A week after setting a record low temperature of 37° on the morning of April 24th, Mobile sets a record high Monday afternoon, the 30th. Strong high pressure at the surface and aloft is creating summer-like conditions across the Gulf Coast. High temperatures around 90° have been common for the past few days, with some areas exceeding 90° by a few degrees, especially inland. The official high temperature for April 30th goes down as 91° beating the old record of 90° set back in 1981. More heat is expected this week, but the high pressure that has been responsible for these temperatures will weaken, allowing a greater coverage of clouds, showers and storms through mid-week. Subsequently, temperatures will be cooler, into the low and mid 80s by Wednesday. Right now, it appears that Wednesday will see our best chance for rain. By the weekend, high pressure will rebuild over the area, sending temperatures back toward 90° by this weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley