Category 2 hurricane Dorian crawling to the northwest, dry skies and heat locally

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Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – Happy Tuesday!

Today will be hot with highs in the mid 90s and little to no chance for rain. This trend will continue as we reach the mid to upper 90s by midweek. Our next chance for rain is Sunday and Monday only at 20%. This dry spell is not normal and would not usually happen in September. This is occurring because of our location with respect to hurricane Dorian. Our area is on the west side of Dorian, and with the way a hurricane rotates (low pressure: counter-clockwise), we are in a location with dry air coming from the north.

Hurricane Dorian is now a category 2 storm, crawling to the northwest at 3 mph and is forecasted to turn towards the north-northwest by tonight, to the north by Wednesday and the northeast on Thursday. Dorian is expected to continue to be devastating to the Bahamas through today, move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, near the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina Wednesday night and Thursday and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday. Dorian will not impact our area. We have several other areas we area watching in the tropics including Tropical Storm Fernand heading towards Mexico. None are a threat to our area as of now, but we will keep you updated. This is a great reminder that it is the peak of hurricane season!

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