First Alert: More heat before relief arrives

Fall may start this weekend, but cooler air doesn’t look to get here until next week

Lee's Thursday Night Update

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Get ready: we’re wrapping up our workweek with a few more hot days.

It was another scorcher of a day with highs in the mid to upper 90s. A few of you have been lucky enough to have a brief, cooling shower pass overhead, but most of you stayed dry and hot. Friday will be similar to today, with a slightly better chance of seeing an isolated downpour.

Rain chances will trend up slightly tomorrow in the 30% range. With that said, that’s only about 10% more than today, so still more of you will stay dry and hot. Into the weekend, the heat backs off a few degrees, settling into the low 90s, and rain chances stay in the 20% range.

Fall starts Saturday, so why are the temperatures not FALLing?! Well good news... cold fronts are on the way! It’s a little give-and-take with these fronts: the first front will bring higher rain chances (boo), but the second front will allow cooler air to push through by the end of next week (yay!).

Most models suggest next week’s pattern shift will allow for our first real opportunity for this Summer heat to give way to Fall relief.

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