The upper ridge remains in place and our weather will stay dry through the weekend with warm temperatures, in fact temperatures will be 5-10 degrees above average through Sunday. The days will feature plenty of sunshine with highs in the low to upper 80s across the state, making this the warmest weekend of weather so far this year. Nights will be clear and mild with lows in the 50s and 60s.
ACROSS THE USA: Dry air and gusty winds are expected to bring very dangerous wildfire-spread conditions from the western Central Plains into the Southwest. Heavy snow, strong winds, and freezing rain will impact travel across the northern Plains into Sunday. Severe thunderstorms are expected to produce all severe hazards across parts of the Great Plains into Upper Midwest
RACE WEEKEND: The weather will be warm and dry over the weekend at Talladega. For the Geico 500 Sunday, the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures in the 82-85 degree range. Morning lows at the Superspeedway will be close to 60 degrees.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: The Birmingham Stallions will host the Houston Gamblers tomorrow evening (6:00p CT kickoff at Protective Stadium)… the sky will be mostly clear with temperatures falling from 83 at kickoff, into the upper 70s by the second half.
NEXT WEEK: Moisture returns ahead of a weakening front on Monday, and some showers are in the forecast late Monday and into Tuesday. Rain amounts will be fairly light due to limited moisture, and this doesn’t look like a severe weather setup. Behind the front, the rest of next week looks cooler with highs in the 70s. No signs of widespread rain or severe weather showing up in the models through the end of the month.
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 113.7F at Matam, Senegal The lowest observation was -104.1F at Dome C, Antarctica.
CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 106F at Rio Grande Village, TX. The lowest observation was 7F at Peter Sinks, UT.
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