Scattered thunderstorms increase later this week

Less heat, more rain by week’s end

Rain chances slowly increasing

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Expect a classic July day for Thursday. Afternoon highs will surge into the mid 90s, and the humidity will drive the heat index up into the 100-105 degree range. A few afternoon showers and/or storms will fire in spots; the coverage of rain Thursday will be around 30%.

We hope you’ll join us from 4-7pm at the Trojan Student Center parking lot in Troy; we’re hosting our second Weather Event of the year. We’ll have FREE FOOD, a helicopter, StormTracker 12, and you can meet our team of meteorologists and talk weather! There will also be fun games for the kids and the Pike County EMA is giving away five weather radios. See you in Troy!

The coverage of rain ramps up Friday and beyond - it won’t rain all day, every day, but we’ll contend with a greater than usual coverage of the showers and storms each day. The greatest risk will come in the afternoon, but we can’t rule out rain at any point of the day or night.

In the tropics, all remains quiet. Long range data suggest that an upper trough will set up over the eastern half of the country by late next week and next weekend; this could mean a brief shot of not-as-hot, slightly less muggy air. Fingers crossed!

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