BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - TRACKING ISOLATED SHOWERS: The dry soil and less humid air made for a cool start to the day, with temperatures in the 50s in some areas. The muggy air is starting to build in from the southwest and this is fueling isolated showers and storms to the west. Rain chances will remain limited through this evening, with mostly dry conditions overnight. Lows tonight will be in the 60s. The expanding drought is also making for dangerous fire weather conditions and today the Alabama Forestry Commission issued a Fire Alert for our area.
REST OF THE WEEK AND WEEKEND: Don’t put away the short sleeves just yet! Dry weather is expected through the end of the workweek and weekend, with high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 90s. There is a good chance we will set record highs over the coming days. At night the sky will be mostly clear, and the dry conditions will help bring an improvement in comfort levels at night. The heat will continue to dominate the region through a good portion of next week, but we will be tracking a cold front that will bring some changes for the first weekend of October. There is a good chance we will see lows back in the low 50s with highs in the 80s.
This system could bring a few showers later in the week however rain chances still look to remain limited.
We are tracking multiple tropical systems in the Atlantic Basin. Jerry is now a post-tropical cyclone and this system will move into the central Atlantic. Lorenzo is forecast to become a powerful hurricane and this system will also be turning north across the central Atlantic. Karen is expected to stall east of the Bahamas and the system could drift west early next week. We’re not concerned about impacts across our region at this time, but we will be closely monitoring for any changes in track. We will have updates starting on The Four on WBRC FOX6 News and we will also have the latest tropical tracks posted on the WBRC First Alert Weather app.