Rain and storms are ramping back up this week

Relatively high rain coverage is expected Tuesday-Thursday
Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 5:33 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2021 at 10:13 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It was a stellar Fourth of July weekend with ample sunshine and lower humidity for most. There were some showers and storms in far south Alabama, but everyone else basically stayed dry; things will be changing for the first full week of July as rain and storm chances return for our entire area.

Our Monday evening could few a few isolated showers, not coverage is not overwhelming. The best chance for rain will be along and south of U.S. 80. and that is likely the set up we have again on Tuesday.

Highs today climbed into the upper 80s and low 90s, but due to a better chance of wet weather more cloud cover, our day tomorrow won’t be as warm... expect highs in the mid and upper 80s.

Rain and storm coverage will peak this week on Tuesday.
Rain and storm coverage will peak this week on Tuesday.(WSFA 12 News)

Some areas of rain and perhaps a rumble of thunder are possible later tonight, but rain chances ramp back up for Tuesday. In fact, Tuesday’s rain coverage should be the highest of the entire week at 60-70%... showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon and continue into the evening. It won’t rain all day long in any one location, but the chance of seeing rain is very high.

For the rest of the week we have daily scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. Coverage won’t be as high as Tuesday, but it will be higher than what we’d normally see on a summer day (around 50% give or take).

Better than normal rain chances expected this week as tropical moisture moves into our area...
Better than normal rain chances expected this week as tropical moisture moves into our area...(WSFA 12 News)

It should be noted that our rain this week has nothing to do with Tropical Storm Elsa. We will be on the west side of the storm as it moves up the western coast of Florida before moving northeast into Georgia. Being on the west side of a tropical system typically results in little to no impacts!

High temperatures will be in the upper 80s all week long unless showers and/or storms hinder your location’s warm-up earlier in the day. If you see more rain on any given day, your high temp may stay a few degrees cooler.

Shower and thunderstorm chances remain in the forecast this weekend, but nothing suggests widespread activity at this point -- we may even see a mainly dry Saturday across Central Alabama.

It will become very muggy this week.
It will become very muggy this week.(WSFA 12 News)

Unfortunately, the mugginess will come storming back today and won’t be going anywhere this week. Dew points will be in the muggy to even tropical category each day.

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