MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Heat, humidity, pop-up showers and storms? Yup, you guessed it... it’s June in Alabama. Once again, we will be talking a rough 30-50% chance of thunderstorm activity for each afternoon and evening for the rest of the workweek, but could more wet weather be arriving soon?!
Any rain we see during the rest of the workweek will likely be in the form of pop-up showers and storms, all fueled by afternoon sunshine. Highs each afternoon will reach the upper 80s and lower 90s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.
The forecast will change a bit heading into the weekend courtesy of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is nearly stationary over southeastern Mexico...
Saturday afternoon, Cristobal will likely be in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. However, a surge of tropical moisture in association with Cristobal will be pushing northward ahead of the storm’s center. This is by no means set in stone, but it’s looking probable that this moisture will provide the southern half of the Central Alabama with increased rain chances by late Saturday into Saturday night.
Then, as Cristobal continues to move north, toward a landfall late in the day Sunday, we could still see an elevated risk of tropical showers and perhaps a thunderstorm.
It will come down to the exact path and strength of Cristobal as it moves toward the Gulf Coast, but it’s probably a good bet to assume the area will see higher humidity, higher moisture values and an increase in rain chances late Saturday into early next week.
With Alabama likely being on the east side of Cristobal, it’s possible some of the region sees some gusty winds and a few isolated tornadoes in addition to elevated rain chances. These details will be ironed out over the next couple of days, so check back for updates.