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First Alert: Feeling like fall for the start of the weekend, but plan on hotter afternoons

Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 5:21 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 9:35 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: The fall-feel is back in the air tonight, with temperatures tumbling into the 70s and 60s. The sky will remain clear, with lows in the upper 50s and low 60s. After another chilly morning, temperatures will rebound into the middle to upper 80s Saturday afternoon. Plan for hotter feeling conditions for the kickoff of the Games in Tuscaloosa, Auburn, and Legion Field. We will have another mostly sunny sky for our Saturday. This drier weather will continue into Sunday, with highs back in the mid to upper 80s in the afternoon.

FIRST ALERT FOR ANOTHER TROPICAL SYSTEM IN THE GULF: We are monitoring another tropical disturbance over the Caribbean with a 70% chance of becoming better organized within the next five days. Some of the global data shows this system lifting north into the far western Gulf next week. It’s still too soon to say when or where this could make a landfall and we won’t have a better idea until the system becomes better organized. However, we will need to closely monitor this just in case the system trends further north and east next week.

In the meantime, we will see the return of scattered storms next week. You will start to notice the muggy-feel back in the area by Monday. Daytime temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s, but the heat index could top 90º at times. We will also have milder nights, with lows in the middle to upper 60s. Most of Monday looks like dry, with the chance for isolated pop-up showers late in the day. However, the chance for scattered storms will increase in the afternoon hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I’ll have more specifics on rain chances for next week, plus updates on the tropics at 9PM on WBRC Fox6 News.

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