MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - An area of low pressure will hang out in Georgia today, keeping a stalled frontal boundary draped across Central Alabama. That combination will again support widespread showers and thunderstorms today with highs dependent upon whether or not you see sunshine and breaks in the rain.
Rain chances are running around 70-80% for the entirety of Central Alabama.
High temperatures will rise into the upper 80s, but if you squeeze out enough dry time it’s possible some of us see 90 degrees. Heat indices will be into the mid-90s for most of us.
Models diverge a bit on Wednesday, but there’s enough support there for rain to keep chance at roughly 60% for the entire area. There’s just a better chance that some of us stay dry on Wednesday compared to this afternoon. Highs will reach the upper 80s with heat indices once again in the middle to upper 90s.
Beginning Thursday our daily rain and storm chances drop to 30-50% each day as a more typical July-type pattern settles into the Deep South and Alabama.
That will open the door -- in all likelihood -- for daily high temperatures to soar into the lower and middle 90s.
Not only will the actual air temperatures rise, but the oppressively high humidity levels will combine with the temps and push heat indexes into the 100s for most of us.
It’s possible heat index values approach 105°, if not a degree or two higher, by Friday into the weekend. If you dodge showers and storms, it’s almost a guarantee you will see those triple digit heat indices each afternoon into next week.