Monday afternoon, September 1, 2014
Forecaster: Ryan Stinnett
HAPPY LABOR DAY: It is another hot and humid day across the good ole state of Alabama. All locations are once again into the 90s under a mostly sunny sky. We are watching the radar as a few isolated showers and storms are popping-up, but overall most locations will stay dry today. Heading into the overnight hours, it will remain warm and muggy as lows settle down into the lower 70s.
STILL FEELING LIKE SUMMER: Though we are now into the month of September, and meteorological fall, it is feeling anything but fall-like. September is notorious for hot weather in Alabama, and actually the hottest temp ever recorded in the state occurred on September 5, 1925, when the mercury climbed to 112F at Centreville. Across the state that day, temps were recorded between 105-110 in many locations. For the week ahead, there will continue to be above average temps across the state as lower to mid 90s are in the forecast. Each afternoon there is a slight chance of a passing shower or storm, but overall we stay hot, humid, and dry for most of this week.
FALL IS COMING: The autumnal equinox is on the 22nd of the month. I know it is hot now, but over the next 30 days, as the amount of daylight hours decreases, we will begin to see our average afternoon highs decline as well. To start the month, our average highs are around 90, by the end of the month, those will be in the lower 80s. September is also the start of the driest time of the year for the state.
Mostly sunny. A few afternoon showers and storms.
Partly sunny. Afternoon storms become more widely spaced.
More sun than clouds. A few isolated afternoon storms possible.