MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Considering our normal afternoon high temperatures are in the upper 80s this time of year, the heat we’ve felt over the past few days is well above average. Unfortunately, scorching temperatures and low rain chances will stick around through the rest of the workweek.
By the weekend, the ridge of high pressure overhead will break down and temperatures will back off a few degrees. We’ll be watching a disturbance that may move into the Gulf; it could increase our rain chances by Sunday, but confidence is low at this time.
Tropic Update: Say hello to the busiest part of Hurricane Season! Statically, this is the time of year when we see the most tropical activity, so it makes sense that we are watching a few areas in the Atlantic...
Post-Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle is not a threat to the United States; instead it will continue to head towards Ireland. A system heading towards the Bahamas and Florida has a medium chance (40%) of developing over the next 5 days, but we’ll keep an eye on it as it moves closer to the Gulf, as it may increase our rain chances early next week. Two other systems are in the Atlantic, and both have a low chance (20%) of development.