RECORD HEAT POSSIBLE TODAY: We shattered record highs in Tuscaloosa and Anniston yesterday and there is a good chance we will set more record highs today.
RECORD HIGHS FOR TODAY: Tuscaloosa 97 (1961), Anniston 96 (1931), and Birmingham 99 (1931).
We will have another good supply of sunshine for today, with highs surging into the mid to upper 90s. If you’re attending the Alabama game later this morning pack the sunscreen and plan on some steamy weather. Feels-like temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s by early afternoon. We will also have hot and steamy weather for tailgating and for kickoff time at Auburn. I’ve noticed a couple of lone showers on radar over the past couple of afternoons and we may see a stray pop-up later today. However, most areas will remain dry. The sky will clear tonight, with lows in the upper 60s and low 70s. Tomorrow is going to be another very hot day, with highs surging into the 90s under a mostly sunny sky.
CHANGES ARE COMING: Based on the time of year, there is a good chance this could be our final round of serious heat for the season. We will be tracking a cold front that will arrive on Tuesday. Monday is going to be another very hot day, with a slightly better chance for a pop-up shower or storm late. We will have a better chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm on Tuesday as the cold front moves in. However, the coverage of rain will remain very scattered.
COOLER AIR ARRIVES WEDNESDAY: The heat will finally back off on Wednesday as a cooler and drier air mass settles in. Highs on Wednesday will top out in the low 80s for a nice change, with lows in the 50s! It’s certainly going to feel like fall when you head out the door Thursday morning. We’ll have lots of sunshine for the second half of the work-week, with a temperature rebound into the mid 80s by Friday.
TROPICAL UPDATE: We are tracking Karl and Lisa in the Atlantic, but both tropical systems are expected to track north and away from the United States. Karl is pulling away from Bermuda and remains the stronger of the two systems. There is a good chance Karl will become a hurricane later today. You can track Karl and Lisa on the WBRC First Alert Weather App. Have a wonderful weekend!
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt