As of 1:30 p.m. today, the National Weather Service office in Birmingham has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for counties in central Alabama.
This watch impacts the following counties in our viewing area: Autauga, Chambers, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Perry and Tallapoosa. It remains in effect until 9 p.m. tonight. The biggest threats look to be strong, straight line winds and potential hail development.
With today being the first day of meteorological summer (the warmest three months based on the annual temperatures), it's no surprise our big headline today features both heat and humidity!
Many spots woke up to muggy and mild conditions, and we are already starting the process of warming up statewide...
Across the state today high temperatures are expected to soar into the low 90s; with lots of moisture in our atmosphere, it will easily feel closer to 100° in some spots.
Isolated to scattered thunderstorms develop mainly during our afternoon... although our chance for stronger storms is low, the farther north you head in Alabama does feature a higher likelihood of some severe storms.
Either way, most in our viewing area will stay dry - but if you do get wet be prepared for locally heavy rain and lots of flashes/rumbles. It's a similar setup into the weekend with lots of heat and scattered thunderstorms (some strong) still possible.