MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Once again, a few showers and storms popped up on radar Thursday afternoon and evening. The isolated to scattered shower and thunderstorm risk continues to chug right along Friday and Saturday. Rain coverage will be just a bit higher each of those days, but it still will not be a washout either day. There is no need to cancel outdoor plans, but do know those who do see rain could receive more than their fair share with heavy downpours and frequent lightning.
By Sunday, areas south of Montgomery will likely see a surge of tropical moisture from Cristobal.
This will bring a round of some steady moderate to heavier rain late Saturday into Sunday. If you have beach plans Saturday and Sunday, the weather will not be ideal. Rain, gusty winds, dangerous swimming conditions, and plenty of cloud cover is likely courtesy of Cristobal.
The heaviest rain from Cristobal looks to stay just to our south and west into next week. While a healthy 1-2″ of rain is possible over the next week or so courtesy of our daily shower and storm risks, the heavy rain and flooding risk associated with Cristobal’s moisture should stay closer to the coast and up into Mississippi and Louisiana this weekend and early next week.
Of course the exact path and strength of Cristobal will determine where the heaviest rain and flooding risk wind up setting up. If anything shifts from what the current thinking is, the zone of heavy rain may shift as well. Stay updated!
Cristobal’s dissipation and eastward movement will likely bring our highest rain chances around Tuesday.
Regarding temperatures, expect more steamy days in the mid-80s to low-90s. Depending on how much cloud cover and rain we see on a given day, highs could range from roughly 83° to 92° through the middle of next week. The humidity will be sky high as well during this period, possibly leading to heat index values in the mid-90s and upper 90s.