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Adios Fred, aloha heat and humidity

Hot, humid and scattered storms return
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 5:05 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2021 at 6:32 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Our typical August pattern returns here in central Alabama -- highs in the 90s, muggy weather and daily chances for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Rain chances will reach 40% Thursday and Friday before dropping to 20%.
Rain chances will reach 40% Thursday and Friday before dropping to 20%.(WSFA 12 News)

Although there are many days in the extended forecast with very low chances for rain -- around 20% or less. So not every day will bring pop-up storms to the area.

Right now we’ve got an isolated chance on Wednesday followed by scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms both Thursday and Friday. Then it’s likely mainly dry for the weekend and start of next week.

High temperatures will heat up.
High temperatures will heat up.(WSFA 12 News)

With the drier weather comes hotter temperatures. The lower 90s that we’ll have through the workweek will give way to middle and perhaps upper 90s this weekend and next week. Throw in the mugginess and it will feel like it’s in the upper 90s and 100s each afternoon.

We do have two other systems out in the tropics that we’re watching. Tropical Storm Grace is in the Caribbean and will move into the southern Gulf of Mexico next week. It doesn’t look like it will curve toward Alabama and Florida.

It will feel like it's in the triple digits going  forward.
It will feel like it's in the triple digits going forward.(WSFA 12 News)

Tropical Storm Henri is out near Bermuda, and it will not be a threat to the United States as it will eventually move away out to sea even farther.

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