Lots of heat with up and down rain chances this week
The last week of July will likely be the hottest stretch of 2021 so far
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The heat, humidity and isolated pop-ups storms were around for some today, but coverage was not overwhelming. We will likely see a better opportunity for rain Tuesday and Wednesday before we start dry out and heat up... big time!
Despite the higher shower and thunderstorm chances, neither day will be a washout or bring a guaranteed chance of rain. If you’re wanting rain, Tuesday is certainly your day though.
Temperatures will still rise into the middle 90s even with the higher probabilities of shower and thunderstorm development. With the humidity it will feel like it’s once again in the 101°-106° range for most of the afternoon and early evening hours.
Heat indices will continue to rise into the triple digits through the upcoming weekend. Some of the hottest readings could reach 106°-109° with actual temperatures in the middle and upper 90s.
This is the kind of heat that even us Alabamians can struggle with when it happens every day for many days in a row. So, here’s a friendly reminder to practice heat safety by limiting time spent outdoors, avoiding strenuous activities, wearing loose-fitting and light-colored clothing, and staying hydrated.
There could be some isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms to offer some relief during the Thursday - Sunday period, but don’t count on rain to cool you off at this point.
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