Lower Heat Levels Today; Storms For South Alabama

| August 14, 2019 @ 6:16 am

NOT AS HOT: Understand every day in August in Alabama is hot. Today will be hot, but not nearly as hot as recent days thanks to a surface front that moved through overnight. The high today will be in the low 90s over North/Central Alabama, about ten degrees “cooler” than yesterday.

This morning the front is over the middle of the state and moving slowly southward. Additional showers and storms will form over South Alabama this afternoon, and SPC maintain a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms there. Some of the heavier storms will produce strong straight line winds.

Showers should be almost impossible to find over the northern half of the state today as dry air continues to move southward.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday will be dry with mostly sunny days, lower humidity levels, and slightly cooler nights. Highs will be mostly in the low 90s tomorrow and Friday, with lows generally in the upper 60s. Heat levels will tick up a bit over the weekend with mid 90s a good possibility. We will introduce the chance of a few isolated afternoon showers Sunday as moisture levels begin to increase.

NEXT WEEK: We will have the chance of scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms each day next week as a weak upper trough hangs around the region. Otherwise, partly sunny days with highs between 88 and 92 on most days. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: All remains very quiet across the Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected through early next week.

TUESDAY’S HEAT: These are official highs yesterday across Alabama (not from car thermometers, phone apps, or consumer thermometers… actual properly measured air temperatures)

Marion 103
Sylacauga 102
Calera 102
Birmingham 101
Anniston 101
Bessemer 101
Montgomery 101
Demopolis 100
Pell City 100
Gadsden 100
Cullman 99
Mobile 98
Huntsville 97
Alexander City 96
Auburn 93

ON THIS DATE IN 1969: Hurricane Camille, a powerful, deadly, and destructive hurricane formed just west of the Cayman Islands on this day. It rapidly intensified, and by the time it reached western Cuba the next day, it was a Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Camille was spawned on August 5th by a tropical wave off the coast of Africa. The storm became a tropical disturbance four days later on the 9th and a tropical storm on the 14th with a 999-millibar pressure center and 55 mph surface winds. Landfall would come on August 17 on the Mississippi coast as a category five hurricane.

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