FIRST ALERT: Rising temperatures and the latest on Tropical Storm Fiona

Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 5:52 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2022 at 10:08 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We continue to track Tropical Storm Fiona over the far northeast Caribbean. The system is expected to continue west, and most guidance shows a gradual turn northwest early next week. Right now, we don’t expect the system to enter the Gulf Region, but we will closely monitor. Intensity forecasts show this system becoming a category one hurricane by the middle of next week.

As for the weather in Alabama, dew point temperatures will remain in the comfortable range through the weekend. Low temperatures will be in the lower to middle 60s and highs in the middle and upper 80s. We will see a few passing clouds, but no rain. If you are going to a college football game Saturday afternoon, make sure you apply the sunscreen! The UV Index will remain in the very high range at 8, indicating that your skin could start to burn within 15-20 minutes of sun exposure. Stay hydrated and don’t forget the hat and the sunglasses too. Temperatures around kickoff will end up in the upper 80s for all three games, with temperatures cooling into the upper 70s and low 80s by the end of the games. Evening hours will end up comfortable with dry conditions and temperatures cooling off into the 70s.

Our Next Big Thing will be a dose of above average temperatures next week. We could easily approach 90°F on Monday afternoon. Tuesday will end up warmer, with highs in the lower 90s. Mid 90s can’t be ruled out next Wednesday and Thursday. We will likely remain dry for most of next week, with a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky.


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