Heat cranks up...

Hot, mainly dry week ahead

Amanda: Monday afternoon forecast update

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - I hope you enjoyed the lower humidity and slightly cooler weather of last week, because it is long gone. Temperatures soared into the mid 90s across much of central and south Alabama, with a subtle increase in humidity as well. One or two spots saw some spotty showers, but the overwhelming majority of us were just dry and hot.

And, that’s too bad, because Alabama SORELY needs rain. Moderate to severe drought has developed over southeast Alabama, and the drought is likely to expand over the next seven to ten days.

Long-range model guidance suggests that rain will be spotty through the weekend, and amounts will generally be light.

The heat, however, will be widespread and unrelenting - we’ll top out in the low to mid 90s for the foreseeable future, with the typical July and August humidity along for the ride, too.

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