Mild Days… Chilly Nights… No Rain… Monday Forecast Update – 4pm #alwx @wvua23
October 10, 2016 Leave a comment
Good Monday afternoon! It’s another dry day across Alabama, as drought conditions significantly worsen across much of north and central Alabama. There continues to be a high wildfire danger across the state, with the combination of dry air and a light breeze. Expect temperatures to drop quickly tonight, with dry air and winds becoming calm. Lows will reach the upper 40s in some areas along and north of I-20, with low 50s more likely south of I-20. Skies remain clear overnight, with absolutely no chance of rain.
A quick ramp up in temperatures Tuesday afternoon can be expected, with most of central and west Alabama reaching the lower 80s for highs. Keep in mind, very dry air efficiently heats and cools. With another night of calm winds, clear skies and dry air, temperatures will drop into the upper 40s to near 50 Tuesday night. Moisture levels begin to come up just a little bit by late week, allowing overnight temperatures to modify into the lower 60s Thursday night and Friday night. Highs will warm into the middle 80s on Thursday and Friday. We’ll remain dry through the weekend.
In the tropics, we’re carefully watching Tropical Storm Nicole get better organized. Winds are at 60mph, with a movement north at 6mph. While Nicole will not impact the US mainland, Nicole will impact Bermuda in a big way Wednesday night into Thursday as a strong hurricane. Models suggest winds could be around 90mph or higher as the center passes very close to the island. A hurricane watch is in place there right now, with an upgrade to a hurricane in the next 24 hours.
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist