Hot and humid with scattered storms this weekend, plus an update on the active Tropics

No one day looks completely dry

Hot and humid with scattered storms

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Friday was a bit cloudier, and therefore a bit cooler, courtesy of Tropical Storm Hanna. Hanna is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and make landfall on Saturday along the southern coast of Texas, and as this happens, its influence on our weather will become non-existent. For the weekend, it’s back to our typical pop-up showers and thunderstorms that produce heavy rain and lightning while not moving a whole bunch.

Isolated to scattered showers and a few storms are possible Saturday.
Isolated to scattered showers and a few storms are possible Saturday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

It will not rain all day, and some will stay completely dry! With more sunshine this weekend, expect daytime highs to be back in the low to mid 90s. Overnight lows hang in the 72-76 range.

Heading into next week, rain chances will increase a bit, though no day is expected to be a washout. Temperatures will stay near 90°.

7 Day
7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Tropical Update:

The tropics are active! Hanna is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane as it heads for south Texas. It will likely make landfall Saturday somewhere near Corpus Christi.

Hanna
Hanna (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Gonzalo is forecast to stay a tropical storm it heads near St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tobago and Grenada.

Gonzalo
Gonzalo (Source: WSFA 12 News)

A tropical wave off the west coast of Africa will continue to move across the Atlantic and has a medium chance of development in the next 5 days. Beyond that, models show it potentially developing into Isaias (pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs).

Possible tropical development
Possible tropical development (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Douglas is expected to weaken, but it will still likely be near hurricane strength as it approaches the Hawaiian Islands this weekend.

Douglas
Douglas (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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