FIRST ALERT: Warmer afternoons, possible isolated storms by the end of the week

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 5:29 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 9:11 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We will start off in the low 60s and upper 50s Tuesday morning with patchy fog in the valleys. We will have another good supply of sunshine during the day with highs in the 80s.

One of the big stories for this week will be the warmer afternoons and slightly more humid feel. It won’t be super muggy, but it won’t feel completely dry either. Plan for dew points to climb into the low to mid 60s for the next couple of days. Small rain chances will be possible by Thursday, mainly over western areas.

Most of us will remain completely dry for the upcoming work week, so plan on watering the fall garden. The chance for a few scattered showers or a storm will linger through the weekend. The greatest rain chance will be over western areas, mainly for the afternoon hours.

We continue to track Major Hurricane Sam. It is forecast to track towards Bermuda this week, but eventually pass to the east of the island.

The tropics remain very active as we finish out the month of September. We are watching the remnants of Peter, east of Bermuda in the Central Atlantic Ocean. It has a medium chance to redevelop over the next couple of days. It is not forecast to impact the United States.

The other two tropical waves are in the eastern Atlantic moving off the coast of Africa. Both systems have a high chance to develop into a tropical depression or storm in the next three to five days. It remains too early to determine if they will impact any land areas in the Atlantic.

We only have three names left on the 2021 Atlantic list this season. The last three names to be used is Teresa, Victor, and Wanda. If we finish out this list, we will go to an alternate list for naming storms. The Greek alphabet will no longer be used.

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