Scott Martin: Not much change in the Alabama forecast over the next seven days

TODAY: We are starting off this morning with mainly clear skies, but we do have some areas of fog limiting visibility, especially in the locations that received rain on Friday. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for central Alabama until 9 a.m.

Temperatures at 5 a.m. were in the lower to mid 70s. Troy was the warm spot at 76 degrees, while Talladega and Gadsden were the cool spots at 70 degrees. Birmingham was at 74 degrees.

THE WEEKEND: There is much less coverage of afternoon showers and storms, which is a good thing, as we all need to dry out a little. The bad news is that each day will be hot and humid, and the forecast is nearly the same for each day.

This weekend will feature mostly sunny skies with very little wind. Humidity levels will be high enough that heat indices could exceed 100 degrees. We’ll have a small chance of a few widely scattered afternoon showers and storms both days, with highs reaching the upper 80s to the lower 90s Saturday and the upper 80s to the mid 90s Sunday.

THE WORK WEEK AHEAD: Monday will be mostly sunny, hot and humid, with just a small chance of a few isolated to scattered afternoon showers and storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s to the mid 90s. Tuesday and Wednesday will be nearly identical.

The Global Forecast System is showing the afternoon shower and storm activity to be pretty scarce Thursday and Friday, but we can’t rule out a few isolated showers and storms. It will be hotter, with temperatures in the lower to mid 90s both days.

TROPICS: An ill-defined low sitting off the coast of Daytona Beach is lacking in shower and thunderstorm activity. We believe it will start to get its act together as conditions become more favorable, and a depression may form before the end of the weekend. Models are all over the board on which way this system will move. If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be called Fred.

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