Hot start to the week with more storms by Wednesday and beyond

Few showers and thunderstorms today with higher coverage later in the week

A lot going on this week weather wise... let's talk about it!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Here’s a phrase you don’t hear a lot during the month of August here in Alabama: “A cold front will be moving through the area today” and yes, that’s really going to happen! Not only will this frontal boundary fuel a few pop-up showers and storms during the afternoon, it will also kick off what will likely be a slightly wetter, slightly cooler pattern later this week.

There was not much wet weather to track on radar Sunday, and Monday won’t be much different; coverage of rain today will not be widespread because we only expect a handful of showers/thunderstorms to be around.

Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected Monday afternoon with a "cold" front.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected Monday afternoon with a "cold" front. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

While we wait for some relief, it looks like the mercury is still rising... it is another hot day with highs climbing into the low/mid 90s. Until the front passes, the amount of humidity will remain elevated, making it feel like the the temperature is actually in the lower 100s.

As the cold front will dip south tonight, we will likely feel a little less muggy during both the morning and afternoon on Tuesday.

It’ll still be hot (slightly drier air rises into the mid 90s easily), but the humidity will be lower and our overall rain chance will be nearly zero.

Only the WIregrass region has a chance at showers and storms on Tuesday.
Only the WIregrass region has a chance at showers and storms on Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Humidity levels remains very tolerable for August standards on Wednesday, but the front will push back north and be situated over Central Alabama. This will lead to an increase in shower and storm coverage area-wide... rain and storm chances will remain elevated around 50-60% for Thursday, Friday and perhaps even Saturday courtesy of the front hanging out across the state.

With the enhanced rain coverage and higher amount of cloud cover, high temperatures should be capped in the upper 80s late this week.

The humidity levels will jump back to very muggy levels by Thursday, though, so the upper 80s will still feel rather uncomfortable. Still, to have high temperatures fall shy of the 90-degree mark in August in Central Alabama is a big win, right?!

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