Cooler air on track to begin Thursday

First Alert Forecast

We are still looking at a cool down to begin Thursday. Unfortunately, this front will bringing with it lower humidity and wind gusts 15-20 mph from the east. This will likely increase the threat for wildfires across the area beginning Thursday morning into Friday afternoon. The highest risk for fire will be in the driest areas of northeast Alabama. All outdoor burning should be avoided with the gusty winds.

Temperatures will begin to drop into the middle and upper 80s Friday afternoon. Morning lows will drop into the upper 50s for northeast Alabama while they may only drop into the middle 60s in the Shoals. There could be a 10-15 degree temperature spread over north Alabama Friday and Saturday. It all depends on how far west the “wedge” can make it.

We will likely see an increase in humidity late Sunday into Monday. We will reintroduce rain chances at 20% Monday afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 90s when fall begins.

Tropical Storm Imelda has formed off the Texas coast. This storm will likely bring significant flash flooding to SE Texas. You can get additional information on our First Alert Weather App.

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