The drought and above normal temperatures continues to be the lead story in weather. The updated drought monitor this week shows no improvement, with many areas of the Shoals now in the extreme drought category. There are no signs of any improvement for next week with no rain through at least the end of next week. A burn ban remains in place for the area.
A sunny sky and quickly warming temperatures are on tap today. Highs will climb into the low 80s. It will be a great night for high school football games with clear skies, calm winds, and comfortable temperatures. Overnight lows drop back into the middle 50s.
Temperatures this weekend will be in the middle to upper 80s and this record heat will last into the first week of November. The all-time, record high for the month of November is 84 degrees. If we hit our forecast high of 85 we will break it. The long range weather models are showing some signs of cooler weather at the tail end of next week, but rain looks limited.
A better chance may come around Veterans Day.
Meteorologist Lauren Jones
WAFF 48 First Alert Weather