SATURDAY UPDATE:  Nice Now – Hotter Days Ahead – Rain Chance Slim to None

We’re still enjoying comfortable nights and mornings, and low humidity days.  It’s a nice weekend forecast.  But, now let’s talk about the elephant in the room.  The Drought continues to grow.  On this Blog Update, you will see, I have a tiny chance of a shower or 2 in the Tuesday & Wednesday forecast, but, in general, our rain chance for the next 7 to 10 days is “slim to none”.  And, that’s not all.  We will be heating up to the mid 90’s for much of  next week, and upper 90’s by late week.  Record Highs will be in jeopardy Wednesday through Saturday, at least.

Here’s the set-up this morning.  That strong high anchored along the Atlantic coast, continues to circulate a nice easterly breeze into Alabama.

TODAY:   A Comfortably cool morning.  It will be hot today, with a high of 92, but the humidity will be very low, and we’ll still have a little east breeze at 5 to 10  mph.  Low tonight, back to the comfortable mid 60’s.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Heating up.  Mid 90’s Monday through Wednesday.  Upper 90’s by Thursday and Friday.  Record Highs will be in jeopardy Wednesday through Saturday.  A weak front will enter north Alabama Tuesday and try to slide south, before returning northward on Wednesday.  I will mention a 20% chance of showers for now.

RAIN PROSPECTS:  The Seven Day rainfall potential map continues to look depressing.  Besides that tiny chance Tuesday and Wednesday, our rain chances are slim to none.

DAY 20 since the last rain at the airport.  Looks like we could possibly have the driest September in Montgomery Weather History, perhaps breaking the 1923 record of .12″.

 

TROPICAL UPDATE:  Jerry has now weakened to a Tropical Storm, and is headed for the open Atlantic.  Down at a lower latitude, from the Caribbean to Africa, there are three Areas to Watch.  The system approaching the Leeward Islands has a 50% chance of development in the next 5 days.  The system, which has not even come off Africa yet, has a 90% chance of becoming a Depression or Tropical Storm.  In the week ahead we could see Karen and maybe Lorenzo, too.  Stay tuned.  The tropics continue busy.

FALL BEGINS MONDAY:  For what’s it’s worth, Fall officially begins in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, at 2:50AM CDT.  The Autumnal Equinox.  But Endless Summer rolls on.

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Hope you have a nice Football Saturday!  How about those Atlanta Braves!  I’m so excited about the post season!

I will have another Blog update tomorrow morning.  Have a nice weekend.   Pray for rain.

-Rich