On the third day of Fall, Mother Nature gave to me...another hot Alabama Day! A little remix this on an old Christmas classic there. Hey when conditions are this hot, maybe singing Christmas carols will cool you down? Odds are that won't work but don't worry we'll get to seasonable conditions sooner rather than later. But first we have to get through the weekend.
High pressure will continue to dominate today and that means plenty of sunshine. A few clouds will grow in during the afternoon as temperatures max in the low to mid 90s. Heating coupled with the little amount of moisture in our atmosphere may lead to a few small showers/storms. Rain activity will be isolated if anything does develop.
Most will not see a drop of rain. Dry conditions will not help our drought conditions but it will make for excellent conditions for all of the college football games kicking off across the state. No matter what game you're headed to today the odds are in your favor to enjoy a good game under the sun.
Rain chances goes up a notch Sunday as a cold front tracks closer from the west. Southerly flow ahead of the front will transport Gulf moisture into the state. Isolated showers/storms will once again be a possibly during a 90-degree afternoon. But once again, most will not see rainfall.
Coverage of rain will increase early next week as the front slowly moves through the region. I think we have a good chance of isolated to scattered showers and storms Monday, Tuesday, and early Wednesday due to the frontal passage. Behind the front cooler and much drier air will dominate the area. We'll likely see afternoon highs drop down into the mid to upper 80s for the back half of next week. Which is where we should be for this time of year.
Vernon Turner, WSFA First Alert Meteorologist
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