Wet for many on Thursday

Rain chances drop a bit Friday and into the weekend
Tracking scattered showers today, but will the weekend be drier?
Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 4:31 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2021 at 9:27 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It was a wet Tuesday with the majority of central and south Alabama seeing rain at some point during the day... many saw a decent soaking plus some on and off rain for a few hours, and that was all thanks to some tropical moisture in the atmosphere. Rain chances will stay elevated Thursday, but it won’t rain all day; it likely won’t be quite as widespread or as long-lasting as what we saw yesterday, but coverage will be around 50-60%.

Upper 80s, muggy and scattered storms the next two days.
Upper 80s, muggy and scattered storms the next two days.(WSFA 12 News)

It still appears as though rain coverage will come back down closer to what you’d expect this time of year for Friday and the weekend -- around 20-40% each afternoon. It won’t rain on everyone, and it won’t rain all day - but your outdoor plans need a rain backup plan, just in case. Certainly no washouts are in the cards for your outdoor plans this weekend!

Scattered showers and storms are expected Thursday.
Scattered showers and storms are expected Thursday.(WSFA 12 News)

High temps will continue to be in the upper 80s to around 90 for the remainder of the workweek. That’s unless showers or storms hinder your location’s warm-up by developing earlier in the day. If you see more rain on any given day, your high temp may stay a few degrees cooler.

Lower rain and storm chances this weekend.
Lower rain and storm chances this weekend.(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. That will continue into next week as well.

Unfortunately, the tropical mugginess won’t be going anywhere. Dew points will be in the 70s each day for at least the next week. That will make each day feel a handful of degrees hotter than the actual temperature.

Rain chances will come down a bit by Friday.
Rain chances will come down a bit by Friday.(WSFA 12 News)

For the weekend and next week, that means it will feel like it’s in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees.

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