MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A strong ridge of high pressure is responsible for this forecast, and I think many would agree with me when I say that we appreciate it cooler mornings and the comfortably warm afternoons! Drier air has filtered in from the east over the past 24-48 hours hours, allowing dew point across parts of central/south Alabama to drop a good bit.
Our quiet weather pattern will continue, which is good for outdoor plans but bad for our current drought situation... parts of Alabama are parched, we need rain badly and there doesn’t look to be any major changes to our forecast. Both short and long term forecasts point to this situation actually getting worse through the end of the month.
Our break from the extreme heat on the over hand will come to an end, and soon!
Expect dry, hot afternoons that feature abundant sunshine and temperatures in the low, mid and even upper 90s this upcoming work week. Nights we remain mostly clear, comfortably and maybe even a little cool as many dip into the 60s at our lowest point.
While a few showers are possible, many spots will likely remain mostly dry all of next week.
Tropical Update: As of Saturday night, Jerry has now been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. This system will likely back near Hurricane strength Tuesday into Wednesday when it is expected to move close to the island of Bermuda. While impacts there are unknown, no issued are expected for the United States.
There are also two other areas of interest we are watching in the Atlantic... both have high chances of development within the next 5 days, so if and when they gets names/tracks, we will pass that info along.