SATURDAY UPDATE: Heat Builds over Holiday Weekend – Record Highs Through Tuesday

The heat is still building and it will peak over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Highs will reach the upper 90’s.  It’s not out of the question that we could reach 100 one of those days.  We’ve never been to 100 in the month of May in 147 years of Montgomery weather records.  But, if you have outdoor plans at the Beach, the Lake or your backyard, rain will not interrupt your plans for several days.  Fortunately, humidity will not be crazy high like a July day.  The Heat Index readings won’t be much higher than the actual temperature.

A large upper level heatwave high is like a dome for the next few days.  It diverts storm systems around us, and keeps us HOT.

TODAY:  Sunshine will dominate.  Light wind, under 5 mph.  High 97.  (Record 96 in 1915)   Rain chances very close to 0%.  Low tonight 72.

Many records are in jeopardy across the Southeast US today & Sunday.


NEXT FEW DAYS:  High and Dry.  Highs in the upper 90’s. Stay hydrated.  Lows at night in the lower 70’s  Dry through mid week.  Small chance of random showers return by Thursday and Friday.

Record highs are still in jeopardy for the next few days.


BEACH FORECAST:  A great Beach forecast. Very warm, but it will be at least 10 degrees cooler than central Alabama.  Highs in the upper 80’s.  Be careful, it’s been a difficult rip current week.  A moderate rip current risk continues today.  Watch the flags on the beach.  Gulf water temperature is now 84.

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I will have another forecast update on Sunday morning.  I hope you have a great Memorial Day Holiday weekend.


Record Hot String Begins Today – Steamy Holiday Weekend – FRIDAY Video

OK!  Here we go.  It begins today…an unprecedented streak of days unequaled in Montgomery’s 147 year weather history.  Perhaps 6 days in a row where we could break a record high.  If we get to 100, it will be the All-Time May Record.  On this video, I’ll update the Hot Memorial Day Holiday Weekend for here and the Gulf Coast, and we’ll look ahead.  How long will the Record Heat last?  When will showers return to our forecast?  I’ll bring you up to date on your Friday morning Holiday edition personal weather briefing.


Today will likely be the first day of an unprecedented streak of days unequaled in Montgomery’s 147 year weather history.  Today’s high will likely break the record of 96 in 1941.

Records began in 1872 in Montgomery, Alabama.  Never has there been a strong of May Days like this.  If we get to 100, that has never happened before.

Stay hydrated and get out the hose.  No rain in the forecast for the next several days until perhaps the middle of next week.

Great Beach Weather through the holiday weekend.  BUT, be careful.  It’s been a horrible week for the Rip Current.  Pay attention to the Beach Warning Flags!




Hotter & Hotter: Record Hot Holiday Weekend – THURSDAY Video

Good Morning! Alabama will get a little hotter every day.  The hottest day will likely be over the Memorial Day Weekend.  A minor disturbance will try to spark a few showers today, but your chances of seeing one are remote.  On this video, I’ll update the day to day details through the holiday weekend and beyond for here and the Gulf Coast Beaches.  How records will fall?  Could we reach 100.  Get ready for a ‘way too early’ May Heatwave.

Minor disturbance approaching from Georgia could spark an isolated showers somewhere today.  Chances are remote.  HOT day.  Low to mid 90’s

Every day is hotter..  Heat peaks in the upper 90’s over the weekend and into early next week.

Many Montgomery record highs will be in jeopardy…

Warming to the upper 80’s by the weekend at the Beach.  Gulf Water 83.  A Great Holiday Weekend Beach Forecast.  Watch for dangerous rip currents.

Record-Breaking Holiday Weekend Heat – WEDNESDAY Video

The heat will continue to build over the next several days, as upper level high pressure builds over the Gulf South.  Yesterday’s high of 91 was the hottest so far.  Today will be hotter, and the heat may not peak until the holiday weekend or early next week.  How hot?  On this video, we’ll look at the potential highs and which records may be in jeopardy.  And, when could it rain again?  We’ll look ahead well into next week, on your steamy Wednesday morning personal weather briefing.


Today will easily be the hottest day of the year so far, and “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”

The upper Level Heat Wave High will be dominate through the Holiday Weekend.  Around the Southeast US, roughly 67 record highs are in Jeopardy between now and next Tuesday.

The heat builds.  Each day gets hotter.  No rain.

Recors highs could be tied or broken on multiple days from Thursday through Monday.  Talk about re-writing the record book.

We’ve never been to 100 in Montgomery in May, but the European Ensemble model temp guidance suggests we have a chance of reaching triple digits.

It’s a little cooler at the Beach.  Great beach forecast through the holiday weekend.  Getting hotter, though.  Gulf water now at 83.



Get Ready For a May Heatwave – TUESDAY Video

Good Morning!  Are you ready for an old fashioned summer heatwave in May?  Get ready.  With High pressure building at all levels of the atmosphere, each day will get hotter from now through the Memorial Day weekend.  How hot? On this video, I’ll show which days could be potential Record Breakers.  I’ve updated the Beach forecast.  And, guess what?  We have our first named storm of the season in Atlantic.  It’s a girl!  The season doesn’t officially begin for 11 more days.

If we get to 92 today…it’ll be the hottest day of the year so far,  Each day gets hotter…and dry.

The heat builds every day until we get  to the upper 90’s by Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day, Monday.


My forecast is rather conservative.   Some models want to take us to triple digits over the weekend.

We tease records for several days.  We could tie them or break them, too, for a LONG series of days.

Moderately high rip current risk continues at the beach through Thursday.  Otherwise, it’s a great beach forecast for the next several days.

It’s 11 days until the start of Hurricane Season…but guess what?  We have our first named storm of the season.  No threat to the US.