Friday’s hot, but changes look to arrive this weekend

Above average temperatures will last for a few more days until our rain chances increase...

Amanda: Thursday evening forecast update

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It was another very hot day... Montgomery hit 100°, making today the warmest September 12th on record in the Capital City. Everyone else climbed into the 95 to 100 degree range; if there’s any good news, it is that the humidity levels have remained relatively low, so it isn’t overwhelmingly muggy.

Expect more of the same tomorrow - miserably hot, not terribly humid, and only a small chance of a passing shower or storm in the afternoon/evening. That means dry weather for most (or all) of our high school football games across the southern half of Alabama tomorrow night; temperatures will drop from the lower 90s at kickoff into the lower 80s by the final whistle.

Remains hot until rain chances ramp up early next week!
Remains hot until rain chances ramp up early next week! (Source: WSFA 12 News)

For college football games across the Southeast, expect a hot day with a few scattered, mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.

In the tropics. we’re watching a cluster of storms over the Bahamas. It’s over warm water and in a low-shear environment, so it’s likely that this will soon develop into a tropical depression and/or a tropical storm. But, so far, it hasn’t formed a center of circulation - and until it does, computer model guidance will be inconsistent at best.

This makes it impossible to predict specific impacts for anyone. The good news is that once a center forms, models can “lock on” to that center and give us much better forecast guidance. So, at this point, my advice is to simply pay attention tomorrow and this weekend, when we’ll be able to give you an accurate tracks and impacts forecast.

We are watching the tropics closely...
We are watching the tropics closely... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Most intensity guidance suggests for now that Humberto will not become a hurricane, but mostly a tropical storm loaded with moisture which could potentially be a big rain maker; it’s simply too early to forecast impact for any specific point along the Gulf Coast, or in the state of Alabama - stay tuned for updates!

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