A very warm Labor Day for Central Alabama

Another hot day of weather for our Labor Day in central Alabama. Temps will be warming into the lower 90s later into the afternoon with a ton of water vapor in the air (humidity) which will help to make it feel very muggy and hotter than the actual air temp. There will be a few afternoon T-showers that pop up, but they don’t last long and usually rain themselves out rather quickly. Keep in mind though, there will be some cloud to ground lightning. Please take that seriously if you’re going to be outdoors during the day today.

Overnight, there will be a few clouds and muggy air in place for our viewing area. Temps will eventually get down into the lower and middle 70s for lows, but it’s going to feel a few degrees warmer thanks to all of the humidity in place. Another round of showers and thundershowers will be possible for our Tuesday as most folks head back to work, but the chances of rain will remain widely scattered.

Rain chances will start to go up a bit later into the week. By Wednesday, there will be a 40 to 50% coverage area of rain, but where we’re not seeing rain and a few thundershowers, the temps will be hot with highs into the middle 90s and the heat index values will be into the lower 100s for many communities throughout the afternoon hours. This will last through Thursday.

A cold front across the mid-Mississippi Valley today will begin to drape southward into the southeastern U.S. over the next couple of days. Behind the front, there will be a slight cool down later into the week and into the weekend. The front will help to increase rain coverage for Thursday night and Friday, but the rain chances will be getting smaller for Saturday and Sunday.

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