MONTGOMERY, Ala (WSFA) - Well, after Friday’s high temperature, we’ve now hit 100 degrees four consecutive days. That’s our longest streak of triple digit heat since 2010, and it’s a real possibility that we extend the streak by another day. Expect more heat on Saturday; the blazing August sun will warm us into the 97-101 degree range. The only saving grace is the relatively low humidity - this airmass is dry and less muggy than a typical August day, and that will keep the heat index down below 105 in most places.
Rain will be tough to find in Alabama Saturday.
We’ll keep a 10% chance of a quick splash of afternoon rain in the forecast, just in case, but most of us will simply be dry and hot.
Moisture levels increase slightly on Sunday, so we expect a few more clouds and a few scattered showers and storms - mainly south of Montgomery. With the extra clouds, Sunday will probably stay a few degrees below 100, but it will be close.
A wetter and slightly cooler pattern cranks up Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as a weak upper trough drops into Alabama from the northwest and stalls. This will mean a healthy coverage of scattered showers and storms early next week. Bring it on - we need it!
Enjoy your weekend!