THE NEXT 24 HOURS: There is a fall-feel in the air tonight, with temperatures already tumbling into the 70s. The northerly breeze is also adding to the comfier conditions. That was the one thing I noticed while observing an incredible sunset on Red Mountain. The sky will remain mostly clear overnight, with lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s. If you have big plans for Sunday, no rain is expected. You can expect another mostly sunny and less humid day, with highs near 91º.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: The dry weather will continue through Labor Day, with lots of sunshine and highs nearing 90º. However, we do have a First Alert for some changes on Tuesday, as the muggy air returns. Plan on the more typical summer setup for the middle of the week, with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The highest rain chance will be on Thursday, as another cold front approaches the state. We continue to see indications of another surge of dry air reaching the state by next weekend. So, expect rain chances to once again back off on Friday, with sunshine and low humidity for next Saturday.
FIRST ALERT TROPICAL UPDATE: Post-tropical cyclone Omar has dissipated over the Atlantic so currently there are no named tropical systems. However, we are monitoring multiple tropical disturbances with the potential or development. A tropical wave over the Caribbean has a low 10% chance of development within the next five days. There are two systems over the far eastern Atlantic however that will likely become tropical depressions or tropical storms. At this time, we’re not concerned about impacts in our region, but we will continue to monitor and pass along updates on WBRC Fox6 News, and on the WBRC First Alert Weather App.