HOTTEST DAY OF 2015: We've already hit 99 degrees in Montgomery this afternoon, And, that 99 degree observation was just after 2pm; as I write this, we await the 3pm observation which will likely be even hotter. Here are the 2pm observations across our part of Alabama:
So, it's not official yet, but today will very likely be the hottest day of 2015 so far. 100 degree readings have been scarce the past few summers - we've only done it once this year, back on July 30. Last year, we reached 100 degrees one time - on August 23. We didn't reach 100 degrees at all in the Summer of 2013.
HOT AGAIN TOMORROW: The heat sticks around for Wednesday; afternoon temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 90s again. The chance of rain tomorrow afternoon/evening remains rather small, on the order of around 20%. Many will stay dry.
HEAT BREAKS, RAIN RETURNS: For at least a few days, the heat will back down. Afternoon highs drop into the lower 90s due to an increase in the coverage of clouds and scattered thunderstorms. No, we don't anticipate any all-day, widespread rain situations. But, scattered storms will become a bit more numerous Thursday through the weekend:
-Josh Johnson, Doppler 12 StormVision Meteorologist
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