Hot & Humid at Midday

At 11:25 am, we have mostly clear skies across Central Alabama but there are enough of those cumulus clouds to provide some brief relief at times from the sun on this already hot day. Temperatures were already in the mid-80s to the lower 90s across the area. Haleyville was the “cool” spot at 86 degrees but feels like 91 degrees. The hot spots were Montgomery and Troy at 92 degrees, with Troy winning out as the higher dewpoints make the feels like temperature at 101 degrees.

Clouds will be on the increase with the heating of the day across the area and we’ll see the development of isolated to scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms with the higher chances over the southern half of the area. Highs will range from around 92 degrees to as high as 97 degrees. Heat index values will approach the 105-degree mark in a few locations in the southern parts of the area, so please take the necessary steps to stay cool and hydrated if working outdoors. A few showers may linger for a little bit over the southern parts of the area during the first hour or two after sunset, but all should be dry by the late local news. Skies will become mainly clear and lows will be in the lower to mid-70s.

More moisture in the area on Thursday means we’ll see slightly higher scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon and early evening hours. Like today, we’ll start off with a good deal of sunshine, but clouds will build with the heating of the day. Highs will be in the mid-90s for most across the area.

For now, the tropics are all quiet and no new tropical cyclones are expected to form within the next five days across the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, or the Caribbean Sea. It probably won’t stay this quiet for long as we are still moving toward the peak of the season.

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