Alabama Skies: Get ready for a hot weekend as highest temps of the season continue

Published 8:52 pm Thursday, August 24, 2023

Excessive heat warnings and advisories continue Friday and into the weekend with temperatures ranging from 96 to 102 degrees and heat index values up to 112 degrees. The sun is still in control with rain chances very slight and very isolated.

Some people along the coast may finally get a break from the excessively dry weather. Models are still showing some sort of tropical system heading to the Gulf of Mexico coast somewhere between Mississippi and Florida.

The following was issued by the National Weather Service in Mobile Thursday:

“A broad area of low pressure is forecast to move into the northwest Caribbean Sea this weekend. Some gradual tropical development is possible into early next week as the system moves north and enters the Gulf of Mexico. There is a Medium (60%) chance of tropical development through the next 7 days. No local impacts are expected through the weekend. An increased risk of rip currents is possible by early next week. We will continue to monitor this potential system over the next several days. Now is a good time to review your hurricane plans. For more information, go to our Facebook and Twitter pages or listen to NOAA Weather Radio.”

North Alabama

Sunny with a high of 96 and heat index of 104. Mostly clear Friday night with a low of 75.

Central Alabama

Sunny with a high of 96 and heat index of 107. Clear overnight with a low of 73.

South Alabama

Sunny with a slight chance of a slight chance of rain or storms with a high of 100. Heat index values up to 110 are possible. Mostly clear with a low of 74.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a slight chance of an isolated shower or storm in the afternoon. High of 100 and heat index of 109. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 75.