Seven-Day Outlook: Dry & Getting Hot This Week

Forecast highs and lows from the latest update of the National Blend of Models for the Birmingham metropolitan area.

A Preview of Summer Across Central Alabama
It looks like it will be a workweek with dry conditions while Mother Nature decides to crank up the heat across the Southeast as ridging will allow temperatures to reach the lower 90s in some spots. Monday and Tuesday will be rather similar as there will be a mix of sun and clouds on both days. High temperatures will be nearly similar as well, reaching the lower to mid-80s.

Wednesday will be warmer and more humid. Skies will be mostly clear across the area, but there will be a very small chance of an afternoon shower over the extreme northern parts of the area. Highs will be up in the mid to upper 80s across Central Alabama.

The heat starts to really crank up for Thursday and Friday while there will be plenty of sunshine and very few clouds. Thursday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 80s and reaching the mid-80s to the lower 90s on Friday.

The Central Alabama Weekend
The heat continues to build as Saturday and Sunday will continue to feature very few clouds and plenty of sunshine. No rain is expected and highs will reach the upper 80s to the lower 90s on Saturday and potentially reaching the upper 80s to the mid-90s on Sunday. Now that is swimming pool weather… if you ask me.

Update on the Tropics
No tropical or subtropical cyclones are expected to form during the next five days across the tropical Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico. However, gradient winds between a deepening low in the southwest and a strong ridge over the southeast may reach up to 30 MPH which will bring the potential of waves reaching 7-10 feet across the Gulf Coast mainly during Monday and Tuesday, with wave heights tapering down afterwords. There is a high risk for rip currents along the Alabama and western Florida panhandle coasts through at least Thursday.

On This Day in Weather History
1983 – A golfer playing the Fox Meadows Course in Memphis TN was struck by a bolt of lightning that went through his neck, down his spine, came out a pocket containing his keys, and went into a nearby tree. Miraculously, he survived!

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