Still Dry Today, But Breezy With Low Humidity

| September 5, 2019 @ 5:53 am

DRY DAYS: Sunny weather continues across Alabama today, but humidity levels will be a tad lower following a dry front that passed through last night. And, a north breeze will increase this afternoon into the 10-20 mph range, making the September heat feel more comfortable. The high today will be in the low 90s; tonight will be clear and pleasant; cooler spots could see lows in the upper 50s early tomorrow.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Not much change. Dry air means sunny hot days and fair nights; the high will be in the low 90s tomorrow, followed by mid 90s Saturday and Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: Hope of beneficial rain looks low, although we will mention a chance of isolated showers Tuesday and Wednesday. Otherwise, partly to mostly sunny days, fair nights, and highs mostly in the low 90s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school games tomorrow night, the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from the upper 80s at kickoff, into the upper 70s by the final whistle.

Saturday, Alabama hosts New Mexico State at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa (3p CT kickoff)… it will be a sizzling afternoon with a kickoff temperature near 97 degrees, falling into the low 90s by the fourth quarter. The sky will be mostly sunny.

Auburn will host Tulane Saturday evening (6:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from 90 degrees at kickoff into the upper 70s by the final whistle.

UAB is on the road… they travel to Akron, Ohio to play the Zips Saturday (11a CT kickoff). The sky will be mostly sunny with temperatures rising from near 70 at kickoff, into the mid 70s by the fourth quarter.

HURRICANE DORIAN: Dorian is a dangerous, category three hurricane with sustained winds of 115 mph. The center early this morning is 80 miles south/southeast of Charleston.

Important points…

*Life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds are expected along portions the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina, and portions of southeast Virginia and the southern Chesapeake Bay, regardless of the exact track of Dorian’s center. Water levels could rise well in advance of the arrival of strong winds. Residents in these areas should follow advice given by local emergency officials.

*Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Charleston, South Carolina, recently reported a wind gust to 68 mph at the Charleston International Airport.

*A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
Savannah River to the North Carolina/Virginia border
Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

*A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
North Carolina/Virginia border to Chincoteague VA
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point southward

*A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
North of Chincoteague VA to Fenwick Island DE
Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Drum Point
Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island
Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach MA
Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard MA

*Dorian should soon begin to experience increasing southwesterly shear, which should lead to at least slow weakening during the next couple of days. The official forecast maintains the cyclone at hurricane strength through 72 hours.

TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE: This system is in the eastern Atlantic, and will gain latitude and move into the open North Atlantic far from land.

ELSEWHERE IN THE TROPICS: A disturbance north of Bermuda is moving north, and if anything develops here it will be no threat to land. A wave coming off the coast of Africa has potential for development over the next five days; it is moving to the west, and it is too early to know if this will ultimately impact the Lesser Antilles, or turn north into the open Atlantic. Tropical Depression Fernand has dissipated over northern Mexico.

ON THIS DATE IN 1925: The state recorded its hottest temperature ever, 112 degrees, at Centreville. It was 108 in Gadsden and 109 in Demopolis. It was 105 in Tuscaloosa and 104 in Cullman. Every reporting station in the state of Alabama recorded a high of 100 degrees or higher on this date, an unprecedented event that has never been repeated.

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