coverage of scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours. Partly sunny days, fair and muggy night are expected.
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