First Alert: Dry, hot week ahead for Alabama

Hot, hot, hot - and no rain in the foreseeable future
Summer officially comes to an end later this week, but will we be done with the summer-like weather?
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 4:57 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 4:15 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A long stretch of dry, hot weather continues across the Deep South. Our last measurable rain in Montgomery was on September 12, and we have at least another week of dry conditions in the forecast. Soil moisture levels will continue to fall, and it is possible that drought will become a problem as October begins. But, back to what’s in front of us - the heat will gradually build over the next few days. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 90s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Overnight lows will hover in the 60s to lower 70s.

Thankfully, it does not look like the heat will stick around forever! We are tracking a potential front that will slide across the region late week. While it doesn’t look to bring us any rain, it does drop humidity by Friday. Highs Friday, Saturday and Sunday will also lower slightly... lower 90s are expected by then.

90s stay with us as Summer turns into Fall later this week...
90s stay with us as Summer turns into Fall later this week...(WSFA 12 News)

First Alert Tropics Update: The National Hurricane Center is continuing to track Hurricane Fiona as slowly moves away from Puerto Rico and makes landfall over the Dominican Republic. Fiona is later forecasted to move into the open waters of the Atlantic, growing in strength and then curving towards the general direction of Bermuda. The storm will remain well away from the Gulf Coast, so no local impacts.

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