Hot weather returned to central and southern Alabama on Sunday. In many places, high temperatures were near or above 100°C, with higher heat indices. Montgomery reached 102 degrees Celsius Sunday afternoon, surpassing the previous August 27 temperature record of 101 degrees Celsius, originally set in 1938. Scattered showers and storms remained. There were still a few isolated storms in southwest Alabama late Sunday evening. The rain will ease on Sunday evening and lows will be around 70C.
On Monday and Tuesday the rain and storm density seems to be higher. From Monday afternoon there will be isolated showers and storms. Some storms can be strong to mildly violent, bringing strong gusts of wind and hail. Storms are also helping to tame the afternoon heat, with highs in the low- to mid-90s. The rain will ease on Monday evening, but storms will return on Tuesday. Again, they help limit daily highs to the low 90s.
Idalia heads to the Florida Big Bend on Wednesday. Our territory should remain relatively unscathed by the system. On Wednesday it can be windy with some rain, especially in southeastern Alabama. However, some of us may remain dry and mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. The chance of rain remains low on Thursday and Friday, with quite a lot of sunshine and bearable heat. Daily high temperatures range from the high 80s to the low 90s.