MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Finally... Dorian is starting to slowly pick up the pace! While this storm hasn’t moved much over the past 24 hours, it is starting to head off towards the northwest. The storm is expanding in size, and because of its close pass near the East Coast, it will bring storm surge, flooding and gusty wind to coastal FL, GA, SC and NC.
If you have family or friends there, encourage them to heed the evacuation orders issued by their local authorities.
Closer to home, we are quiet with little change expected. The larger circulation in the atmosphere around Dorian has allowed lower humidity to filter into Alabama; that means more sunshine is in the forecast today, and with drier air in place we will warm effectively into the mid 90s.
A very weak cold front will move southward late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. While it won’t have enough moisture to provide us with any rain, another reinforcing shot of drier, cooler air will settle into the area. Overnight lows are in the seasonable 70s Tuesday and Wednesday night, but they dip down into the 60s by Thursday evening (AKA you will feel the differences when you wake up Friday).
Hot, but not super humid, conditions are anticipated each afternoon now through the weekend... every individual day remains completely dry or basically rain free, with the exception of maybe a few rogue showers by the upcoming weekend.