Wednesday (High 80, Low 60): Patchy fog possible in the morning. Sunny and mild.
Thursday (High 85, Low 62): Sunny. Mild.
Friday (High 89, Low 64): Sunny. Mild.
Saturday (High 91, Low 68): Mostly sunny.
Sunday (High 94, Low 71): Mostly sunny.
Monday (High 95, Low 72): Mostly sunny with a 20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm.
Tuesday (High 95, Low 73): Mostly sunny with a 20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm.
We had some showers and thunderstorms last night and this morning, then the winds shifted around to the Northwest about midday today and the skies cleared. And we've been a little breezy but much drier and milder today, High of 82 in Cullman, after the Low this morning (when it was still muggy) of 72.
That front has cleared the area, sort of unusual for mid-August, and has high pressure moving in behind it.
With the ground wet and skies clear, we may see some fog overnight into tomorrow morning, unless the winds stay sort of breezy and break it up.
Tomorrow looks sunny, High near 80, Low near 60, about as good as it gets this time of year. Sunny again on Thursday with high pressure over the region, High mid-80's, Low of 60 or so. By Friday the heat bubble is approaching our region from out West. We should warm sort of gradually but may still rebound to upper 80's or even 90 here on Friday, Low staying in the lower 60's, mid-60's at most. And the air staying dry. Rain chance as close to zero as it is going to get in summer, plenty of sunshine. If you've been needing to get something done outside, this stretch is the best time to do it.
The GFS and ECMWF are becoming somewhat persistent in showing a tropical cyclone off the coast of Baja California this weekend, so we'll look at that more when we get to the tropics. But let's finish up looking at any semi-interesting details of the local forecast first.
A trough will push through here, but not expected to bring any rain, so Saturday should be sunny again, High near 90, Low edging into the upper 60's.
Sunday that heat bubble starts to expand and include our region, and we'll probably see a High more toward the mid-90's, lots of sunshine, and not a lot of humidity coming back, but enough so that the Low is near a much more seasonable 70 degrees again.
Just looking at the American and European models, people along the California coast may want to watch that tropical storm or hurricane that has the potential to form out that way this weekend. Of course you really have to look at the tropical models to have a better idea what it's going to do. But when I see a pattern on both global models, even several days out, it gets my attention. Especially since I remember it being a feature on the GFS a few days ago.
Monday and Tuesday around here, looks like mostly sunny skies, High in mid-90's, Low in lower 70's. Will bring back a minimal 20% chance of isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. Should be enough humidity to support that.
And Tropical Storm Greg is expected to maintain its strength over open waters, passing several hundred miles South of the Hawaiian Islands, before dissipating this weekend. They don't need a hurricane on land out that way, I don't reckon. They are still trying to clean up after those wildfires.