MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Scattered showers and storms are possible this holiday weekend, but it won’t be a washout! Rain and storm chances will still be a little higher than normal for early July, but it won’t rain all day long. We will see morning sunshine each day with clouds blossoming by lunchtime as temperatures head for the 90s behind oppressive humidity.
The rain coverage will be around 50%. These will be your typical, hit-and-miss, pop-up storms. If you are spending the holiday outside, you’ll need to keep an eye on radar. However, these storms should not be long-lived, so you’ll be able to head outside again fairly quickly after a storm passes.
Storm chances will drop after sunset each day. However, it’s possible that for any evening post-sunset festivities, a few showers and/or thunderstorms could hang around in spots. Keep this in mind for the Wetumpka fireworks tonight and the Auburn, Prattville, Greenville, and Andalusia fireworks on Saturday. In all likelihood, though, the coverage and intensity won’t be overwhelming, and most firework shows should go off without a hitch.
Something else to keep in mind will be the heat and oppressive humidity. Maximum heat index values will approach and possibly rise just above 100 degrees during the peak heating of the day.
Sunday will feature a return of higher rain and storm chances as a stationary boundary and area of low pressure interact over the Deep South. Highs will still approach 90 degrees between the showers and storms.
Heading into next week, the rain and storm chances stay elevated both Monday and Tuesday. That’s courtesy of that stationary boundary-low pressure duo that will essentially hang out for about three days or so.
With the oppressively high humidity levels going nowhere, rain chances will stay in the forecast through next weekend.