Here Comes The Heat

| June 11, 2013 @ 6:17 am

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HEADED FOR THE 90s: Based on data from the Birmingham Airport… our warmest days of 2013 so far came on May 21, and June 4 and 5 when the high was 89. We should finally break through the 90 degree mark today; we are projecting a high of 92 today, and 95 tomorrow, easily the hottest weather so far in 2013. The air is dry, and showers are not expected with a partly to mostly sunny sky.

THURSDAY: Interesting to note that SPC actually has a pretty good part of Alabama in the standard “slight risk” of severe weather Thursday due to a surface front moving into a hot, unstable airmass. But, models show very little rain here. It is all a matter of the capping inversion (a layer of warm air aloft)… if the “cap” breaks, then we will see a few scattered storms that could pack a punch, with potential for strong, gusty winds. But, if the cap holds, then there will be very little rain or storm action. For now we will mention “widely scattered thunderstorms” on Thursday with a high in the mid 90s as the hot weather continues.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The heat will back off on Friday in the wake of the surface front; the high will drop into the upper 80s with a good supply of sunshine and slightly lower humidity levels. For now the weekend looks rain-free, with a decent amount of sunshine. The high Saturday and Sunday will be at or just over 90 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: Showers and storms should return Monday, as the ridge weakens a bit and another surface front approaches.

TROPICS: Tropical storm formation is not expected this week across the Gulf or the Atlantic.

AT THE BEACH: Much better weather for the Gulf Coast through the weekend. About 7 to 9 hours of sunshine each day from Panama City west to Gulf Shores, with only a few isolated showers or storms. Highs on the immediate coast will hold in the 80s, and the sea water temperature this morning at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is 80 degrees.

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