MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Wednesday was our 8th consecutive day with a tied or broken record high temperature. More record-breaking heat is likely tomorrow and Friday; highs each of those days will reach the 98-102 degree range. Rain coverage will be spotty at best, meaning the overwhelming majority will just be dry and hot. That’s not good news for the serious drought situation across Alabama, and the risk of wild/grass fires along the highways will stay elevated.
Things start to change over the weekend. We’ll still be hot Saturday, but not *as* hot, as highs drop into the mid 90s. Expect near 90 degree heat for both Sunday and Monday.
After that, a cold front swings through by the middle of next week, which will usher in even cooler weather. A few scattered showers will accompany the front, but it won’t be the widespread, all day soaking rain that we so desperately need.
Alabama’s “flash drought” continues to expand and worsen, and this trend will likely continue for the next couple of weeks, at least. October is typically our driest month, which makes it a bad candidate to get us out of our drought.