FIRST ALERT: Still mainly dry, but stray shower possible on Tuesday

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 5:57 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 10:10 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Another clear and pleasant night across central Alabama with high pressure in control of our weather pattern. Temperatures will fall into the 60s for Tuesday morning. The warming trend continues, and we will see the lower 90s tomorrow and potentially middle 90s by Wednesday and Thursday. We will be closer to record highs than normal highs, but we don’t expect record highs. Low temperatures through Thursday will range from the middle to upper 60s. Thankfully, dew point temperatures won’t be too high and so while it may feel a little sticky, it won’t feel super muggy.

Monday evening weather update 9p
Monday evening weather update 9p(WBRC)

Based on new data, we did as in a 10% chance for a passing shower tomorrow, but most areas will be dry. This chance will be coming in from the north and it won’t be a big deal even if it materializes. We just didn’t want you to be shocked if you saw a passing shower tomorrow. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies in the forecast with just a few passing clouds.

A cold front looks to arrive later in the day Thursday, but rain does not appear likely. We will see breezy conditions, a big drop in dewpoint temperatures, and more sunshine to end the week. Fall officially begins on Thursday! Saturday morning will be the coolest morning and in the middle and upper 50s. Highs in the middle 80s. Temperatures will likely trend warmer Saturday with highs in the upper 80s and a mostly sunny sky. Humidity levels will likely increase Sunday as another cold front approaches Alabama. Most of Sunday will end up dry, but showers will be possible by late Sunday afternoon into next Monday morning. It does not look measurable so continue to water your lawn and garden.

Tropical Update: Hurricane Fiona continues to strengthen tonight with max. sustained winds at 110 MPH. Once reaching 115 MPH, Fiona will be a Category 3 or major hurricane. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos and a Tropical Storm Warning for the southeastern Bahamas. Fiona is forecast to become a Category 4 hurricane tomorrow while passing through the Turks and Caicos. The storm is forecast to track northwest in the short term and then northeast after that which would keep it away from the mainland United States. It could produce a high rip current threat along the East Coast for the middle and end of the week, but that’s it. Bermuda will likely see significant impacts as it passes by the island Thursday as a major hurricane. There is another disturbance we will need to watch closely over the next 7-10 days because data shows it tracking over the Caribbean and potentially moving closer to the Gulf of Mexico. Still plenty of time to iron out the details; the forecast CAN and WILL change. So, stay up to date on the WBRC First Alert Weather App in the days ahead.

Monday evening weather update 9p
Monday evening weather update 9p(WBRC)

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