Very Nice at Midday Across the Area

| September 17, 2022 @ 12:10 pm

Skies across Central Alabama has a good mix of sunshine with some puffy fair-weather clouds mixed in. As of the 11 am roundup, temperatures were in the upper 70s to the mid 80s. The warm spot was Troy at 85. Birmingham was at 79.

Skies will continue to be partly to mostly sunny through the afternoon and into the early evening, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Skies will be mostly clear during the late-night and overnight, with lows in the 60s.

No change in the weather for tomorrow as skies will be partly to mostly sunny with the only difference being it will be slightly warmer. Highs in the upper 80s to right at or around 90 degrees.

Tropical Storm Fiona is located around 130 miles southeast of St. Croix and moving to the west at 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 60 mph, and most likely will strengthen to hurricane-strength by late Sunday.

Key Messages:

1. Hurricane conditions are expected across portions of Puerto Rico Sunday and Sunday night, and are possible across the U.S. Virgin Islands tonight and Sunday. Tropical storm conditions will continue to affect portions of the Leeward Islands today and will spread westward to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands later today, and to Puerto Rico tonight. Tropical storm conditions will reach the Dominican Republic by Sunday night.

2. Heavy rains from Fiona will spread west to the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today, the Dominican Republic Sunday, and the Turks and Caicos Monday night. This rainfall is likely to produce considerable flood impacts including flash and urban flooding, along with mudslides in areas of higher terrain, particularly in Puerto Rico.

3. Fiona is forecast to strengthen while moving near Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic through Monday, and interests in the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas should continue to monitor forecasts for the storm.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Tropical

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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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