MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Brutal heat continues across central and south Alabama; temperatures surged into the mid and upper 90s across central and south Alabama. Montgomery reached 99 degrees, which is 9 degrees above normal for September 4. The silver lining is the lack of humidity - the air has a dry feel to it, so the “heat index” or “feels like” number is pretty close to the actual air temperature.
Hurricane Dorian is moving northward tonight, its outer bands lashing the Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina coastline. If you have family or friends there, encourage them to heed the evacuation orders issued by their local authorities.
A shot of slightly cooler air arrives Thursday evening; we’ll drop into the mid 60s by sunrise Friday, with highs on Friday staying in the mid 90s (rather than upper 90s). But, the ridge will strengthen again Saturday and beyond, meaning more hot, dry weather. Summer must like it here, because it’s sure taking its time to leave.