The Heat Is On

| May 24, 2012 @ 5:37 am

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DRY, HOT WEATHER: As an upper high builds across Alabama and the Deep South, our weather heats up just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. We still project rain-free weather for Alabama through Sunday with mostly sunny days and fair nights. The high today will be close to 90, followed by low 90s tomorrow, and mid 90s for Saturday, easily our hottest weather so far this year. The weather stays hot Sunday with a high still in the low to mid 90s.

NEXT WEEK: The upper ridge slowly breaks down, and we will mention a small risk of a shower Monday afternoon. The chance of scattered showers and storms will be a little higher Tuesday and Wednesday as tropical moisture moves into the state from the east and south. See the Weather Xtreme video for details.

SEC BASEBALL: The annual tournament continues at Regions Park today through Sunday, and the weather will cooperate very nicely. Sunny days, fair nights, and not a drop of rain is expected. The daytime heat will be the biggest issue, with highs in the low to mid 90s tomorrow and over the weekend. The boys of summer should feel right at home.

GULF COAST FORECAST: Great weather for those of you beach bound to celebrate the end of the school year. Expect sunny days and fair nights along the Gulf Coast from Panama City to Gulf Shores, with highs in the 80s and lows in the low 70s. A few scattered showers or storms could show up early next week with a surge of deeper tropical moisture moving into the region. Ocean water temperatures remain mostly in the low 80s.

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Category: Alabama's Weather

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James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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