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90-degree temperatures have returned

Record highs are in jeopardy
Updated: May. 23, 2021 at 8:57 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - 90-degree temperatures are back, and it’s only going to get hotter from here! Highs today warmed right up to the 90 degree point, but tomorrow will be in the low and middle 90s. Then, the 90s stay in the forecast the rest of the week!

Highs are heating up!
Highs are heating up!(WSFA 12 News)

These hot temperatures will put some record highs in jeopardy during the workweek.

The good news about this heat wave is that humidity will stay low. Dew points will be in the 50s to lower 60s, so the hot temperatures won’t be paired with muggy conditions. It’ll be hot, but not “August hot”.

Humidity will stay low
Humidity will stay low(WSFA 12 News)

Of course, low humidity means dry air, and the dry air will stay centered over Alabama through Friday. Because of this, we’ll have to keep an eye on air quality and drought conditions.

It now looks like some showers and maybe a storm could be around Memorial Day Weekend. It will not be a washout - right now it looks like most will stay dry. Still, at least some rain is coming back into the forecast.

7 Day
7 Day(WSFA 12 News)

I know many of you would prefer to have rain any day but over the long weekend. Still, after such a long stretch of dry weather, we’ll need every rain drop we can get! We’ll keep a close eye on this forecast and keep you updated so you can plan weekend events accordingly.

Tropical Update: It’s already that time of year again! The first storm of the 2021 hurricane season formed early Saturday morning. Ana will be short-lived and stay out to sea, so it is not a threat to land. This is the 7th year in a row a named storm has formed before the official start of hurricane season (June 1st).

Ana
Ana(WSFA 12 News)

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