Heat and Humidity Increase Through Weekend


The heat and humidity will be intensifying across Alabama this weekend as a dome of high pressure over the Southern Plains states expands eastward.

Westerly low level flow will bring in warmer temperatures today with highs in the lower to middle 90’s.

With the dome of high pressure and warm air aloft, this will put a lid on thunderstorm development. Although the chance of seeing a shower is not zero, activity will be very isolated.

The exception will be in extreme southern areas of the state where scattered storms will be possible again this afternoon and evening.

Summertime heat will combine with humid air to produce heat index values of 100 to 105 degrees during the afternoon hours on Sunday.
A heat advisory may be necessary in later forecasts for Sunday if confidence increases in reaching the 105 degree mark.

Be sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks if working outside in the heat.

The next chance of seeing more scattered thunderstorms will be Sunday Night into early Monday with the passage of another cold front.