The final day of August in Alabama, and the weather is pretty nice…we are seeing plenty of sunshine, and afternoon highs are in the mid to upper 80s for the northern half of the state, while low 90s are showing up down south. Also, a few afternoon storms are on the radar across South Alabama, but the northern half of the state is mainly dry.
HELLO SEPTEMBER: For our Friday, rain and storms will return to Alabama as as an upper low to the west pulls moist air northward. Rain chances tomorrow are in the 50-60% range; highs will be in the low to mid 80s. Some rain could linger into the evening hours and affect a few of those Friday night football games.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: For the high school games across Alabama tomorrow night, a few scattered showers are possible, but many stadiums will be dry. Temperatures will fall through the 70s.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Saturday will feature a partly sunny sky, and we will mention some risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms over the southern half of the state. Highs will be in the 80s. Then, generally dry weather is expected Sunday and Monday with a good supply of sunshine both days. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s over the northern counties of the state, with low 90s to the south. A very nice and tolerable weather forecast for the final holiday of summer.
FOOTBALL FORECAST: UAB’s opener is tonight against North Carolina AT&T at Protective Stadium in downtown Birmingham (7:00p CT kickoff). The sky will be mostly fair with temperatures falling from 82 at kickoff, into the 70s during the second half.
Auburn will host UMass Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium (2:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be partly sunny; we will introduce a small risk of a shower during the game. Expect a kickoff temperature near 86 degrees, falling into the low 80s by the final whistle.
And, Saturday evening Alabama hosts Middle Tennessee State at Bryant-Denny Stadium (6:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be mostly fair with temperatures falling from near 84 degrees at kickoff into the 70s during the game.
THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF SEPTEMBER: Most of next week looks mainly dry and hot, with highs in the low to mid 90s across much of Alabama. We are not done with the summer heat just yet across the Deep South.
IN THE TROPICS: Idalia is pushing off the North Carolina Coast and heading out to sea. Hurricane Franklin is heading out in to the open Atlantic. We have Tropical Storm Jose for some reason today as well out in the middle of the ocean.
The remnants of Gert could redevelop, and off the African Coast, our next tropical wave will likely develop this weekend and head out into the open waters of the Atlantic. Next name up is Katia.
BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.
WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 114.1F at Sunaynah, Oman. The lowest observation was -95.1F Vostok, Antarctica.
CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 117F at Death Valley, CA. The lowest observation was 22F at Mackay, ID.
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