Typical Heat and Humidity...
After a quiet start to the day, showers and a few stronger thunderstorms rumbled across Mobile and Baldwin Counties on this Friday. Early afternoon temperatures topping out near normal: In the low 90s as the humidity pushes in the heat index to 100-105 degrees.
Any lingering storms will rapidly diminish by sunset leaving us with quiet skies tonight. Saturday and Sunday will be very similar to today... seasonably hot & humid with a 30-40% chance of mainly midday and afternoon storms.
As for next week, expect more of the same as the dog days of August arrive along the Gulf Coast. If I have to pick a day that appears more stormy than the rest, that day would be Wednesday.
In the Atlantic, we have our eye on not one, but two areas of concern. Area number one is currently about 1000 miles east of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It's racing WNW at 25 mph which should hinder development of this system through the weekend. Area two is even farther east, closer to the coast of Africa or a LONG way from the Gulf Coast. This system has a better chance of faster development, but the majority of forecast models take area two into the central Atlantic and not toward lower Alabama and northwest Florida. Whatever develops, we'll keep you posted here and on our HURRICANE TRACKER page.
Chief Meteorologist Chris Dunn
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