Heat Alert Issued – Random Storms Return – Monday Video

UPDATE:   Heat Alert for today and likely tomorrow too. Dangerous Heat indices of 105 or higher across the area. Stay hydrated. 



Good Morning! Dangerous heat tops the weather news.  The heat index will be sky high for the next few days.  I’ll walk through the week ahead, as random showers return to the radar. In fact, rain chances may even be better by late week and the weekend.  Plus, there’s a couple of things that have my attention in the tropics.  Good information to start your new week on your Monday morning personal weather briefing.

The heat index will be above the 105 danger range again today.  Stay hydrated.  Random storms will dot the radar screen again by afternoon.

Actual high in the middle 90’s

Triple Digit on the heat index next few days.  Rain chances get better later in the week.


Sweltering heat index even at the Beach…near or above the 105 danger range.  Moderate rip current risk next 3 days.  Rain chances get better later in the week.

SUNDAY UPDATE: High and Dry – Dangerous Heat

We could practically turn off the radar today and give it a rest.  Am upper level high, directly over us, will suppress showers.  The bottom line: hot & humid, with dangerous heat indices, not only today, but for much of the week ahead.  This is a hard-core summer forecast.  Stay hydrated.

TODAY:  Abundant sunshine.  Hot and humid.  High in the mid 90’s.  Heat index 100 to 105, very close to the Danger Range.  Low tonight. 75.    That big upper high, 4 miles above us is the key player in the forecast.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Small rain chances return Monday and Tuesday.  Rain chances get a little better late week.  The heat continues with middle 90’s each day and with the heat index near the 105 danger range each day.  Lows at night in the mid 70’s

Here’s the Heat Index for the next few days.

BEACH FORECAST:  If you’re looking to cool off down at the Beach, be aware that the Dangerous Heat Indices will be in place there next few days.  Moderate Rip Current Risk through Wednesday.  Gulf water temperature is at a season high 85.


If you think the heat is bad here in central Alabama, it’s worse down on the coast. Heat Advisory covers much of SW Alabama and the coastal areas from about Destin west, along the Alabama and Mississippi coast to New Orleans. Dangerous Heat Indices of 105 to 110.

TROPICAL OUTLOOK:  The tropics are quiet today.  But, conditions may become favorable for tropical development later this week.  The Euro model advertises a fairly high probability of development in the 3 to 5 day range.  We’ll be watching.

Interesting and persistent flare up of showers & storms from the northern coast of Cuba into the southern Bahamas. Weak low pressure developing, drifting northwest. Worth watching.


I’ll have another complete video update Monday morning around Dawn.  Have a nice Sunday!


SATURDAY UPDATE: Strong Storms North – Fewer Storms Next Few Days – Heat Builds

Like yesterday, clusters of strong thunderstorms will roam across part of our state.  But, it appears, today, the strongest storm clusters will stay north of the I-85 corridor.  Over much of south Alabama storms will be scattered and more widely separated.  The trend, starting tomorrow, will be for fewer storms and hotter days, again, as another upper high builds above us.

THE SET-UP TODAY:  The most active weather stays north of most of us.  Clusters of powerful storms will roam through North Mississippi, North Alabama and north Georgia.  Here’s a future radar snapshot this afternoon.

Like yesterday, some of the storms will become severe with damaging wind gusts 60+ mph possible.  The Severe Risk covers the northern half of the state.

For the rest of us… Today will be partly sunny, with spotty, pop up storms here and there.  It will be very hot.  High 94.  Heat index 100+.  Tonight’s low 75.

NEXT FEW DAYS – UPPER HIGH RE-BUILDS:   The big upper High Pressure Ridge becomes stronger again, tomorrow, into next week.  Storms will thin out.  Temperatures will soar to the mid 90s daily and the heat index will approach the 105 danger range.

BEACH FORECAST:  HOT Beach Forecast, with highs near 90 this weekend and the heat index near the 105 danger range.  Moderate rip current risk through tomorrow.  Rain chance small but not zero.

I’ll have another complete blog update Sunday morning around Dawn.  Have a nice Weekend!


Active Storm Day Ahead – Few Strong Storms – Friday Video

Happy Friday!  We’ll be watching radar carefully today, as a cluster of potent storms slides southward through the state.  Some of the storms could be severe with damaging winds.  On this video, I’ll show you Future Radar, to give you an idea on timing and which parts of the state are most at risk.  Plus, I’ll walk you through an updated weekend forecast.  Looks like another upper high is on the menu for late weekend and beyond.  Could that mean more triple digit heat indices?  Some good information for you, on your Friday morning personal weather briefing.


A cluster of storms will slide southeastward across the state today.  Some of the storms could be severe weather damaging wind gusts 60+ mph.  Make sure you have our weather app on your phone.  It will instantly alert you if there is a warning for your area.

The greater threat exists in the yellow area along and north of an Alex City Clanton line.  But a few severe storms are even possible as far south as Troy and Greenville by this afternoon and this evening.

The Weekend forecast is pretty routine with relative small rain chances, especially Sunday.  Hot and humid with scattered storms Monday through Wednesday.

If you are beach bound this weekend this is a pretty good forecast!




Summer Arrives – Storms Return – Thursday Video

Welcome to the first day of summer. After the hottest day of the year, so far, yesterday, the atmosphere is primed for the return of storms.  They will be random, but there will be a generous supply today and tomorrow.  I’ll show what part of the state could see some severe storms.  What about the weekend?  I have no information, and I’ve updated the rain chance for here and the Gulf coast Beaches.

Summer arrives, storms return today.  Scattered to numerous storms by this afternoon and evening.

An approaching front tomorrow could spark some strong to severe storms.  Marginal risk as far south as Greenville.  Slight Risk across much of west and northwest Alabama.


Generous supply of storms through tomorrow, then storms thin out again over the weekend.  Highs will return to the mid 90’s Sunday and Monday.

Pretty good Beach forecast for this weekend!