Mother Nature begins to heat up; We continue the series of pre-season tropical storm formations: the Alabama weather blog
Mother Nature turns up the thermostat
The forecast for today and the next six days really shows no relief for the heat that will start to build up under what we are calling the âdeath ridgeâ. Take advantage of this weekend as it will be the last we will see for a little while some places will stay in the 80s. Here is what we got for this forecast period.
This weekend will be fabulous but the heat will start to rise in central Alabama. We will have mostly sunny skies with highs reaching the mid-80s to lower 90s on Saturday, but warming in the upper 80s to lower 90s on Sunday.
No chance for the forecast for the coming work week except for even warmer temperatures as the ridge strengthens. The forecast will be very similar for each day through Thursday as the sky will be mostly sunny with no rain expected. Monday’s highs will be between the low to mid-90s, going from low to mid-90s on Tuesday, low to mid-90s on Wednesday, and back to the low to high 90s on Thursday.
The trend across the country flattens out for the most part on Friday, except for a low over the northeast, which could bring a wave of humidity to the northern half of the region by late Friday afternoon . For now, it looks like much of the area will remain dry, but a few isolated or scattered showers and storms may be possible. The heat will not come back down, as the peaks will be in the lower 90s to the north and the upper 90s to the south.
Update on the tropics
Subtropical storm Ana formed earlier this morning just northeast of Bermuda and was blowing 45 mph winds and was moving west-southwest at 3 mph. A tropical storm watch is forecast for Bermuda as these conditions are expected today before Ana begins a quick start to the northeast and eventually dissipates within days.
We also have Invest 91L who moved ashore in Southeast Texas. The system could produce heavy rain over parts of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana today. With the soils already saturated in this region, heavy rains could result in sudden, urban and additional flooding in this region.
On this day in the meteorological history
1987 – A powerful tornado virtually wiped the small southwest Texas community of Saragosa from the map. The tornado destroyed eighty-five percent of the city’s structures, killing thirty people and injuring 121 others in the city of 183. The tornado threw trucks and cars through mud and frame houses. wood, and some vehicles exploded at 500 feet.
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