Rain coverage is low, temperatures are not

Rain stays scarce across most of Alabama

Low rain and storm chances for next couple of days as temps rise

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - While Tropical Storm Isaias causes problems along the East Coast through Wednesday morning, we will be enjoying quieter than usual weather for early August for the next several days.

Isaias made landfall in southeastern North Carolina as a category 1 hurricane late Monday evening, and has since brought flash flooding, strong and damaging winds and tornadoes to parts of the Carolinas, the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast and New England.

Tropical Storm Isaias will book it northward into Canada by Wednesday morning.
Tropical Storm Isaias will book it northward into Canada by Wednesday morning. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

By Wednesday afternoon Isaias will be no longer be tropical as it moves into Canada.

Closer to home we have quite the stagnant weather pattern ahead with afternoon rain chances through Saturday running around 20% to possibly 30%. Many will stay dry.

A few isolated showers and/or thunderstorms will pop up at times, though. Although still very small, the best chance of rain will come in the afternoon and early evening.

A few showers and storms are possible on Wednesday, but the chance is not overwhelming.
A few showers and storms are possible on Wednesday, but the chance is not overwhelming. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures won’t change a whole bunch either. Daily highs will range from the low 90s Wednesday to the middle 90s Thursday and Friday to the upper 90s this coming weekend. As of now we are calling for a high of 98° on both Saturday and Sunday.

Should we actually get to 98°, that would be good for the hottest temperature since early October!

Wednesday is the only day over the next 4 days with a rain or storm chance above 20%.
Wednesday is the only day over the next 4 days with a rain or storm chance above 20%. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The good news is that despite the very hot temps, the humidity won’t be oppressively high. That means the heat index won’t be much worse than the actual air temperatures. We’re not saying you won’t notice the humidity at all, but it will be much more tolerable than what we’re used to this time of year!

Dew points will remain comfortable by summertime standards through Friday.
Dew points will remain comfortable by summertime standards through Friday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Looking further ahead, it does look like the humidity will surge back by the latter half of the weekend. That will combine with the heat and allow rain and storm chances to return to typical summertime levels around 30-40% into next week.

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