Hot, Mostly Dry Days Ahead… Thursday Forecast Update – 5pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather has turned out hot again today, with most areas reaching the lower to middle 90s. With dry air in place, heat index is not a factor today and will not be a factor through the weekend. The upper air ridge over our area now is in the process of weakening and moving out. This should allow a slight drop in temperatures by the weekend.

Temperatures will fall quickly this evening, with lower to middle 70s by 10pm and middle to upper 60s by sunrise Friday. Dry air heats and cools very effectively, so expect another fast increase during the day Friday, with a high around 93.

A weak surface front will move into Alabama Saturday night, with a small chance of a stray shower Saturday evening, mainly over northwest Alabama. Most of the state will be dry. The front will stall across central Alabama on Sunday and Monday, which will allow for a small chance of an isolated afternoon or evening storm to continue in the forecast most of next week. The risk of rain is only at 10%, so most communities will remain dry. Highs will top out in the lower 90s, with lows in the upper 60s.

High School Football is looking nice Friday evening. Temperatures will start off the local games in the mid 80s at 7pm, under a clear sky. Look for temperatures to drop into the middle 70s by the final play.

Alabama takes on Western Kentucky Saturday afternoon, with a 2:30pm kickoff. Expect mostly sunny skies at Bryant-Denny Stadium, with temperatures in the lower 90s at kickoff. Temperatures will drop into the upper 80s by the end of the game.

Auburn takes on Arkansas State Saturday evening, with a 6:30pm kickoff. Expect mostly clear skies and very nice conditions for the game. Temperatures will start off the game in the lower to middle 80s, with upper 70s by the end of the game.

Join us live on WVUA23 weekdays at 5, 6 and 10:00 P.M. and weekends at 10PM for the very latest on your news, weather and sports.

Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott

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