From James Spann and the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:
HOT SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON: Sinking air on the periphery of Hurricane Florence is bringing a sunny, hot day to Alabama. Compressional heating has pushed temperatures into the mid 90s in a few spots; the average high at Birmingham on September 14 is 86 degrees.
THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: The weather will stay dry for the next five days for most of Alabama; we rise into the low 90s tomorrow, but Sunday will be a bit cooler with a high between 85 and 88 thanks to a northerly flow on the back side of Florence. Sunny days, fair nights through Wednesday. A few widely scattered showers could show up late next week on Thursday and Friday, but nothing really widespread.