Wednesday July 27, 2016
Forecaster: James Spann
HIGHER RAIN COVERAGE AHEAD: The upper ridge over Alabama will weaken slightly, and the air aloft will be a little colder, making the air more unstable. Accordingly, we will expect to see an increase in the number of showers and storms each day through Friday. Most of them will come during the afternoon and evening hours, but we can't rule out a late night or morning shower. And, due to the increase in the number of showers and storms, heat levels come down a bit. Many North Alabama communities won't get out of the 80s; with 90s confined to the southern half of the state.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: An ocean of humidity will continue to cover the Deep South, and we will continue to deal with scattered showers and storms Saturday and Sunday with a mix of sun and clouds both days. Best chance of storms will come from 1:00 until 10:00 p.m., and highs will be at or just over 90 degrees.
NEXT WEEK: We begin August with some pretty routine mid-summer weather. Hot humid days, scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and storms. Highs in the low 90s.
TROPICS: Dry air continues to cover the Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.
AT THE BEACH: About 7 to 9 hours of sunshine daily on the coast from Panama City Beach over to Gulf Shores through the weekend, and you will deal with an occasional passing shower or thunderstorm. Highs on the immediate coast 87-90, with low to mid 90s inland.
Today's Record Temperatures