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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
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 4:54 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 6:38 PM CDT
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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!

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

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.

Daily rain and thunderstorm chances.
Daily rain and thunderstorm chances.(WSFA 12 News)

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.

Feels like temperatures will be very, very hot this week.
Feels like temperatures will be very, very hot this week.(WSFA 12 News)

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.

A few days with elevated rain chances, then dry with a lot of heat for the end of the workweek!
A few days with elevated rain chances, then dry with a lot of heat for the end of the workweek!(WSFA 12 News)

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