Record heat continues for now, but relief is in sight

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Hello Gulf Coast. Happy Thursday or happy Friday’s Eve as we like to call it.

Don’t expect many changes weather-wise today. Highs will reach the middle 90s again today meaning we should comfortably beat record highs once again.

Rain chances remain low today. There may be a shower or two around during the late afternoon or early evening, but that chance is only 10%. Past sundown we’re right back to dry skies. Lows tonight will be in the lower 70s.

We’ll see some subtle changes tomorrow. A weakening front will move in and this may bring us a couple more showers than today, but it’s only a 20% chance. Highs remain in the middle 90s.

This front will knock down our temperatures only 2-3 degrees for Saturday while keeping things dry.

More significant changes arrive Sunday. A much more potent front will be moving into the southeast. Before the front arrives our rain chances will increase. We’ll get scattered thunderstorms and upper 80s on Sunday and by Monday that chance is 60% with highs in the upper 80s.

The front finally moves past us heading into Tuesday and temperatures that resemble fall will be moving in. For Tuesday and Wednesday we get lows in the lower to middle 60s with highs in the middle 80s! These temperatures are still above normal this time of year, but it will feel like a big change.

TROPICAL UPDATE:

In the tropics Lorenzo is no longer a tropical system, but will be impacting western Europe heading into the weekend.

We continue to track a disturbance in the western Caribbean. It has a low chance of developing as it moves west. It does not pose a foreseeable threat here. The rest of the tropics are quiet.

DRY CONDITIONS: The prolonged dry spell across our area and southeast continues to drag on. About a week or so ago the entire State of Alabama was included in a Fire Alert and it still continues. Now, the entire State of Mississippi is included in a burn ban. The latest drought monitor was released today and it highlights that it’s only getting drier. All of Alabama is at least abnormally dry and there are a few pockets locally that are included in moderate drought. For more information, follow the links below:

Drought Monitor as of 10-3-19
Local Drought Monitor as of 10-3-19

Mississippi Burn Ban: https://www.mfc.ms.gov/burn-bans-active-across-mississippi

MS Burn Ban as of 10-3-19
AL Fire Alert as of 10-3-19

Alabama Fire Alert: http://www.forestry.alabama.gov/Pages/Informational/News.aspx?Article=A0012

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