Summer officially starts today, Thursday, June 20, at 3:51 p.m. However, weather conditions and temperatures have been summer-like for days now.

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Watching the Tropics

Tropical Storm Alberto entered Mexico this morning and is expected to dissipate inland within 36 hours. The risk of rip currents for portions of the Alabama Coast will stay high until tomorrow, then decrease to moderate levels over the weekend.

The Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Weather Center will continue to monitor the tropics for future developments that could impact the Alabama coast or bring any associated issues inland.

Another HOT Weekend in West Alabama

As the Midwest and East are experiencing a long-duration heat wave, our area is also faced with some hot conditions. The Weather Channel said that “widespread daily record highs are expected. A few cities that could set new records at times through the weekend include Chicago; Cincinnati; Louisville, Kentucky; Pittsburgh; and Washington, D.C. “

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said to “look for sizzling weather with highs in the 95–100-degree range. A few isolated afternoon showers or storms are possible, most but places will stay dry.”

READ MORE: Difference Between a Heat Dome & Heat Wave

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West Alabama County-by-County Temperature Guide

These are current temperatures predicted by the National Weather Service in Birmingham. As weather conditions change, this could impact the forecast.


Saturday: High: 96 °F – Low: 73 °F

Sunday: High: 97 °F – Low: 75 °F


Saturday: High: 95 °F – Low: 72 °F

Sunday: High: 96 °F – Low: 74 °F


Saturday: High: 95 °F – Low: 73 °F

Sunday: High: 96 °F – Low: 75 °F


Saturday: High: 94 °F – Low: 73 °F

Sunday: High: 95 °F – Low: 75 °F


Saturday: High: 97 °F – Low: 72 °F

Sunday: High: 98 °F – Low: 74 °F


Saturday: High: 95 °F – Low: 74 °F

Sunday: High: 96 °F – Low: 75 °F


Saturday: High: 96 °F – Low: 74 °F

Sunday: High: 97 °F – Low: 75 °F


Saturday: High: 96 °F – Low: 72 °F

Sunday: High: 97 °F – Low: 75 °F


Saturday: High: 96 °F – Low: 74 °F

Sunday: High: 97 °F – Low: 75 °F


Saturday: High: 96 °F – Low: 7

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Sunday: High: 97 °F – Low: 73 °F

Stay cool this weekend – Mary K. Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Weather Forecaster.

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