SUNDAY UPDATE:  Mostly Hot & High and Dry For Now

Alabama was mostly hot & dry Saturday.  There were a few “blips” on the radar, but not many.  Today will be largely the same.  Yesterday’s high in Montgomery was 93.  Today, the area should be in the same general neighborhood.  The humidity is not AWFUL, yet.  Dewpoints in the upper 60’s are bad enough, but when we stay below 70 on the dewpoint…that’s a victory.

TODAY:   There won’t be many storms on the radar.  They will be very isolated.  Sunshine will dominate.  Highs in the low to mid 90’s.  Low tonight 70.  The heat index will probably stay just below 100.  Just for general reference, here’s a Future Radar snapshot at 2:30 PM.   Storms will be very isolated in nature.   Widely Scattered.

 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Might be time to get out the hose.  Only widely scattered storms through Tuesday.  Slightly better rain chance on Wednesday and Thursday as a weak front approaches.  The better rain chances in the week ahead will begin on Friday and Saturday.

 

BEACH FORECAST:  Routine.  Widely scattered storms.  Highs in the upper 80’s    Gulf water temperature 87.  Low rip current risk From Gulf Shores to Penesacola.  But, from Fort Walton Beach and Destin east to Panama City: “strong and frequent rip currents are possible.”

QUIET IN THE TROPICS:  The National Hurricane Center is not tracking any systems right now.  In he Atlantic, the Carribbean and the Gulf of Mexico “no tropical cyclones are expected in the next 5 days.”

Hello from northern Ohio!  (Class Reunion Weekend)  Last night was the actual reunion.  Today is a picnic day, outside a huge classmate’s  house right on Lake Erie, in Huron, Ohio about 11 miles from Cedar Point.  Boston Butts have been smoking since yesterday.  Should be fun.  Lake Erie water temperature is 78, which is unthinkable by Alabama standards, but that’s warm for Lake Erie.  Weather is nice. Beautiful Sunday today.   Mid to upper 80’s, but very tolerable humidity, and a nice breeze off Lake Erie.

No video tomorrow,   I’ll have another Blog Update for you in the morning.  Everything will be back to “normal” on Tuesday with your next video update. I’ll be back on the air Wednesday.  Have a nice Sunday.  I’ll see you in the morning.

–Rich