Hot, Humid Summer Weather Continues

| July 16, 2020 @ 5:36 am

STILL HOT, STILL HUMID: Alabama’s weather will be pretty much what you expect in mid to late July; we are forecast hot, humid days through the weekend with just a handful of isolated showers and thunderstorms around during the afternoon and evening hours. There is a surface front north of the state today that might bring strong storms to parts of Tennessee, but that front has no chance of moving into Alabama thanks to a strong upper ridge overhead. Look for partly sunny days, fair nights, and highs mostly in the mid 90s on a daily basis through Sunday.

We note there is a heat advisory for some counties in West and Northwest Alabama; this is where heat index values will be a bit higher. But, understand all of Alabama will be hot and muggy. It is just that time of the year.

NEXT WEEK: We will roll along the the summer persistence pattern. Hot, humid days with some risk of an afternoon thunderstorm in random spots every day. We do note the global models suggest the ridge could be a tad weaker by Tuesday and Wednesday with a general increase in the number of showers and storms, but the overall pattern just won’t change too much. Highs will remain mostly in the mid 90s, lows in the 70s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: All remains quiet across the vast Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend. We are all waiting on August and September, when activity is expected to return.

HEAT PARADE: Highs across Alabama yesterday included…

Tuscaloosa 97
Montgomery 96
Muscle Shoals 95
Birmingham 94
Anniston 94
Huntsville 93
Mobile 91

ON THIS DATE IN 1979: The most damaging tornado in Wyoming history touched down 3 miles west-northwest of the Cheyenne airport. This strong tornado moved east or east-southeast across the northern part of Cheyenne, causing $22 million in damage and one fatality. 140 houses and 17 trailers were destroyed. 325 other homes were damaged. Four C-130 aircraft and National Guard equipment sustained $12 million damage.

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