Scott Martin: Nice weekend for Alabama, followed by a warming trend, risk of showers
THIS WEEKEND: What a great weekend to come because we will stay dry with very pleasant weather. Saturday will have near maximum sunshine with highs between the mid-70s and the lower 80s. Mainly sunny and dry conditions will continue on Sunday with warmer temperatures. Afternoon highs will be between the 1970s and mid-1980s.
NEXT WEEK: A ridge will rise over the southeast during the work week, bringing us warmer temperatures and higher humidity levels. On Monday the skies will be mostly sunny with highs between the low to mid 80’s. We are looking to stay mostly dry on Tuesday, but with higher humidity levels I can’t rule out a secluded shower or two somewhere. . The peaks will be in the upper 70s to the upper 80s.
Wednesday will present the best chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, but the overall chance will only be around 40%. The peaks will range from the lower 80s in the north to the upper 80s in the southeast. Chances of rain will drop on Thursday, but an isolated downpour or two will be possible during the day’s main heat. The peaks will be between the low to the mid-80s.
Friday will be warmer, but I believe the whole day will be dry. With mostly sunny skies, the peaks will be somewhere between the mid to high 80s, and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone hits 90 degrees in the far southeast of Alabama.
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