FIRST ALERT: Heat Advisory for Saturday starting at 9 a.m.; Isolated storms possible in the afternoon
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - You can expect more pleasantly warm conditions for the remainder of the night with a comfortable start tomorrow morning. A slight increase in muggy levels will make for a rapid increase in heat levels by noon tomorrow, especially over west and southern areas. A heat advisory has been issued for Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, and counties to the south. This will be for heat index values between 104º and 107º. If you have plans for the game know where the nearby cooling stations are located. Dangerously hot temperature levels can be expected for the kickoff of the Alabama game and feels-like temperatures will be near 100º at Auburn and Jacksonville State. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny, with a northwest wind developing in the afternoon and evening. A few isolated showers or a stray strong thunderstorm can’t be ruled out in the afternoon. Sunday will be the more tolerable day heat-wise, with less muggy conditions and lots of sunshine.
THE TROPICS AND WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: We will continue to see lots of sunshine through early next week, with another gradual increase in the muggy levels. This will also lead to a few pop-up showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours by Wednesday. Unfortunately, this will not be the drought ending type rain we need. Currently severe drought conditions continue for Shelby County and the drought will likely expand over the coming days. As for Dorian, the hurricane is expected to impact Nova Scotia tomorrow. We are monitoring several tropical systems, including a tropical wave in the Eastern Atlantic that could near the Caribbean by early next week. Be sure to join us for a look at the tropical forecast guidance starting at 9 p.m. on WBRC FOX6 News.
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