Very dry stretch of weather ahead

Each day beyond Monday features less than a 20% chance

Isaias heading for a late Monday evening landfall near Myrtle Beach

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - If hot and dry weather is your cup of tea, you’re going to love the forecast for the next 5-7 days here in Central Alabama. Other than isolated showers and storms east of I-65 today, there isn’t much rain in the forecast.

Isolated showers and storms are expected east of I-65 today, but rain chances drop significantly beginning Tuesday.
Isolated showers and storms are expected east of I-65 today, but rain chances drop significantly beginning Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Beginning Tuesday, no one day will bring more than a 20% chance of a couple isolated showers and/or thunderstorms. Nearly everyone will stay entirely dry through at least this coming Saturday. As always though, there will be at least a few neighborhoods that get a stray shower or storm.

Folks just to our east aren’t so lucky as Tropical Storm Isaias flirts with hurricane status early Monday morning just off the coast of northeastern Florida. Isaias will impact coastal Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic, and eventually the Northeast and New England over the next few days as it zips up the East Coast.

Tropical Storm Isaias has prompted tropical storm and hurricane alerts up and down the East Coast.
Tropical Storm Isaias has prompted tropical storm and hurricane alerts up and down the East Coast. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

A landfall as a low-end hurricane is now in the forecast near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. That’s where Hurricane Warnings are in effect. Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings extend all the way up I-95 from northeast Florida to Maine.

Tropical Storm Isaias will move quickly north northeast from near Myrtle Beach to Canada through midweek.
Tropical Storm Isaias will move quickly north northeast from near Myrtle Beach to Canada through midweek. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

An extensive swath of 3-6″+ of rain is in the forecast from near Charleston, South Carolina, to parts of Maine. Strong to even damaging winds are also expected with this quick-moving system through early Wednesday morning.

Widespread swath of 3-6"+ of rain is expected through Wednesday AM from South Carolina to Maine.
Widespread swath of 3-6"+ of rain is expected through Wednesday AM from South Carolina to Maine. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Switching gears to the heat here in Central and South Alabama...

Temperatures will stay just above to several degrees above normal for the foreseeable future. Highs will reach 92-98° each afternoon, with the upper 90s coming just in time for the weekend. The good news is the humidity levels won’t be off the charts.

Low to upper 90s are expected over the next week.
Low to upper 90s are expected over the next week. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

In fact, some of the lowest humidity we see during the summertime is expected this week with dew points below 70°. Some afternoons may actually feel “comfortably hot” with the lack of true muggy air.

Humidity levels will be comfortable by summertime standards in Alabama over the next week.
Humidity levels will be comfortable by summertime standards in Alabama over the next week. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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