Heat cranks back up, drought worsens

Hot, dry weather continues for the foreseeable future

Amanda: Monday evening forecast update

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Well, it was nice while it lasted right? The weekend offered slightly cooler weather, but that will become a thing of the past over the next several afternoons, as a sprawling upper ridge brings more hot, dry weather to our state. The heat will threaten to tie and break records later this week, and the lack of rain will push us deeper into drought...

And, the persistent upper ridge will keep the chance of widespread rain very low through the next 7-10 days.

Weather images
Weather images (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Our drought is going to become much worse over the next couple of weeks, and the risk of wildfires will continue to increase.

Record-breaking heat likely to end the workweek...
Record-breaking heat likely to end the workweek... (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Tropic Update: We’re tracking a trio of storms in the tropics, so things are definitely busy... but there’s no risk of any storm affecting the United States over the next week.

Tropical Storms Jerry and now Tropical Depression Karen are still in the central Atlantic. Jerry will curve northeast, towards Bermuda, then move away from land. Karen will drift northward, and could potentially turn west, towards the United States, later this week; thankfully, it has a very ragged appearance and has been downgraded from a Storm to a Depression. Farther east, Tropical Storm Lorenzo has formed the west coast of Africa and is expected to become a Hurricane over the next few days. We’ll be watching!