First Alert: Major warm-up as we closeout Summer and welcome in Fall

A ridge of high pressure builds across the region, keeping sunshine and rising temperatures in the First Alert forecast this week.
First Alert 12: Updated look at the forecast as we track rising temperatures during the work and school week ahead.
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 4:27 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 3:00 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Monday is looking mostly sunny and afternoon highs will again warm into the upper 80s to lower 90s. Overnight lows will hover in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Tuesday is looking a bit warmer. Highs will be in the middle to lower 90s under mostly sunny skies. Overnight lows will also start to climb into the upper 60s to lower 70s.

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Wednesday and the First Day of Fall on Thursday will feature plenty of sunshine and a few fair weather clouds. Afternoon highs will soar into the middle to upper 90s, making it the hottest days of the upcoming week. High pressure will continue to build, bringing the heat and sunny conditions. Overnight lows through mid to late week will hover in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

We are tracking a potential front that will slide across the region late week. While not looking like it will bring us rain, it does look to drop humidity values by Friday and lasting through next weekend. Highs Friday, Saturday and Sunday will also cool slightly into the lower 90s with overnight lows in the 60s and 70s.

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First Alert Tropics Update: The National Hurricane Center is continuing to track Hurricane Fiona as it churns near Puerto Rico. The cone of uncertainty forecast from the NHC has the storm moving northwest between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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Fiona is then forecasted to move into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, growing in strength as it does, then curving towards the general direction of Bermuda. The storm will remain well away from the Gulf Coast and Eastern Shore of the United States.

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