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Rain and rumbles ongoing this evening

Rain chances elevated through at least Friday
Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 5:39 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2021 at 4:32 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Radar is busy this evening; numerous showers and thunderstorms are ongoing across central and south Alabama. This influx of moisture will continue for the next few days, leading to a higher than normal coverage of rain and thunderstorms. Most summertime days bring with them a 20-40% coverage of rain. The next few days will bring a 50-70% coverage of rain.

Rain chances decrease each day over the next 5 days.
Rain chances decrease each day over the next 5 days.(WSFA 12 News)

Rain chances stay elevated for Wednesday and Thursday. It won’t rain all day, and it won’t rain on everyone - but multiple intervals of wet weather are likely in most places.

Scattered to numerous showers and storms are expected Wednesday.
Scattered to numerous showers and storms are expected Wednesday.(WSFA 12 News)

As of now, it appears as though rain coverage will come back down closer to what you’d expect this time of year for the weekend -- around 40% for both weekend days. So no washouts are in the cards for your outdoor plans this weekend!

It should be noted that most of our rain over the next few days will not be related to Tropical Storm Elsa. The one caveat could be tomorrow, which is when some of our rain could be associated with the western rain band of Elsa.

This is normal as being on the west side of a tropical system typically results in little to no impacts!

High temperatures will continue to be in the upper 80s to around 90 this week 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.

Total rain over the next week will be in the 1-2" range overall. That will come from daily...
Total rain over the next week will be in the 1-2" range overall. That will come from daily showers and thunderstorms. Pockets of heavier totals are always a threat due to isolated downpours each day.(WSFA 12 News)

Once rain chances fall a bit this weekend, expect daytime highs to be a touch warmer - most places will warm into the lower 90s.

Unfortunately, the mugginess came storming back yesterday and won’t be going anywhere this week. Dew points will be in the muggy to even tropical category each day. That will make each day feel a handful of degrees hotter than the actual temperature!

Muggy to tropical conditions over the next 5 days.
Muggy to tropical conditions over the next 5 days.(WSFA 12 News)

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