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More scattered showers, storms expected as we wrap up the workweek

Higher coverage of rain and storms looms next week
Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 5:47 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2021 at 3:11 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - After a mostly dry Wednesday, we are currently dealing with a better coverage of showers and thunderstorms. As we round out the workweek, we do anticipate more wet weather for parts of our central and south Alabama, but neither Thursday nor Friday will be a total washout for all. We’re looking at roughly a 40-50% chance of rain each day, which is not much different than what a typical summer day provides us.

If you live in southeastern portions of the state, you have the best coverage of storms right now. Everywhere else is generally dry with a good bit of heat and a lot of humidity. It currently feels like upper 90s and even triple digits is some spots, but thankfully a few towns are lucky enough to cool off thanks to some passing showers activity on radar.

The weekend’s rain chances aren’t as low as today’s, but based on what we’re seeing we recommend some outdoor plans! There will be plenty of dry weather each day with no indication of rain chances exceeding 30-40%.

Heading into next week, there are signs that a cold front will attempt to push in from the north. This will enhance rain chances and bring down temperatures a bit for the Monday-Wednesday period. For now we’ve capped coverage at 50% during that stretch, but those values will likely be upped.

Until that wetter and cloudier stretch, daytime highs will be in the low and even mid-90s. With our normal high this time of year standing at 93°, this forecast isn’t unusual... it’s just a bit hotter than where we’ve been.

It will feel like it's in the upper 90s to near 100 each day.
It will feel like it's in the upper 90s to near 100 each day.(WSFA 12 News)

Peak heat indices each afternoon will head for the upper 90s to around 100 degrees courtesy of the very muggy conditions sticking around.

More low 90s expected before rain chances climb a bit...
More low 90s expected before rain chances climb a bit...(WSFA 12 News)

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