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Vicious heat ahead next week

No sign of rain in the forecast
Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 10:12 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We are beginning an extended dry and warm stretch here in Alabama! The mid-80s stick around Thursday, then the upper 80s arrive Friday. By Saturday, temperatures will be sitting on either side of 90 degrees, then everyone will be in the 90s Sunday.

90-degree heat will continue through next week. With afternoons potentially in the middle 90s, temperatures will be threatening record highs!

Heating up!
Heating up!(WSFA 12 News)

Another big story is the lack of rain and storm chances in the forecast over the next 7 days.

A strong ridge of high pressure will continue to be anchored just to our east for the foreseeable future, which will keep all rain and thunderstorm activity to our west. It will also bring a good deal of sunshine each afternoon!

Rain chances are nonexistent
Rain chances are nonexistent(WSFA 12 News)

The good news about the dry air is that humidity isn’t expected to rise much. Dew points will stay in the 50s to lower 60s, so the hot temperatures won’t be paired with muggy conditions. That means no triple digit heat index concerns - for now.

7 Day
7 Day(WSFA 12 News)

Finally, we’ll be monitoring wind conditions. Thursday looks to be breezy with winds up to 20 mph.

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