The heat came surging back across the Tennessee Valley today as the humidity dropped. The lower humidity allowed temperatures to reach the century mark again. Over the past ten days many areas of North Alabama have reached 100 or better seven times.
Along with the heat the drought continues to build over the area. Some communities are nearly ten inches below normal since January when it comes to rainfall. The dry conditions along with lower humidity have created a serious fire danger. Please be careful with any outdoor burning.
The chance of rain will get better by Friday but even then we will only see isolated showers and storms. There is a better chance of more widespread rain developing for the middle of next week. This change in the weather just might get temperatures back to normal for this time of year. We’re talking about upper 80s and lower 90s.
Until then, highs will be in the middle to upper 90s with lows in the 70s.
Have a safe night.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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