BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The sky is clear tonight with overnight lows falling into the lower to mid 60s.
This weekend features low humidity! Morning temperatures will generally be in the 60s and afternoon highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Remember to avoid outdoor burning! You’ll need to water your plants because we have no rain in the forecast either. If you are going to the Alabama or UAB football game then be sure to still drink plenty of water and use sunscreen.
Early next week a weak front might pass by but the chance for rain with it looks little to none. Humidity levels could go up a little, but we aren’t expecting anything oppressive or extremely muggy.
Models are showing hot temperatures for Alabama as we finish the month of September. We could see high temperatures climb into the low to mid 90s for most of next week. Some models hint at upper 90s returning a week from today. I still don’t see any sign of fall weather for the next seven to ten days. This is concerning because a forecast like this means the drought gets worse and fire danger increases.
Hurricane Jerry is a little weaker and winds are down to 80 mph but despite that it’s bringing heavy rains to the northern Leeward Islands. Jerry is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm and then regain hurricane strength as it curves away from the Bahamas and heads towards Bermuda through early next week.
We are also watching 3 other tropical waves. There is wave over the central Caribbean that has a 10% chance of strengthening, a wave about 700 miles east of the Windward Islands that has a 40% chance of formation and a wave that is forecast to move off the coast of Africa and has a 70% chance of formation over the next 5 days.