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Summer’s last stand? Heat, humidity return

Isolated storms through Thursday evening
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 5:04 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 at 5:29 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - High pressure will continue to dominate the weather pattern across the Southeast, which means mostly quiet conditions persisting for our area. The humidity will come up a bit over the next couple of afternoon, but it won’t be oppressively muggy; you will likely notice it, but it won’t be anything like the tropical humidity we’re accustomed to during the summer. More moisture in our atmosphere could lead to some isolated rain chances...

A slight uptick in rain chances for Wednesday and Thursday to ~20%.
A slight uptick in rain chances for Wednesday and Thursday to ~20%.(WSFA 12 News)

That uptick in humidity and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will allow for some clouds to be present each day, so instead of the crystal clear blue sky we saw over the weekend, we’ll see more of a partly cloudy set up.

There could even be times in which there are more clouds than sun this week, but it won’t be gray and overcast.

There will also be a low-end 10% chance of a shower today and a 20% chance of isolated showers both Wednesday and Thursday.

Like the humidity, our temperatures will also come up a bit. We’re looking at highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s going forward. With the extra heat and increase in humidity, we’ll have to include a tiny chance of a shower or storm through Thursday. The best chance of that will be in far western Alabama.

Overnight lows will stay in the 60s as opposed to our recent stretch of 50s. That is courtesy of the increase in humidity.

Warmth stays with us... only a few scattered showers are expected!
Warmth stays with us... only a few scattered showers are expected!(WSFA 12 News)

Out in the tropics we’ve got a very active scene...

In addition to powerful Hurricane Sam, there are two areas with a “high” 90% chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next several days. Those two areas are way out in the Atlantic where Sam formed; they shouldn’t get too strong, but will likely become Victor and Wanda. Then there’s the remnants of Peter. It’s possible Peter briefly reforms into a tropical depression this week.

Sam will curve out over the open Atlantic and Peter will follow suit. The systems that will soon become Victor and Wanda have a more uncertain track, though, so those bear watching.

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