Mild Weather On Tap; Drought Continues. Saturday Forecast Update 530 pm #alwx @wvua23


Cooler temperatures have arrived in Alabama this weekend! Unfortunately, it looks like they aren’t going to stick around too long as we start a gradual warmup tomorrow. Thankfully, 90s are not in the forecast, but with such dry conditions across the state, temperatures will warm up quickly in the mornings, and cool off quickly in the evenings. This is that classic “dress in layers” forecast, as conditions may be a bit cool as you head out the door in the morning, but will be on the mild to warm side by the lunch hour. Rain chances look to be slim to none over the next week. A weak through enters the state late Wednesday into Thursday, but it doesnt appear it will bring much more than a stray shower or two. I’ve added a small chance of a shower for late Wednesday night into Thursday morning into the extended forecast, but if you are looking for drought busting rainfall, don’t hold your breath.


Speaking of the drought, it continues to expand and get worse across the state. Burn bans remain in place across all of north and central Alabama, and burning is highly discouraged anywhere in Alabama.  Wildfires have been a significant issue across the state over the past couple of weeks, so be careful with anything flammable.


The weather looks nice for the big race at the Talladega Superspeedway. Temperatures will top out just below the 80 degree mark under clear skies.


TROPICS: The Atlantic basin remains quiet this evening.


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Alex Puckett
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