The big picture from above shows just a few fair weather clouds across Alabama and Hurricane Arthur over the Atlantic and closing in on southern New England.
Arthur is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by Saturday morning and continue weakening as it tracks towards Nova Scotia. Improving weather conditions across the Northeast this weekend if you happen to be taking flight in that direction.
Locally, dew points are in the 50s and that means it feels good and is the kind of weather where you don't mind leaving your long hair down. There is even a little breeze to add to the refeshing feel to the air on this 4th of July.
We are forecast to rise to near 85° this afternoon which is 5° below normal. Last year on the 4th we were wet and in the 70s but in 2012 we roasted with highs in the upper 90s.
Seasonable and dry weather this holiday weekend. The best chance for afternoon storms is along the coastline and perhaps as far north as Montgomery on Sunday. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90°. Both temperature and humidity levels rise. Dew points on Saturday will be in the upper 50s but rise into the lower 60s by Sunday.
Have a Happy and safe 4th of July!
-Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist