WARM & DRY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING; COOLER TEMPS SATURDAY… Mostly sunny skies are expected on this Wednesday across south Alabama and northwest Florida. High temperatures will be in the upper-80s today, Thursday, and on Friday. Our next rain chance will happen late on Friday as a cold front pushes into our area from the northwest. High temperatures on Saturday will be around 80°. Some spots may not get out of the upper-70s, especially across inland areas of south Alabama. We’ll have another rain chance by the middle part of next week as well, hopefully helping many of our drought-stricken areas.
COLD FRONT APPROACHES FRIDAY… Our first big cold front of the season is slated to move by from west to east late in the evening hours of Friday or perhaps early Saturday morning. High school football games will most likely be dry and warm with game time temperatures in the low-80s. The cold front will move by later in the evening after the high school football games. High temperatures on Saturday will only be in the low-80s and there is a chance that some spots across west Alabama may not get out of the upper-70s on Saturday as cool, dry air filters in from the northwest.
NO SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL ISSUES… The National Hurricane Center has outlined three areas of concern in the Atlantic Ocean that have at least some chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next few days. The first area is a developing low pressure area currently situated near the Florida Straits just south of Miami. This area is moving northeast and will emerge into the southwest Atlantic near the northern Bahamas today. The good news is this low pressure will merge with a frontal boundary. It only has a 10% chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next day or two. The other two areas of concern will remain well east of the continental United States over the open waters of the central Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea remain quiet.
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