Alabama Skies: How soon is the humidity returning?

Published 11:27 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Wednesday ended up being a pretty nice day for August across Mississippi. Even though temperatures still rose into the 90s for some parts of the state, humidity levels were much more comfortable. Unfortunately, that’s already changing Thursday.

The north half of Mississippi will have another day with highs in the 80s and lows in the lower 60s. The skies will be sunny and there will be a pleasant breeze. In the southern half, we’ll already have humidity levels increasing to uncomfortable levels. Most of the state will be sunny with a few showers and storms possible on the Gulf Coast.

The tropics are exploding in activity. We still have Tropical Storm Idalia entering the Atlantic after a Florida landfall and Major Hurricane Frankling, but we also have Tropical Despression 11. Besides those, we have two more areas to watch that could form into something more organized in the next few days.

North Alabama

Sunny with a high of 83. Clear overnight with a low of 64.

Central Alabama

Sunny with a high of 87. A slight chance of a shower or storm Thursday night. Low of 68.

South Alabama

Sunny with a high of 91. A few showers are possible Thursday night with a low of 70.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a high of 92. A few showers or storms are possible in the afternoon and evening. Becoming partly cloudy overnight with a low of 73.