(WAFF) - We've been talking about it all week, and now the lower humidity is here as expected. Temperatures are several degrees cooler this morning with many in the upper 60s.
Skies are clear and you can expect plenty of sunshine through the day. Temperatures will warm quickly, and we should be into the mid/the upper 80s by noon. Highs should still top out in the lower 90s, but there won't be a heat index due to the low humidity.
Winds should be out of the north today around 5-10 mph. Look for mainly clear skies tonight with lows slipping into the low-to-mid 60s. We may even have a few of sheltered valleys in northeastern AL briefly dip into the upper 50s.
We'll see mostly sunny skies Thursday and it will be another warm afternoon with low humidity. As a result, we should still fall into the mid/the upper 60s for lows that night. The heat and humidity build as we head into the holiday weekend.
Highs on Friday will still be in the lower 90s, but you'll likely notice that it's feeling muggier by then. Lows should be around 70° overnight. Highs Saturday and Sunday should push into the mid-90s with only an isolated afternoon storm developing.
Scattered storms are in the forecast for Independence Day and the early part of next week. That activity still looks to be hit-or-miss in nature so I wouldn't start canceling plans just yet.