Hot Days Continue… Little to No Rain Ahead…Tuesday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23
September 20, 2016 Leave a comment
Good Tuesday afternoon! It has turned out to be another hot day across Alabama, with plenty of sunshine. Highs have reached the lower to middle 90s across the entire state, with a few upper 80s over far northeast Alabama. Fortunately, humidity is much lower today, allowing for a slight break in the extreme heat. Expect a nice evening, with temperatures dropping into the middle 70s by 10pm and upper 60s before sunrise tomorrow morning.
Wednesday will include a hot and dry day, with air temperatures reaching the lower 90s. Humidity will remain low on Wednesday and Thursday, so I don’t expect any extreme heat in the forecast with oppressive humidity. However, highs in the lower 90s will feel hot enough relative to the averages for late September.
Moisture will increase slightly over the weekend, adding a slight discomfort to the air. Lows will warm into the lower 70s, as the dewpoints rise and prevent cooler nights. There are signs of lower dewpoints returning to Alabama early next week, which will allow for air temperatures to get cooler at night. I don’t see any signs of a strong cold front just yet, but we are seeing signs of cooler air in the weeks ahead, as we move into Fall. Fall officially begins on Thursday.
In the tropics, we have Tropical Storm Karl (wind: 40mph) and Tropical Storm Lisa. Karl will brush Bermuda Friday night and early Saturday before turning northeast into the open Atlantic. Lisa has winds of 45mph and will likely turn north over the next few days. Karl and Lisa are no risk to the US.
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist