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Dry Through Saturday With Lower Humidity

| August 14, 2019 @ 3:21 pm

NOT AS HOT: As advertised, heat levels are down over the northern half of Alabama this afternoon. Temperature are generally between 88 and 94 with a partly sunny sky. To the south, strong thunderstorms continue to drift slowly southward over the southern quarter of the state. SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe storms for South Alabama through the evening hours.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Look for mostly sunny days, lower humidity and slightly cooler nights tomorrow through Saturday. Highs will be mostly in the low 90s tomorrow and Friday, with mid 90s Saturday. Morning lows will be in the upper 60s for most communities. Sunday will be mostly dry, but we will mention the chance of isolated afternoon showers as moisture levels begin to rise. The high Sunday will be in the low to mid 90s.

NEXT WEEK: A weak upper trough will bring somewhat unsettled weather to the state for decent part of the week. Each day will feature a mix of sun and clouds with scattered, and possibly numerous showers and thunderstorms, mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will be in the 87-91 degree range. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

No sign of any additional triple digit heat through the end of August; there is a very good chance the worst of the summer heat is now behind us.

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

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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