Hottest Stretch Of 2012 Ahead

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High pressure takes over our forecast this week. Temperatures will stay above our seasonal average of 89. Lower 90s start today with middle 90s later this week. Upper 90s aren’t out of the question especially by the weekend.

We had a stretch of 90s ending May. This one will be longer than that! The map below illustrates our temperature forecast valid Friday morning. Red, maroon, and pink represent hot air.

Rain chances are slim with high pressure overhead. Unfortunately, our rain deficit will only get larger. Northwest Alabama is especially dry.

Summer officially begins later this week.  The Summer Solstice is Wednesday at 6:09 p.m. CDT, marking the longest day of the year.