Alabama Skies: New disturbance forms off U. S. coast. Where will it go?

Published 9:40 pm Sunday, July 30, 2023

We’re watching two systems in the Atlantic Ocean as we begin a new week. First, a disturbance off the North Carolina coast is showing signs of organizing. Based on computer models, the system may develop into something stronger, but it looks like it’s going to be absorbed by a frontal boundary and taken out to sea.

The second system is the same disturbance we’ve been watching for nearly a week. It continues moving west in the Atlantic and now has a 50 percent chance of becoming an organized system within 48 hours and a 70 percent chance within seven days. We’re still expecting it to make a northern turn. We’ll keep watching to see when and if it becomes Emily and the direction it takes.

Here at home, it’s going to be another hot, mostly dry day. We will have some fog early Monday morning, but that should burn off quickly, leaving behind hot, sunny skies.

North Alabama

Sunny with a high near 92. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 69.

Central Alabama

Fog early, then sunny with a high of 95. Mostly clear Monday night with a low of 70.

South Alabama

Fog early, the sunny with a high of 96. An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible in the late afternoon and evening. Becoming clear with a low of 72.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a high of 98 and heat index of 109. An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible in the afternoon. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 76.