Tuesday, August 19 Forecast Discussion

Showers and storms are at it again this afternoon as a thunderstorm complex to our southeast in south-central Alabama is helping be a catalyst for these showers and storms. These are moving to the east-southeast and will dissipate after sunset tonight. In their wake, we will turn partly cloudy but keep the muggy conditions.

Outside of a pop-up storm on Wednesday, rain chances drop to virtually zero through the rest of the week thanks to high pressure setting up shop directly over us. The sinking air will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and allow us to receive maximum sunshine, allowing highs to climb through the middle and upper 90s. It appears that we will hit 100 at least twice this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) with heat indices in excess of 105 degrees, making this weekend the hottest since July 4, 2012.

As we transition into next week, the heat will start to break a bit as the area of high pressure slides to our east. As it does, this could allow the daily sea breeze along the coast to make it a little further inland, meaning rain chances would be confined to how far north the sea breeze makes it.


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