Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Upper Midwest

A sweltering and long duration heat wave will build across the West this weekend through much of next week. Excessive heat warnings/watches along with heat advisories are in effect from the Southwest to the Northwest. Dangerous heat is also persisting across the southern Plains. Meanwhile, severe storms are likely in the Upper Midwest with heavy rain/flooding, damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Muscle Shoals, North West Alabama Regional Airport (KMSL)

Lat: 34.74°NLon: 87.6°WElev: 548ft.

Partly Cloudy

81°F

27°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.96 in (1013.7 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index85°F (29°C)
Last update 14 Aug 9:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Florence AL

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  High near 87. Heat index values as high as 97. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Patchy fog between 11pm and 4am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Patchy fog after midnight.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light north northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Patchy Fog
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 87. Heat index values as high as 97. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog between 11pm and 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light north northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
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Point Forecast:
Florence AL
 34.84°N 87.65°W (Elev. 600 ft)
8:16 am CDT Aug 14, 2020
10am CDT Aug 14, 2020-6pm CDT Aug 20, 2020
 
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