Scattered showers, storms possible through the weekend

Scattered showers, storms possible through the weekend
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Besides a few showers lingering early Saturday, most of us will start the weekend on a dry note. More showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon and evening. It will not be a washout, and you will see more dry weather than wet weather, but keeping rain gear nearby isn’t a bad idea. Highs should top out in the upper 80s with plenty of humidity.

Sunday will be a repeat of Saturday.

The forecast begins to get complicated into next week, especially by late in the day Monday.

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That’s because we’ve got two tropical storms heading for the Gulf of Mexico. Impacts in the form of enhanced rain chances are looking like a possibility from Laura.

Tropical Storm Laura is currently forecast to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane and make landfall anywhere from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana. It’s too early to talk impacts at this point in time, but rain bands from this storm could very likely wrap into Alabama next week, so we’re keeping a close eye on it. It’s important to remember that both the track and intensity forecast can and likely will change, so check in for updates over the weekend.

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Tropical Tracker (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Tropical Storm Marco looks to head towards the Texas coast.

This is likely just the beginning of a hyperactive stretch in the Atlantic Basin over the next couple of months. As always, make sure you are prepared in the event a strong tropical system affects Alabama!

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