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Not as hot Wednesday

Tropical development likely in the Gulf later this week
Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 6:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 9:06 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Enjoy the next couple of days; they’ll offer a rare combination of low humidity, below normal temperatures and dry weather. Highs Wednesday will likely stay in the 86-91 degree range with noticeably less humidity. Even with a sunny sky, it won’t be as hot as Monday and Tuesday.

The mornings will be especially pleasant with temperatures in the lower 60s. A few cooler locales could even drop into the upper 50s - rare territory for us in the Summer.

Expect more of the same Thursday.

Rain chances will return as early as Friday afternoon courtesy of...

...the tropics! Yes, here we are in mid-June talking about our weather being dictated by a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. The system is currently located in the Bay of Campeche, but will move slowly northward toward the northern Gulf Coast by the weekend.

Here is what we are watching in the Gulf of Mexico...
Here is what we are watching in the Gulf of Mexico...(WSFA 12 News)

As it moves northward, it has a 80% “high” chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm. Regardless of whether or not it officially develops, a surge of deep tropical moisture will surge right into the Deep South, including Central Alabama.

That will lead to a return of very muggy conditions and increased rain chances as early as Friday afternoon. The highest chance and coverage of rain and scattered thunderstorms will likely come over the weekend into early next week.

It’s important to note that there remains some disagreement between models with this system. Not only that, but the forecast details will undoubtedly change over the next few days. For that reason, we’re capping rain chances in the 40-60% “medium” category as of now.

Tropical moisture courtesy of a system in the Gulf of Mexico will bring a heavy rain threat...
Tropical moisture courtesy of a system in the Gulf of Mexico will bring a heavy rain threat this weekend.(WSFA 12 News)

Despite this, the risk for heavy rain and some flooding does exist.

It’ll be important to continue checking back because exact rain chances, rain totals and high/low temperatures will be adjusted as we approach the weekend!

Lower humidity will return, but only for a few days...
Lower humidity will return, but only for a few days...(WSFA 12 News)

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