When you think of September, you think of football season, the leaves falling, the county fair. A little cooler weather usually fits with those things.
Not this year. If you think September was unusually hot, you would be right. According to Greg Bell, owner of WWIC and the official record keeper for the city of Scottsboro, September 2019 will go down as the third hottest in city history.
The average temperature was 93 degrees, second only to 1925, which had over 13 days recorded at 100 degrees or more, and 1954 where they average was 94.2 degrees.
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Alabama was on Sept. 5, 1925, at 112 degrees in Centreville.
Still, September 2019 proved hot. According to Bell, 27 days recorded at least 90 degrees.
“We hit 100 on Sept. 14,” said Bell. “It was the first time since 2012 that Scottsboro had a high temperature reach 100.”
Unfortunately, as September ends, the hot weather will remain. More record-breaking temperatures are expected this week as we enter October.
However, according to weather reports, cooler air could be here later in the week in the form of a couple of cold fronts.
According to WHNT Meteorologist Alex Puckett, the first front will move through Thursday night.
“It could bring an isolated shower, but this front will mainly be a dry one,” said Puckett. “While it won’t bring fall like weather, it will knock highs out of the 90s and bring some cooler mornings.”
Puckett said a second cold front will come next week, bringing much more substantial rain chances.
“We should get our first taste of fall weather as we head into the second week of October,” said Puckett. “Finally.”