Staying in the 90s with plenty of sun

Slightly cooler for the holiday weekend with a few isolated showers and storms
Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 3:29 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The 90s... great decade, but shouldn’t we be closer to the 80s for the last week of May? While it’s not record-breaking heat, we are a few degrees warmer than normal for this time of year; highs for the rest of the workweek will be consistently above average thanks to an area of high pressure that will be anchored nearby. Highs each day will range from 90 to 95° depending on the day and your exact location. At least we’re not heading for 95°+ like forecast models thought we would late last week.

Some other good news about the heat is that humidity will stay tolerably low. Dew points will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s for the most part, so it won’t really feel hotter than it actually is. In other words, we aren’t talking those dreaded mid-summer heat indices in the upper 90s and triple digits.

The low humidity, sunshine, hot temperatures, and relatively calm wind that we’re expecting all week will lead to two potential issues...

First, we will have to watch for air quality concerns each day due to the air being stagnant each day. Those who suffer from heart and/or lung diseases, the elderly and young children should consider avoiding prolonged time outdoors. Secondly, we will likely see a return to unusually dry soil conditions as we progress through the week. You’ll definitely need to keep up with watering the yard, lawn and garden!

A chance of a couple showers and storms exists between late Friday and Monday, but Saturday's...
A chance of a couple showers and storms exists between late Friday and Monday, but Saturday's chances are the highest at 30%.(WSFA 12 News)

As we head into Memorial Day weekend it looks like we could squeeze out a few isolated showers and thunderstorms each afternoon. We’ve put a 30% chance of rain in the forecast for Saturday and a 20% chance of rain for Sunday. Friday’s rain chances are around 20%.

We would not worry about your outdoor plans for the holiday weekend at all whatsoever. Even if a few isolated showers and storms wind up dotting the radar, we aren’t expecting any heavy thunderstorms or severe weather.

Heat continues, but rain chances still remain very low...
Heat continues, but rain chances still remain very low...(WSFA 12 News)

Coverage will be very minimal, and most of us will stay entirely dry throughout the weekend.

A bit of good news -- high temperatures will fall back into the middle and upper 80s for the weekend with humidity levels remaining very nice for this time of year! Enjoy!

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