Hot Afternoons; Isolated Showers

| September 27, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

ANOTHER HOT ONE: Temperatures are generally in the low to mid 90s across Alabama this afternoon, and like recent days, we have a few isolated showers and thunderstorms. One of those passed over Oxford and Anniston earlier this afternoon, dropping the temperature at the Anniston airport to 79 degrees. Any lingering showers will fade away after sunset.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: The ridge aloft remains in place, and the weather won’t change. Temperatures will be near record levels, with highs in the mid 90s. Afternoon showers will remain few and far between, and mainly over the eastern half of the state.

NEXT WEEK: Not much change, hot and mostly dry. However, there are signs the ridge will finally begin to weaken late in the week with lower heat levels and a slightly better coverage of afternoon showers. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Mostly clear and warm for the high school games tonight; temperatures will fall from the low 80s at kickoff into the 70s by the second half of the games.

Tomorrow, Alabama hosts Ole Miss at Bryant-Denny Stadium (2:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be partly sunny with temperatures in the mid 90s at kickoff, falling back to near 90 by the fourth quarter. There is an outside risk of a brief shower during the game.

Auburn will host Mississippi State tomorrow evening at Jordan-Hare Stadium (6:00p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from near 89 at kickoff into the low 80s by the final whistle.

UAB travels to Bowling Green to take on Western Kentucky tomorrow evening (6:00p CT kickoff)… clear weather is the forecast with a kickoff temperature near 87 degrees, falling to near 80 by the fourth quarter.

Jacksonville State will also be on the road; they play Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tennessee tomorrow afternoon (2:00p CT kickoff)… expect a partly sunny sky with temperatures in the low 90s at kickoff, falling into the upper 80s by the end of the game. A small risk of a shower.

TROPICS: Hurricane Lorenzo, in the Central Atlantic, will turn north, and then northeast in coming days while slowly weaken well east of the U.S. Karen is now a tropical depression in the Atlantic, and should dissipate over the weekend well east of the Bahamas. The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.

ONE FOR THE RECORDS: As it stands now, this month is now tied for the second warmest September on record at Birmingham… here is the top ten (based on mean monthly temperature)…

1925 84.2
1921 81.7
2019 81.7
2018 81.4
1931 81.0
1911 80.4
2016 80.4
1933 79.7
1926 79.3
1900 79.3

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I enjoyed seeing students today at Coldwater Elementary in Oxford, and Stemley Road Elementary in Talladega County… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 and 6:00 on ABC 33/40 News! My next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. Monday… enjoy the weekend!

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