MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Wow, what a day. As expected, temperatures roared into the 97-103 degree range across Alabama, driving the heat index well above 110 degrees in many places. That’s beyond uncomfortable heat, that’s the kind of heat and humidity combo that can cause heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
It stays uncomfortably hot and humid through the evening, so if you have football practice, band practice or just work outdoors, take it easy until sunset.
Tomorrow brings some changes to our weather, and they’re welcome changes! A cold front pushes through the state, which will lead to an increase in the coverage of scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms could produce damaging wind gusts in the most intense storm cores, but we don’t expect tornadoes or widespread severe weather.
It will still be very hot and muggy tomorrow, just not *as* hot. Temperatures should top out between 94-98 degrees. I know, it’s hard to think of that as a cool-down, but relatively speaking, it’s a step in the right direction.
Expect more of the same Thursday and beyond - a few scattered, mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, and afternoon highs topping out in the low to mid 90s. August rolls on....