Good Morning! On this last day of September, the song remains the same. More 90 degree heat, and humidity and some random storms. But, the pattern is changing for the week ahead. A building ride of high pressure in the upper atmosphere will spread across the Gulf states and grow stronger. This will tend to keep the rain chances very small, especially Tuesday through Saturday…not zero, but perhaps 10% or less. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for nice Fall air, our wait goes on. The first few days of October will feature more 90 degree days. In fact, I can’t see any meaningful cool fronts in our future for the next several days, unfortunately. Extended summer rolls on.
..Just a few words about yesterday. There were spotty storms around. Not many. They weren’t moving much. One little cluster hung right over the Auburn area. Because there was some lightning involved, the football game was delayed for about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Otherwise, it was a routine summer-like day, with Montgomery’s high of 90, again, after a morning low of 70. Normal high is 84, normal low 60.
TODAY: A stalled frontal system stretched across southeast Alabama, will be the focus for a few “hit or miss” random storms this afternoon & this evening. High today near 90 again. Low tonight near 70.
NEXT FEW DAYS: There could be a stray shower or two around (scattered) on Monday. But, the trend will be for few if any showers Tuesday through the end of the week, as the big upper high pressure ridge builds across the Gulf south, and becomes stronger. That will suppress showers. Daily highs will be 90 or above. Lows at night near 70.
TROPICAL UPDATE: The tropical outlook may from NHC, looks very lonely now with just tropical storm Leslie in the central Atlantic. The remnants of Kirk are now just a weak, westward moving, tropical wave in the central Caribbean. It’s chance of regeneration down the road appears small but now zero.
Have a great Sunday! I will have you a complete video update Monday morning online by 4:45AM, on the first day of October. I’ll see you in the morning. Goodbye September.