Weather Blog: Record heat

Weather Blog: Record heat

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - So what's our weather up to this week? Not much. Just setting records. No big deal. We have a shot to set a trio of daily high records Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. But before you start thinking Fall is forgotten, we have a major cool down heading our way late week...

TODAY: Under mainly sunny skies, temperatures will warm to around 90 degrees this afternoon.

That will be more than enough to beat the 87-degree record set in 2006. If our current forecast holds, we'll set a record tomorrow & Thursday as well.

AND THEN: A cold front will sweep through the area late Thursday into early Friday. The passage of the front will allow for a significantly cooler air mass to filter in.

Our 90-degree highs will fall into the lower 70s by Friday as Friday night temperatures dip into the upper 40s. But sadly, this isn't a completely positive forecast. Both the timing & dynamics appear to favor west & north Alabama getting the best shot at rain out of this. A broken line of thunderstorms is likely fading as it enters our area, resulting in only modest rain chances & amounts. Current thinking is that rainfall totals will fail to exceed a few hundredths of an inch for most of us. That won't help the drought situation.

So, that leaves us with a front whose signature will be more temperature related than anything else. We'll certainly take it, as it sets the stage for a very Fall-like weekend.

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