Drier Air, Hot Days, Cooler Nights… Tuesday Forecast Update – 5pm


Good Tuesday afternoon! A weak cold front is passing through Alabama this afternoon, which is dropping humidity from north to south. The dewpoints in Tuscaloosa were in the middle 70s at 1pm, now they are dropping into the upper 60s with a north breeze. Drier air will overtake all of west and central Alabama this evening and tonight. As dewpoints drop, our air temperatures will drop overnight. Most areas will dip into the middle to upper 60s late tonight. As the air dries out, skies will become clear this evening.

An upper air ridge west of Alabama and upper air trough northeast of Alabama will bring our area a northerly flow for much of the week and into the weekend. With heat bubble out west, we aren’t expecting extreme heat here, but daytime temperatures will be rather hot. Look for highs in the lower 90s each day this week and weekend. Lows at night will remain in the upper 60s, due to the drier air. Skies will remain sunny each day, with little to no risk of rain in the forecast this week or weekend.

Humidity will increase a tad early next week, which may increase the risk of a stray shower or storm.

We’re watching several tropical waves in the Atlantic and Caribbean at this hour, but none of these features will impact the US Mainland. We’ll continue to watch the tropics as the season progresses…

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Looking back at August Rainfall – Tuesday Update 4:00pm

todays rainfall

Good Tuesday afternoon to you! Now that it’s September, lets take a look back at our rainfall totals during the month of August. As you may have noticed, its been a very wet month across Alabama. Notice the rain totals on the map above South Alabama had the highest rainfall in the state. Totals range around 15 inches across deep South Alabama to only about 1 inch across parts of Central and North Alabama. There were several locations that picked up well over 6 inches of rainfall throughout the state. Some of the rain led to flash flooding issues, but those were very isolated.

Laura Carr WVUA-TV Weather Intern

Source: National Weather Service Birmingham