DODGING DROPS: Scattered rain and thunderstorms are ongoing across central and south Alabama as of this writing. Those storms will continue through 8 or 9pm, then diminish as the night progresses. Tonight will be warm and muggy; most spots will drop into the mid 70s by sunrise Friday.
HOT AGAIN TOMORROW: Mid 90s seem like a good bet tomorrow, and we'll still dodge some scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Although it's September, this pattern is a classic mid-August setup.
ALL EYES ON THE WEEKEND: This weekend is Labor Day Weekend, meaning many will enjoy a 3-day weekend. A long, disorganized upper trough will slowly push over Alabama, creating an environment favorable for scattered storm development. It won't rain on everyone and it won't rain all day - but, for 30-40% of us, we'll deal with a 30-45 minute afternoon or evening downpour. In some spots, we'll contend with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Others will simply stay dry. The random nature of the storm development makes an exact forecast of who gets rain impossible, so it's important that you download and use the WSFA Weather App!
FOOTBALL FORECAST: Very warm and muggy for the high school games tomorrow evening; kickoff temperatures will likely be in the upper 80s, falling into the lower 80s by game's end. There will be some scattered storms around tomorrow evening, too. All of our local college/university teams are playing in the Southeast this weekend, so the forecast for each game location is fairly similar...hot, humid and a small chance of a few passing storms.
Meteorologist Josh Johnson
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