MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Welcome to the new month of August! There is a lot going on weather wise (especially in the tropics), but not necessarily here in Alabama; over the next week or so, we remain relatively quiet.
The weekend so far has featured a mix of sun and clouds, but coverage of any pop-up showers has been limited. While most of our area will stay dry, a few spots could potentially get drenched... but even if you are lucky enough to see some rain it doesn’t stick around long. Highs on Sunday will climb back into the low and even mid 90s.
As we head into early next workweek, we don’t see major changes. Monday and Tuesday are both nearly rain-free with the exception of an isolated shower or two, but most of the area is dry with highs staying rather uniform in the lower 90s under partly cloudy skies. This trends continues through the rest of the week...
Tropical Update: As of Sunday afternoon, Tropical Storm Isaias is inching close to - but not making landfall - along the eastern coastline of Florida. New data suggests it might not get back to hurricane strength; with wind speeds sustained at roughly 65 mph, it has just barely dipped from a weaker category one hurricane into the range of a stronger tropical storm.
This storm could possibly bring significant flash flooding, storm surge, coastal flooding, and wind damage to parts of Florida, Georgia, and South/North Carolina.
Bottom line... this storm will not impact Alabama in any meaningful way.
There are also two other areas in the Atlantic that need to be monitored. One given ~60% of developing in the next five days. This system is not anywhere close to impacting the United States or Alabama, it’s still something we will be watching...
Back closer to home, our forecast looks remain locked in cruise control mood: that mean very little change now through the end of next week!