Dry Through Saturday; Lower Humidity

| August 15, 2019 @ 5:46 am

SUNNY SUMMER DAYS: A dry airmass now covers most of Alabama, meaning humidity values will be lower over the next few days along with slightly cooler nights. Expect a good supply of sunshine on a daily basis through Saturday with lows 90s today and tomorrow, and mid 90s Saturday.

Moisture levels begin to rise Sunday, and showers and storms are possible… mainly over the southern and western counties of the state. Sunday’s high will be in the low 90s for most communities.

NEXT WEEK: An upper trough will bring fairly unsettled weather to the state Monday and Tuesday; the sky will be occasionally cloudy with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Afternoon highs will drop into the 87-90 degree range thanks to showers and a limited amount of sun. Then, showers should thin out over the latter half of the week. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Once again, no sign of life across the Atlantic basin; tropical storm formation is not expected through early next week. We do expect the tropics to wake up late this month and in September, however. The hurricane season runs through the end of November.

RAIN UPDATE: These are rain totals since January 1, and the departure from average…

Huntsville 42.27″ +7.87″
Mobile 40.74″ -2.93″
Anniston 37.04″ +3.83″
Tuscaloosa 35.81 +1.64″
Birmingham 32.25″ -2.77″

ON THIS DATE IN 1983: Hurricane Alicia formed on this day and was the costliest tropical cyclone in the Atlantic since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. It struck Galveston and Houston, Texas directly, causing $2.6 billion (1983 USD) in damage and killing 21 people. This storm was the worst Texas hurricane since Hurricane Carla in 1961. Also, Alicia was the first billion-dollar tropical cyclone in Texas history.

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