MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It was an active afternoon and early evening for several western Alabama counties... numerous showers and thunderstorms rolled through the area, packing a punch with heavy rain, gusty winds and lots of lightning. We will continue to see rain for spots, but coverage and intensity has fizzled and only isolated showers remain during the overnight.
The next seven days feature very few changes; we’ll bump the coverage of rain up slightly for Saturday, but it’s far from a washout.
Outdoor weekend plans need a rain backup option, not a cancellation notice! It will be hot and humid, of course, with highs in the lower 90s and plenty of humidity.
In the tropics, things remain very quiet... that’s fairly common, as hurricane season typically doesn’t “ramp up” until later in the Summer.
A layer of Saharan dust continues to waft over the tropical Atlantic; this will help reinforce the quiet conditions in the Atlantic basin for the foreseeable future.