Hot Independence Day Weekend; Rain Ahead

Sevenday_640Its been another hot day across west and central Alabama, with temperatures topping out at 96 degrees in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. Anniston reached 98 degrees, and the state capitol hit triple digits. Sunday will be more of the same weather, with high temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 90s across west and central Alabama under mostly sunny skies. Its possible a stray shower or storm passes you by tomorrow, but most spots will stay dry on Sunday. Independence day will be another hot one, with some increased clouds and an isolated storm chance the only relief from the heat. Most spots should stay dry through the afternoon, though. Based on some of the new model data coming in this afternoon, a few spots in Central Alabama could see some rain Monday night. The best chance for a couple of scattered storms interrupting your fireworks show would be West of I-65 and North of I-20. More widespread rain returns to the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday, but high temperatures will hold steady in the mid 90s through the end of the forecast period.

Looking at the tropics, while the Eastern Pacific is heating up a bit with the earliest named storm in that basin in the satellite era, the Atlantic basin remains quiet.

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Alex Puckett

Twitter: @puckettwx



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