MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It was a very hot and humid weekend across central and south Alabama... some of you were lucky enough to cool off briefly thanks to a few scattered pockets of wet weather, and it looks like our Monday will be very similar.
A few thunderstorms that could produce strong wind gusts and localized heavy rain with lots of lightning is in the forecast for later this afternoon; while we wait for rain, everyone will see highs climb into the low and perhaps even mid 90s!
Again, there is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, so it’s not only hot, it’s humid as well. Heat index values (AKA that “feel like” temp) could be pushing closer to triple digits at our warmest point.
While storm coverage and intensity will likely be less impressive than yesterday, some isolated showers and storms are possible.
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to carry that umbrella to work today just in case a downpour happens to pop up over your region.
Rain and storm chances do rise a bit each day through the week with rain probabilities rising all the way to 60-70% for Wednesday and Thursday. Those are currently the two days with the highest thunderstorm risk as it looks now.
However, rain and storm chances will likely remain elevated into the big Fourth of July holiday weekend around 50% or so. We wouldn’t cancel any plans, but we do suggest keeping in mind that there will likely be scattered to potentially numerous showers and storms through Sunday.
Daily high temperatures will hang out in the lower 90s for most of us each day with heat indexes in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees courtesy of ample moisture and elevated humidity levels.