MUGGY WEATHER RETURNS: Hot August weather continues across Alabama today, and humidity levels will be higher as moisture levels increase. We note a few isolated showers on radar early this morning over parts of West Alabama, and we will mention widely scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and early tonight, during the peak of the daytime heating process. Otherwise today will be partly sunny with a high in the mid 90s for most communities.
We note the NWS has issued a “heat advisory” for parts of Central and Northwest Alabama today due to the higher humidity values expected.
REST OF THE WEEK: We look for an increase in the number of scattered showers and storms, especially Wednesday through Friday, as the upper ridge weakens, the air becomes more unstable, and moisture levels continue to rise. Odds of any one spot getting wet tomorrow are 30/40 percent, then rising to 50/60 percent over the latter half of the week. Heat levels will also drop with highs in the low 90s tomorrow, and then between 86 and 91 Wednesday through Friday.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Not much change; the weather will be a bit unsettled with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Sunday, generally between 12:00 noon and 10:00 p.m. Otherwise, look for a mix of sun and clouds both days with highs in the upper 80s.
NEXT WEEK: Looks like fairly typical late August weather, with partly sunny days and “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms” daily. Highs will be around 90.
From James Spann and the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog