Alabama Skies: Ready for fall temps? We have some bad news…

Published 8:22 pm Monday, August 28, 2023

For anyone hoping for summer’s grip to end, we have a disappointing update. The National Weather Service is forecasting above average temperatures, at least for the next couple weeks.

“There is a 70 to 80 percent chance that above average heat is going to continue through mid-September along with a 40 percent chance of excessive heat during that time,” the statement reads. “Take precautions to protect yourself from heat illnesses throughout this prolonged heat wave.”

Several of us will get a slight break this week for a day or two, but temperatures and humidity levels are going right back up towards this weekend. Rain possibilities will also drop to isolated shower chances.

We’re still monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia’s trip across the Gulf of Mexico. Although models project the storm to become a “major” hurricane, most of the threats will be well into Florida and away from Alabama.

North Alabama

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy with a high of 84. Becoming partly cloudy Tuesday evening with a low of 65.

Central Alabama

Fog early with showers and storms likely in the afternoon. High near 84. Showers and storms continue into the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low of 70.

South Alabama

Showers and storms likely in the afternoon. High near 91. Showers and storms continue until around midnight, then becoming partly cloudy. Low of 70.

Gulf Coast

Showers and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon with a high of 92 and a heat index of 105. Storms and showers continue until 1 a.m., then mostly cloudy with a low of 73.