Scorching September Saturday Sets New Record High Temperature for Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa saw a high temperature of 99 degrees today, breaking a record that stood for more than half a century.
The previous high temperature for September 24th was 97 degrees, and that record was set in 1961. (Fun fact: September 24, 1961 was a Sunday; Tuscaloosa was celebrating the Tide's return to town after the legendary Bear Bryant coached his team to a 32-6 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens.) We were fortunate that today's home game against Kent State was an 11 a.m. kickoff, as an afternoon high of 99 would have been too much for fans--and players--to bear.
It was hot across the state; Birmingham's high today of 98 was just one degree shy of tying a record that was set back in 1931. Check out this cool post from the ABC 33/40 crew that shows just how many record highs were tied or broken today.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham calls for a high of 93 for tomorrow and Monday (ugh), but the good news is that Tuesday's high is forecast to be a much more tolerable 83 degrees--and the low Tuesday could dip down to 55. It may FINALLY start to feel like fall by the time October rolls around!