Alabama Skies: How soggy will our holiday weekend be across Alabama?

Published 12:24 am Friday, September 1, 2023

As Labor Day weekend begins Friday afternoon, some folks may want to make some changes in holiday plans. While everyone has at least a slight chance of a shower or storm the next few days, southern Alabama and the Gulf Coast have some significant chances for rain and storms Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures and humidity levels continue to climb back to summertime levels, albeit not as miserable as August. Dangerous wildfire conditions continue in several Alabama counties, too.

The tropics are also on fire right now. We have three named systems and two areas we’re watching that have potential to develop into organized storms within the next day or two. None pose a threat to the Gulf of Mexico yet, so we’ll just keep a monitoring eye out for now.

North Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a high of 83. A few showers possible with a storm or two becoming possible in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy Friday night with a low of 70.

Central Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. High of 82.

South Alabama

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, then storms becoming possible in the late morning and afternoon. High of 85. Showers and storms likely in the evening and Friday night. Low of 68.

Gulf Coast

Showers and thunderstorms with a high of 88. More storms and showers continue overnight with a low of 73.