MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Higher rain chances are sticking around for a few more days! Both today and tomorrow feature an above average chance of showers and thunderstorms as a trough of low pressure meanders eastward across the Tennessee Valley over the next several days.
While severe weather is not expected, there could be an isolated storm that pushes severe criteria. Any storms that develop will be capable of heavy rain, vivid lightning and gusty winds.
Today’s rain chances are running around 60% area-wide. Scattered showers and storms will continue into tonight, so grab your umbrella before heading out this evening!
The elevated rain and storm chances continue all day Friday. In fact, rain chances will likely be at their peak throughout the day Friday around 70% or so for all of central Alabama. With this in mind, we’ve held high temperatures down to around 90 degrees at best.
The trough and hybrid cold front will push east of Alabama on Saturday, and rain chances will start to drop from there.
The air mass set to move in behind the front will be much drier, more comfortable and not as brutal. As such, we’ve lowered rain chances to only 20% for the Monday-Tuesday period. Under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies, look for daytime highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with lower humidity.
Nighttime temperatures will dip down into the 67-72 range each night beginning Sunday night. This will be a very nice change of pace for the middle of August heading into next week!
Tropical Update: Our newest tropical storm formed late Thursday morning. Tropical Storm Josephine shows no signs of major strengthening and on the current forecast track goes no wear near Alabama, the Gulf of Mexico, or the United States. We will be monitoring this system, but it will likely stay at tropical-storm-force-strength through the weekend, and then dip back down into a Tropical Depression by early next week.