As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 4, 2021, we will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Elsa. It is forecasted to travel through the Caribbean over the weekend. It is still early in the forecasting game to know if Elsa could impact the Gulf Coast.

Central Alabama

As we head into the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend on Friday, there will be a cold front that works its way to the state in the overnight hours. It will then push towards the south, which will cause rain to become more widespread. There is the possibility of some thunderstorms as well.

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James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist reports that the Fourth of July weekend will be “unusually dry air for summer will spread into the northern 2/3 of the state late tomorrow night, setting the stage for a very nice holiday weekend. For most of Alabama, we expect mostly sunny days, cooler nights, and lower humidity levels. Highs will be in the 80s, and cooler spots could reach the 50s early Sunday morning. Amazingly comfortable for the Fourth of July in Alabama. Scattered showers and storms will remain in the forecast for far South Alabama and the Gulf Coast, but even there, the weekend won't be a "washout," and the sun will be out at times.”


It appears that the danger of rip currents on the Gulf Coast beaches is low. But, please remember this information changes. Just yesterday, it was at a moderate level for rip currents.

As always, take the advice from the National Weather Service, “always swim near a lifeguard and remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.” Click here to get the latest beach conditions.

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