Alabama Skies: Get ready for some of the hottest temps so far this summer

Published 9:06 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Are you ready for 103 degrees in real temperatures before adding in heat index values? Parts of Alabama will hit the highest temps of the season so far Wednesday with Thursday threatening to go even higher.

Every region of the state will threaten triple digits in real temps. Heats index values will reach into the 110s. We won’t get much of a break overnight with lows across Alabama in the mid to upper-70s.

Rain chances are nearly zero for most of us. The extreme temps could spark off a shower, but anything that develops will be short-lived and very isolated.

Tropical Storm Harold formed just in time to make landfall in southern Texas, bringing some much-needed rain to the western Gulf of Mexico region. In the meantime, Tropical Storm Franklin is working its way closer to the Gulf with two more systems in the Atlantic Ocean. None are a threat to our region yet, but we’ll keep watching.

North Alabama

Sunny with a high near 98 and heat index values of 105. Becoming mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 74.

Central Alabama

Sunny with a high near 100 and heat index of 111. Partly cloudy with a low of 77 Wednesday night.

South Alabama

Sunny with a high of 103 and heat index near 110. Partly cloudy Wednesday night with a low of 77.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a slight chance of a shower or storm in the afternoon. High near 101 and heat index of 111. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 78.