Extreme Summer Heat, Record High Temperatures Possible in Tuscaloosa, Alabama This Weekend
The Druid City will see its first taste of summer heat as high temperatures could reach record levels in the coming days.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham forecasts high temps in Tuscaloosa in the mid-90's as early as this weekend. ABC 33/40 and Townsquare Tuscaloosa Meteorologist James Spann says high temperatures will be possible through the middle of next week.
"Temperatures will be close to record levels Monday through Wednesday with highs in the mid 90s. Heat levels slowly back down toward the end of the week as the ridge shifts westward; the week will be dry with just some risk of isolated showers on Friday," Spann said.
"We are shifting into more of a hot and dry weather pattern at least over the next seven to 10 days. And it could be a little bit longer than that. Little to no rainfall is expected. And could we be seeing record high temperatures next week? We could be getting close to some daily records," said Gary Goggins, Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
Goggins also cautioned Alabamians about burning outside because there could be a fire risk as long as the dry spell lasts.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham is currently in the middle of its week-long Summer Safety campaign. Information and resources about safety during high temperatures can be found here.