It is hot outside! Temperatures will peak in the low to mid 90s this afternoon and the humidity is making things even more difficult. With this muggy setting, our heat index or feel like temperature will reach the upper 90s.
There is some hope of rescue from the heat and that comes in the form of scattered showers and storms. After a morning of scattered showers, new storms have blossomed and are impacting portions of central and south Alabama. We'll continue with scattered storms through the our afternoon and through the evening. Temperatures will remain very warm this evening and that will allow for storm activity to last well into the back half of our Saturday.
More unsettled weather is on the way as we move to day two of our weekend. A cold front will dive south across the state Sunday and we could deal with a few strong storms late Sunday afternoon and evening. The main threat if any strong to severe storms do develop would be damaging wind gusts and small hail. The front will likely arrive in our section of the state as we get towards sunset. By this time temperatures will still be quite warm and there will be plenty of CAPE or simply put storm energy. I will include this is a low severe weather threat. But just because it's a low threat doesn't mean its no threat! Remain weather aware and connected no matter where your located through the WSFA First Alert Weather App.
The good news is once the front pushes through, much drier and cooler conditions will take over for the upcoming workweek. Now this isn't a cool down where you'll rush to find a jacket. But the humidity will slack off a bit, afternoon highs will range from the upper 80s to low 90s, and nighttime lows will dip into the low to mid 60s.
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