Alabama Skies: Temps down, rain chances up for some of us

Published 8:08 pm Sunday, August 27, 2023

Our forecast for cooler temperatures for most of Alabama is on track! Although it will still be “hot” in some places, we’ll be closer to normal than the record temps the past few weeks.

We also have a better chance of rain across the state. With the rain chance comes a risk for severe thunderstorms, especially for central and south Alabama. The main risks are hail and damaging winds. Storms are expected anytime between noon and 10 p.m.

The first hurricane watches have been issued for Tropical Storm Idalia. Models are still forecasting a Florida landfall on Wednesday. As far as impacts here, if any, we’ll know closer to landfall and the storm’s strength.

North Alabama

Partly sunny with a shower or storm possible, then showers and storms becoming likely. High of 86. Showers likely with a storm or two this evening. Mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 70.

Central Alabama

Fog early, then partly sunny. Showers and storms are likely in the afternoon and evening. High of 90 and low of 71.

South Alabama

Sunny with showers and storms likely in the afternoon. High of 96 and heat index of 105. Showers and storms likely in the evening. Becoming mostly cloudy with a low of 71.

Gulf Coast

Increasing clouds with showers and storms likely. High of 93 and heat index of 112. More showers and storms likely in the evening. Low of 73.