We begin another morning under clear skies with very mild temps. As of the 3am hour it was 79-degrees at the Birmingham airport.
Today should bring us another sunny, hot day across Alabama. Expect highs in our area to average near 93-degrees...east winds at 5-10...and only about a 10-percent chance of a brief shower.
Tonight should see mostly clear skies...lows near 73...and light winds.
Tropical depression number-9 continues to churn in the Gulf with 35 mph sustained winds. This system is moving to the west at around 7mph. TD-9 still has the potential to become a tropical storm as it is expected to make a turn to the north and northeast. The forecast trek still takes this system across the big bend area of Florida sometime on Thursday. With this scenario Alabama is not expected to be impacted by this system.
A frontal boundary will give us a slight chance of rain on Thursday and help to steer the tropical system away from Alabama.
Cooler temps and dry air are expected for Friday into early next week.
Mickey Ferguson, WBRC First Alert weather