Weather Xtreme: While Showers & Storms Can Be Expected Today, Thursday & Friday Will Be Dry & Hot

| July 28, 2021 @ 6:10 am

DENSE FOG ADVISORY: A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 8 am this morning for Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties in North Alabama, and for Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega counties in Central Alabama.

TODAY: Drier air will start working into the mid-levels of the atmosphere today across Central Alabama, which will reduce the scattered shower and thunderstorm chances for the northern half. Unfortunately, there will continue to be plenty of moisture at the lower levels, which will keep the humidity levels high and the heat index elevated. A few isolated showers or storms will be possible along and north of I-20 today, while scattered to numerous showers and storms will be more likely over the southern half of the area during the afternoon hours. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s across the area.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for all counties in Central Alabama for today until 7 pm this evening.

THE REST OF THE WEEK: The ridge strengthens across the area on Thursday, which will give us a dry day with plenty of sun and plenty of heat. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s. Same story on Friday… hot and humid with plenty of sunshine. Highs in the mid to upper 90s. Some locations may flirt with the century mark in the southern and western parts of the area.

THE CENTRAL ALABAMA WEEKEND: The ridge begins to weaken for the weekend and a cold front will begin to approach the area on Saturday. Moisture levels will increase ahead of the front to introduce a small chance for a few isolated to scattered afternoon showers or storms. Highs will be in the lower to mid-90s. Rain chances increase somewhat as the front begins to move closer and eventually into the northern parts of the state on Sunday. Scattered showers and storms can be expected during the main heating of the day, especially during the late afternoon through the evening hours. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the mid 90s.

THE START OF NEXT WEEK: Showers and storms will be likely at times on Monday as the front continues to push southward through the area. While we do not need the rain, the good news is that the oppressive heat will be gone for a bit. Highs will be in the mid 80s to the lower 90s.

Drier air will start to work into the northern half of the area on Tuesday, while the front continues to struggle to move out of the southern half of the area. Scattered showers and storms will be possible south of I-20, while mostly sunny skies can be expected north of that. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s for the most part.

THE TROPICS: All is quiet across the Atlantic Basin, and tropical cyclone formation is not expected within the next five days.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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