FIRST ALERT: Dry weather to kick off the week

Published: Aug. 22, 2021 at 6:19 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2021 at 9:55 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - First Alert AccuTrack is quiet now.  Temperatures will fall into the lower 70s.  Winds become calm and patchy fog develops, especially where it has rained recently.

Sunshine and no rain to start the week.  Temperatures will be hot and rise into the lower 90s and the feel will approach 100° in many locations.  Winds will be light from the north.  Dry and mostly clear on Monday night and temperatures falling into the lower 70s.

Sunny and even hotter on Tuesday.  Highs will be above normal and reach the middle 90s and the feel will get into the lower 100s.  It will be the hottest day of the week.  Remember to do any strenuous activities early in the morning or in the evening hours if you can.  Pay attention to your plants, because the hot and dry weather may quickly make them droop.

Mother Nature brings back her own water on Wednesday in the form of showers and storms.  The coverage during the afternoon hours will climb to 40%.  I can’t rule out a strong wind producer because of the heat creating an unstable environment.  Highs in the lower 90s.

We will be watching an upper-level low tracking across Florida late week that may increase our coverage for rain and storms going into the weekend.  For now, I have rain chances in the widely scattered to scattered range and high temperatures a little lower and in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

Henri made landfall around 12:15pm ET as a tropical storm in Rhode Island.  Henri is a tropical depression and centered over Connecticut.  Inland flooding will continue to be the biggest concern because Henri will barely move in the next 24 hours. It will take until Tuesday for what’s left of Henri to track towards the Gulf of Maine.

Keep up with the heat locally and the tropics via the WBRC First Alert Weather App.

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