Josh: Hot and Dry Here, Matthew Could Threaten East Coast

Published: Oct. 4, 2016 at 2:58 AM CDT
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SUNNY AND VERY WARM: A typical June day is ahead for Alab....oh, wait. Yeah, it's October. It'll feel more like early Summer today, though, with afternoon temperatures warming into the upper 80s to lower 90s. Sunshine will dominate and there's no appreciable chance of rain.

SLOWLY COOLING DOWN: It stays fairly warm through the first half of the work week, with afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Eventually, though, cooler air will slowly filter into Alabama, with afternoon highs backing into the mid 80s by Friday and into the weekend. Morning and nighttime temperatures will drop too, from the 60s early this week into the 50s by the weekend:

TROPICAL TROUBLE: Hurricane Matthew will move across Haiti and eastern Cuba Tuesday, bringing torrential rain and powerful winds. Flooding will likely be catastrophic; significant loss of life is a real possibility in Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. From there, Matthew will push across the Bahamas, then move off the East Coast of the United States by Friday and Saturday. The computer model data trends today have been for a more westward track, which could bring parts of Florida, Georgia and/or the Carolinas into contact with Matthew.

We'll be watching.

Josh Johnson, WSFA First Alert Chief Meteorologist
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