Heat builds by midweek

Followed by a couple of dry, sunny and very hot days

Think it's hot now? 1st week of September could be even warmer 🥵

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Scattered pockets of rain and rumbles will fire again on Tuesday; the coverage of rain should peak at roughly 40% in the afternoon and evening. You know the drill - these scattered showers and storms will form randomly, move erratically and bring rain to some, but not all of us.

By Wednesday there will be a sprawling area of high pressure in place across the Deep South, which will completely rid us of rain and storms both Wednesday and Thursday under mostly sunny skies. It will be very hot each day with highs in the middle and upper 90s.

Throw in elevated humidity levels and it’ll continue feeling like 100-105 degrees, if not higher.

A cold front will push through on Friday, likely bringing at least some isolated shower and storm activity with it. Most of us should stay dry once again, though.

The front won’t do a whole bunch for us as we will keep a few showers and storms in the forecast for Labor Day weekend with highs staying in the 90s.

Tropical Update: Tropical Depression Fifteen formed Monday off the Carolina coast. It will move northeast, away from the United States, and likely strengthen into Tropical Storm Nana.

The rest of the Atlantic basin is active, too. A cluster of storms in the central Caribbean Sea will probably become Omar later this week; we expect it to move towards central America. Yet another cluster of storms will roll off Africa’s west coast this week, it could also develop into a tropical system later this week. There is no imminent threat to the United States from any of these, but our active hurricane season continues to churn out storms...

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