SUNDAY UPDATE:  Blazing Heat Today – Isolated Storms

Today will not be as turbulent as yesterday across Alabama.  It will, however, continue to be Very HOT.  For the third day in a row, the Heat Index will be very close to the 105 Danger Range.  (Yesterday, Montgomery had a high of 95, with a Heat Index of 107).  Thunderstorms will be more widely scattered in nature today.  Even though there won’t be many storms, in this kind of heat, a few storms could be quite strong.  Rain chances will get a little better Monday and Tuesday, with storms in somewhat better supply.

TODAY:  Hot & Humid.  High middle 90’s  Heat index at or close to 105 this afternoon.  Widely scattered storms.  Low tonight 75.  Light wind.

The Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal Severe Risk covering the far eastern counties, northeast & north Alabama.  Damaging wind gusts possible in the stronger storms.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Rain chances get a little better early and mid week as a trough of low pressure approaches.   Otherwise, continued HOT.  Highs low to mid 90’s

BEACH FORECAST:  High Rip Current risk through Monday.  Moderate risk Tuesday.  Otherwise, the rain chance will be small.  Highs in the upper 80’s  Heat index 100-104.  Gulf Water 86.

THE TROPICS:  Good news.  The Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico remain very quiet, for at least the next 5 days.

It was certainly feast or famine yesterday.  I had dinner in Elmore county, where there was 1.5 inches of rain.  When I got home, the rain gauge at my house in East Montgomery showed 0.00.  The airport had .03.  Friends camping in Tallapoosa county dealt with a severe thunderstorm with 60 mph winds.  That’s the kind of a wild Saturday it was.  Scattered wind damage was reported around the state, especially in the northern half.

I’ll have a complete video update Monday morning, online by 4:45AM.  Stay hydrated in this heat.   Have a nice  Sunday.  I’ll see you in the morning.

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