MONTGOMERY, Ala (WSFA) - Montgomery reached 95 degrees Tuesday; that marks our first day in a week where we didn’t hit at least 99 degrees. Still hot, yes, but a step in the right direction.
Of course, the reason for the “not as hot” temperature trend is pretty simple to identify - we have seen a healthy coverage of scattered showers and thunderstorms outside today. These will slowly push westward and fall apart later this evening; but, before they do, they will put down some intense lightning, gusty wind and torrential rain in spots.
The pattern won’t change much over the next seven days - each day will feature a higher-than-usual coverage of scattered afternoon showers and storms.
In the tropics, things are quiet for now. But, there’s growing evidence that we will see a weak cluster of storms get going in the western Gulf later this week, then move in our direction over the weekend. The setup doesn’t favor this becoming a major tropical system; it’s main (and probably ONLY) impact would be to increase the rain chance this weekend.
For now, we’ll bump the coverage up to 60% and wait to see more data on this scenario. It is possible that the weekend rain chance could increase further later this week. Stay tuned.