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Saturday Weather Briefing — Mother Nature… Can We Turn the Heater Off?

| August 19, 2023 @ 7:01 am

THIS WEEKEND: We’ll have a weak cool front which will keep humidity values lower and heat index values below 100º. We’ll have plenty of sun with highs in the upper 80s to the mid 90s. We’ll continue to stay dry on Sunday, but heat levels will rise as highs will reach the mid to upper 90s for much of the area.

NEXT WEEK: The ridge continues the stronghold over our weather pattern for the work week ahead. Monday will be hot with highs in the mid to upper 90s. Humidity will begin to slowly rise on Tuesday, which may bring heat advisories into the picture. Highs in the mid 90s to the lower 100s. There will be plenty of triple-digit heat on Wednesday as highs will range in the 95-104 range across the area. We may have just a few isolated to scattered afternoon showers and storms to bring a little heat relief on Thursday, but nearly everyone will be dry and very hot. Highs in the upper 90s to the lower 100s. Much of the same on Friday, as we have reached the end of this forecast period. Very hot with a very small chance of an isolated shower or storm. Highs in the mid 90s to the lower 100s.

THE TROPICS: Well it looks like the tropics have come alive as we have four areas of interest that needs to be watched. Over the western Gulf of Mexico… a broad area of low pressure is expected to form and move west toward the Texas and Mexican Coasts. It has a 50% chance of becoming a depression before moving onshore. Close to the Lesser Antilles, we have a tropical wave that has a low chance of development as conditions will become unfavorable for that to happen. Out in the Central Atlantic, Invest 99L will also run into the same issue with conditions becoming unfavorable for development, so chances are down to 30%. And, finally, we have Invest 98L over the eastern Atlantic. This one has a good possibility of becoming a depression, but it will not survive long as upper level winds are forecast to shunt development, and weaken the system.

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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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