MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Several intense showers and storms rolled across central and south Alabama earlier. Those are still stout in the southern counties, but will gradually diminish later this evening. Most places will dry out tonight before we see more scattered showers and thunderstorms pop up Wednesday afternoon and evening. Highs will once again be very hot in the mid-90s.
The end of the workweek will bring a return to higher than normal rain and storm chances across Central and South Alabama. Both Thursday and Friday feature a 60-70% chance of rain as it looks now. With the higher rain coverage, expect highs to top out in the lower 90s.
Forecast models differ quite a bit regarding the weekend outlook, with some saying no rain and some saying numerous showers and storms. Based on trends and a sampling of all the data we have, we’ll split the difference and maintain roughly a 50% chance of showers and storms each afternoon. However, this is certainly subject to change as we get closer to the weekend.
In other words, do not cancel any outdoor plans this weekend. Rather, plan on a typical summertime weekend with high temperatures in the mid-90s with scattered rain across the state.
Even on days with highs in the lower 90s, expect peak heat indices for at least the next 5 days to soar to 100-105 degrees each afternoon. That’s courtesy of very muggy to simply tropical humidity levels settling in for the foreseeable future.