Comfortable last day of April, but heat returns soon

Seasonable 70s stick around, but not for long... we’re back close to 90° by the end of weekend!

Comfortably cool today, so enjoy it... heat returns soon!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The showers and thunderstorms from yesterday are no long gone, and we are getting ready for another stretch of quiet, rain-free days. Sounds nice, right? Well, today and tomorrow will be comfortably warm, but the first weekend in May will be a hot one...

Thursday’s forecast is as good as it gets for late April... a free clouds yes, but mostly sunny for the majority of the day and highs are only climbing into the low 70s at our warmest point thanks to a consistent, cooling breeze.

If you aren’t exactly a fan of the heat, we suggest soaking up the weather both today and tomorrow.

Beginning Friday it’s wall-to-wall sunshine into early next week as a Southeast ridge develops, keeping all precipitation and most cloud cover away from central and southern Alabama.

By Saturday we’re well into the mid-80s. Sunday and Monday it’s upper 80s to around 90° for most of us, especially the farther south you are.

As it currently looks, next Tuesday will be the peak of the heat... highs will likely rise several degrees into the 90s for much of the area.

Fortunately there won’t be much of a humidity factor until perhaps Monday afternoon. The only truly “humid” or “muggy” days appear to be Tuesday and Wednesday. That will help make the heat much more tolerable.

And as mentioned above, there really isn’t a legitimate rain threat in the forecast. The above image shows the EURO model and its thoughts on total rainfall through 10 p.m. next Tuesday. Yeah, that’s a big ole goose egg for most locations!

No true rain or storm chances are in the forecast through at least next Tuesday.
No true rain or storm chances are in the forecast through at least next Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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