Warm Wednesday but more heat, scattered storms return soon

Forecast features a chance of rain each day now through next week, but no day looks to be a washout

Comfortably warm Wednesday, but heat/humidity likely back soon!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Last night/early morning showers and storms have now existed Alabama, and what we will be left with is another seasonable afternoon! Clouds are still lingering across our area, but later today they will start to clear our; some sunshine will warm us into the upper 70s and low 80s once again, making it a comfortably warm May day. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stick around forever...

Temperatures begin to rise on Thursday, but it will likely be a mostly dry day for the region. Highs climb into mid 80s, with a few spots potentially making their way into the upper 80s.

By Friday it looks like the trifecta returns: heat, humidity and pop-up thunderstorms. As we head into the unofficially kickoff of Summer, it only seems right that we have a forecast that matches. Each day over the Memorial Day holiday weekend features a 30-40% chance of a few showers/storms with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

Peak heat indices for the holiday weekend will be in the 90s, perhaps approaching 100.
Peak heat indices for the holiday weekend will be in the 90s, perhaps approaching 100. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

As mentioned, the humidity will certainly be noticeable all weekend long... dew points will rise into the middle and perhaps upper 60s, making it feel muggier than it has been,

If we had to label a day or two with the absolute best chance of rain and storms, it would be Memorial Day itself and next Tuesday; while it doesn’t look to rain all day long, coverage of showers and thunderstorms looks to be a little more impressive area-wide. For that reason, we’ve lowered high temps back into the mid 80s.

Fortunately there is no substantial severe weather risk with any of the storms that develop over the next week. Could a pop-up storm turn strong to marginally severe with small hail, gusty winds and lightning? Certainly. However, that will be of the very isolated nature! Keep your First Alert weather app with you if you have any outdoor activities planned this weekend.

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