Tuesday Morning, June 2, 2020
Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson/Meteorologist Ben Smith

Hot, humid weather of early summer returns this week

It was as cool as 49ºF in Cullman, 50ºF in Winchester, and 53ºF in Huntsville Monday morning. It won’t get that cool again for quite some time! Humidity is slowly increasing now, and it will keep ticking up through the rest of the week. That means warmer, muggier nights and hotter, stickier days.

Temperatures drop to the upper 50s and lower 60s early Tuesday: still breathable, but not as crisp. Expect highs in the mid-80s with a slim chance of a few brief downpours mainly over Central and western Alabama (including The Shoals) through the afternoon.

Soon to be Cristobal?

An area of low pressure near the Bay of Campeche is likely to develop into a tropical depression or storm within the next day or two. If it gets a name, it would be Cristobal.

The rest of the week and the weekend…

There’s not a lot of day-to-day change in the forecast: a chance of brief showers/storms each day, warm and humid mornings, hot and humid afternoons. A weak cold front approaches by Saturday, and that could enhance the chance of some daily storms, but no single day this week looks like a ‘lock’ for significant rainfall (or to be totally, 100% dry).

Tennessee Valley Forecast

TUESDAY: Hotter and more humid. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. A few isolated downpours possible in the afternoon. Wind: S 5-10.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Muggy. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY: Hot and humid. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Chance for a few pop-up showers and storms in the afternoon. Wind: SW 5-10.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Warm and muggy. Lows in the upper 60s and low 70s.

THURSDAY: Warm and humid. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. A few spotty, isolated storms possible. Wind: SSW 5-10

THURSDAY NIGHT: Muggy. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s/lower 70s.

FRIDAY: Hot and humid. Some scattered, locally-heavy thunderstorms develop in the heat of the day. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Wind: SSW 4-8.

SATURDAY: Staying hot and humid. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. A few hit or miss downpours in the afternoon. Wind: ENE 4-8.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. A few isolated showers or storms possible. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Wind: ESE 5-10.

MONDAY: Warm and humid. A few downpours possible. Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Wind: ESE 5-10.

TUESDAY: Highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. A few scattered afternoon downpours possible. Wind: ESE 5-10