Warm nighttime temperatures push summer 2016 to second hottest

Image: MGN Online

Image: MGN Online

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The summer of 2016 remains one of the hottest on record in the Tennessee Valley, mainly due to warm overnight temperatures. Huntsville recently set a record for consecutive days of overnight lows at or above 70 degrees.

The average low temperature from June 1 through August 27 in Huntsville is 71.5 degrees. This is the second highest average minimum temperature on record for the Rocket City. 2010 holds the record for warmest average minimum temperature from June through August with a reading of 72.9 degrees.

The summer of 2016 also ranks second hottest when averaging highs and lows for June 1 through August 27. The mean average temperature is 82.3 degrees. The summer of 2010 remains the hottest summer on record based on mean average temperature with a reading of 83.5 degrees.

The extended forecast through next weekend features littleĀ change, so there is no reason to believe the numbers above will change much. We expect highs in the middle to upper 90s through next weekend with overnight lows in the low 70s.