Very Hot & Dry Days Continue… Wednesday Afternoon Forecast Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather started off very mild for this time of the year, with morning temperatures in the 70s. Keep in mind, average lows for early October are in the upper 50s. With full sunshine, all of west Alabama reached the lower 90s, with generally upper 80s east of I-65.

An intense summer like ridge will remain over our area through the rest of the week and this upcoming weekend. Expect highs to reach the lower 90s each afternoon, with overnight lows near 70. I don’t expect any rain this week or weekend, however, I can’t rule out a lone afternoon shower. We’ll maintain hot weather in the forecast through early next week, as the intense ridge remains over the southeast.

In the tropics, we have Hurricane Leslie in the central Atlantic. Leslie will turn north and will not impact the US. We’re also watching a tropical wave in the Caribbean, but there is still a low chance this will even develop. Even if development occurs, it will be slow to move over the next 5 days, so we have time to watch it.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
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