Sunny but gusty winds continue Thursday, heat arrives this weekend

High pressure is building into north Alabama Thursday, locking in prolonged dry and sunny conditions. Mid-80s and windy today but mid 90s are expected early next week.

Posted: May 20, 2021 8:21 AM
Updated: May 20, 2021 9:24 AM

For the third day in a row, north Alabama will see gusty southeast winds Thursday.  Expect peak gusts between 20-30 mph through the late morning and into this afternoon. Besides the winds it will be mostly sunny and warm with highs in the mid-80s by mid-afternoon.

Most of north Alabama will have to hold off until this weekend to see their first 90° of 2021. Sunday through Tuesday mid-90s will be possible. This puts highs within 1-3 degrees of records for those dates. The already dry conditions will be exacerbated by early next week. The dry ground, soil may boost temperatures higher than currently forecast, making records achievable.

May 23 - 25 Huntsville records: 95°, 96° & 97° 

May 23 - 25 Muscle Shoals records: 94°, 96° & 97°

Huntsville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 74°
Florence
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 79°
Fayetteville
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 74°
Decatur
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 75°
Scottsboro
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 73°
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