MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, and right on cue, a summertime pattern will greet us as we head into Memorial Day Weekend. Each day will bring at least a chance of a few showers and thunderstorms.
It won’t rain all day on any given day, but the risk for showers and storms is there each afternoon and evening.
This evening’s rain chances are compliments of a northward-lifting frontal boundary. It’s not a complete washout, but downpours remain a possibility through the rest of this evening.
From here, pop-up showers and storms become common each afternoon and evening. It’s possible some of the storms produce heavy rain, plenty of lightning and gusty winds. However, widespread strong and severe thunderstorms are not anticipated.
The increase in heat and humidity will help fuel these afternoon storms.
Goodbye, comfortable air. The next several days will be warm and muggy! High temperatures will range from the mid-80s in spots where showers and storms develop to the lower 90s for locations that stay dry.
It’s impossible to know where exactly we see rain each day. Think of the atmosphere as a bag of popcorn - you don’t know where which kernel will pop!
Still, pop-up showers and storms are possible over the holiday weekend. If you plan to spend time outside, it’ll be important to have a way to check radar in case a storm threatens your location - the First Alert Weather App is a great tool for this! The app has the capability to follow your location and send lightning alerts.