Alabama Skies: Hot, hot, hot with hardly any rain

Published 9:50 pm Sunday, July 16, 2023

If you work outside and have been thinking about taking a few days off, this may be the week to head inside or to the mountains. With highs in the mid-90s, Monday is the “coolest” day out of the next several.

The chances for any rainfall are very low, and skies will remain sunny with very little cloud cover the next several days. The only region in Alabama with decent rain chances the next few couple days is the Gulf Coast, and rain chances are lower than normal along the beaches. A couple places may have a shower overnight.

As expected, Don weakened to a Subtropical Depression. The system continues to make its large circle in the Atlantic Ocean, far away from the United State. It’s expected to reach tropical storm strength again by Thursday. By then, it will be heading west again, so we’ll keep an eye on its next destination.

North Alabama

Sunny with a high near 94 and heat index of 94. A slight chance of an isolated shower or storm in the evening and overnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy with a low of 70.

Central Alabama

Sunny with a high of 95. Mostly clear Monday night with a low of 71.

South Alabama

Sunny with a high of 94. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 72.

Gulf Coast

Mostly sunny with a high of 92 and heat index of 105. A shower or storm is possible overnight. Low of 74.