MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Blazing heat cranked up in Alabama Thursday, and it’s not going away anytime soon. The overall pattern will favor more heat and humidity, so the only relief will come in the form of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. And, while those will cool us down, they’ll come with their own issues - namely, thunder, lightning and some gusty wind. These showers and storms will be scattered in nature, many of us miss out on them.
Saturday and Sunday will fit this pattern well; warm, muggy mornings will give way to a sunny, hot midday. By afternoon, a few scattered showers and storms fire.
By Monday and Tuesday, the upper ridge strengthens. That will mean two important things - first, MORE HEAT. Secondly, fewer storms. Afternoon temperatures will soar into the upper 90s; factor in the humidity, and it will feel like 105-110 next week.
Eventually, we’ll cool down. But, no time soon. Stay cool!