A Stray Shower or Two to Start the Week, Staying Dry & Getting Hot By The Weekend

Mainly Dry on Monday, but a Few Storms are Possible

Most of Central Alabama will stay dry throughout all of Monday, but a leftover gradient may be a focal point of a few isolated storms in the northern parts of the area during the first half of the day, but those will be more focused in the extreme southern parts of the area by afternoon. Dry air will eventually be advected into the area around the backside of an upper low to our north. Rain chances will be small and skies will be partly cloudy. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s across the area.

The Rest of the Work Week Ahead

For Tuesday and Wednesday, that upper low will slowly move across the Carolinas, but we can expect a few waves of energy around the southern parts of the system that may affect North Alabama and possibly down into Central Alabama. At this point, both days look to be mostly dry, but I can’t rule out a stray shower or storm mainly over the northeastern parts of the area. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s on both days.

The low becomes an open trough and moves out to see and ridging starts to build from the southwest and west. We’ll have dry weather with mostly sunny skies for your Thursday and Friday, but those afternoon highs will be on the rise. Thursday will be in the mid-80s to the lower 90s and hotter on Friday in the lower to mid-90s.

Mother Nature Cranks Up the Heat for Next Weekend

While the heat continues to build for Saturday and Sunday, don’t look for any rainfall to help cool us off any. Highs on both days will be in the lower to mid-90s with a few southern locations in Central Alabama possibly hitting the upper 90s. Skies will be mostly sunny on both days as well, so don’t expect any shade from them.

The Tropics

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days over the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.

On This Date in Weather History

1953 – Dust devils are usually rather benign weather phenomena, however, two boys were injured by one near Prescott AZ. One of the boys suffered a black eye, and the other boy had two vertebrae fractured by wind-blown debris.

1987 – Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in the northwestern U.S. A tornado damaged five homes and destroyed a barn near Salmon ID. It lifted a metal shed 100 feet into the air, and deposited it 100 yards away. Hail an inch and a half in diameter caused ten million dollars damage to automobiles at Nampa ID.

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