MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Memorial Day is usually referred to as the unofficial start to summer, and right on cue, we are kicking off the long holiday weekend with very summer-like conditions. Heat, humidity and pop-up thunderstorms are likely each day now through early next week.
It won’t rain all day on any given day, and we are not expecting a washout, but the risk for showers and storms is there each afternoon and evening.
Widespread severe weather is also not expected, but the scattered thunderstorms that do develop could pack a punch with heavy rain, plenty of lightning and gusty winds.
If you’re getting outside during this holiday weekend, download the First Alert Weather App. You can use the radar to track approaching storms, and our app also has the capability to follow your location and sending lightning/rain alerts so you are one step ahead of Mother Nature.
These thunderstorms will be fueled by the plentiful amount of heat and humidity back in our atmosphere. Highs will soar into the low 90s most days, but those who see a splash of rain will be temporarily cooler into the 70s and 80s.
Patchy fog is also possible the next couple of mornings. Allow yourself extra time to take it easy on the road if driving late at night/ early in the morning!