MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Grab your umbrella - a wet and stormy forecast is in the cards over the next few days! Numerous showers and thunderstorm are likely area-wide now through Thursday.
Heavy, drenching rain is likely within these storms due to the deep tropical moisture in our atmosphere. No severe weather is expected, but with the amount of aforementioned moisture above our heads, it’s possible that some of us could see localized flooding.
It is possible we see at least some showers during the overnight hours as well.
As a result of the wetter-than-normal forecast, afternoon highs will only reach the middle and upper 80s through Thursday.
By this weekend, rain chances return to more typical summertime levels, which will result in high temps returning to the 90s.
And speaking of rain, if you think this has been a rainy month, you are not wrong. We are running way ahead in terms of rainfall for the month of July thus far. In fact, between the 1st and 26th, Montgomery saw more than eight inches of rain!
That puts MGM well over three inches above normal for the July 1st-26th period. By the time we get to the end of the week, we will likely add more rain to the bucket, perhaps making it one of the wetter July’s in Montgomery’s history!
TROPICAL UPDATE: Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine doesn’t yet have a well-defined center, but is producing winds near tropical-storm-force (39+mph). It will likely develop into a tropical depression or storm within the next few days. Heavy rain is expected for the Leeward Islands through Wednesday, then the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday night and Thursday. It’s still too early to know if it will impact us here in Alabama, but we are keeping a close eye on it, so check back for updates!