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Rain and thunderstorm chances going up

Coverage to be 40-60% each day beginning Wednesday
Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 5:21 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2021 at 3:21 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - What was left over from Tropical Storm Danny has moved out of north Alabama... that may have brought pockets of isolated rain/morning clouds to some of our central counties, but now we are watching a few thunderstorms in far southern portions of the state. When it is not actively raining, we will see a mix of sun and clouds; temperature tops out somewhere on either side of 90° today, tomorrow and Thursday before cooling off a bit!

Rain chances take a pretty big jump on Wednesday up to 50%, but we are still no where near washout conditions. It won’t rain or storm all day, but the chance of seeing rain is higher than a typical summertime day... we still see enough sunshine to help temperature remain seasonably in the upper 80s/low 90s, but with all this muggy air we will likely feel warmer than the number on the thermometer.

A dip back to 40% is expected for Thursday’s rain and thunderstorm chances, but an approaching front from the north will send that number right back up by Friday.

A cold front will likely bring high rain chances Friday.
A cold front will likely bring high rain chances Friday.(WSFA 12 News)

The exact details regarding the front will dictate our rain chances for the holiday weekend, and forecast models are exhibiting a good deal of disagreement as of this morning.

As a result, we would not worry about canceling outdoor plans at all, but we would ensure backup plans are incorporated for your Fourth of July weekend. That’s for Saturday and Sunday.

For Friday, we are pretty confident in high rain and thunderstorm chances up around 60%... that may be the closest to a washout we get this time of year.

Watching rain chances climb now through Friday, but we could trend a bit direr by the weekend...
Watching rain chances climb now through Friday, but we could trend a bit direr by the weekend...(WSFA 12 News)

With the higher than normal summertime rain chances this weekend into early next week, high temperatures will likely be capped in the lower and middle 80s for most of us. It will continue staying steamy and muggy, though.

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