MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Sizzling hot temperatures are staying in the forecast, but humidity is not. Still, even without soaring heat index values, a high temperature of 100° is still one hundred degrees. Let’s dive into details on how long this heat will stick around and when relief will come.
The forecast is split between central and south Alabama through the weekend. Tonight, central Alabama is staying dry and temperatures cooling into the low and middle 70s. This will make for a pleasant morning, similar to the comfortable weather we felt Thursday morning. In the Wiregrass, lows will be in the mid 70s with a bit more humidity present.
Tomorrow will be similar to today. Central Alabama will stay dry and very hot. It won’t be very humid, and “feels like” temperatures will be equivalent to the air temperature, but temperatures will still be scorching in the upper 90s. In south Alabama, a few pop up showers and downpours will be possible, but most will stay dry with highs in the mid and upper 90s.
Saturday will be the hottest day out of the next 7 for central Alabama. Highs will likely touch 100° for many with very low chances for a cooling shower. As for south Alabama, however, moisture along the remnant front could trigger scattered showers and storms. Highs will stay in the mid 90s but heat index values will be in the triple digits.
Relief from the heat will return to central Alabama on Sunday. Scattered to numerous storms will be possible across central and south Alabama, and highs will back off into the low and middle 90s.
Next week, scattered rain chances will stay in the forecast, which will keep our temperatures a little more manageable.