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Summer-like heat builds across Alabama this week

Isolated rain and rumbles of thunder are possible during the week ahead.
First Alert 12: Showers and storms push across the area tonight. With a few storms possible again on Monday.
Published: May. 14, 2022 at 3:40 PM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2022 at 11:02 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A typical preview of summer will continue to unfold across Alabama through upcoming work and school week.

Isolated to scattered showers and storms have popped up across the region and will linger into tonight. Lows will hover in the 60s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

WSFA First Alert Forecast
WSFA First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

The heat is on during the week ahead, with both afternoon highs and overnight lows becoming more typical of what we see during the summer months.

Monday highs will warm into the lower 90s under partly cloudy skies. A shower or storm will be possible, mainly due to the heat and humidity in place and a weak boundary moving across the region. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected during Monday night with lows in the 60s.

WSFA First Alert Forecast
WSFA First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

The weak boundary moves south of the region by Tuesday, this will cause a slight drop in not only humidity values but rain chances. Afternoon highs are still expected to warm into the upper 80s to lower 90s under mainly sunny skies. A stray shower is possible, but most remain dry. Lows hover in the 60s under clear skies.

The heat really ramps up by Wednesday and that trend looks to continue into Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday and Thursday will be very similar days. Afternoon highs will hover in the middle 90s under mostly to partly sunny skies. A stray shower is possible but most will remain dry. The humid factor will start to build back into the area mid-to-late week. Lows during this time period will hover in the 60s and 70s.

WSFA First Alert Forecast
WSFA First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Highs for Friday are again in the 90s under a mix of sun and clouds. The humid factor will be present and a stray shower or storm cannot be ruled out. Lows will hover around 70 degrees as we end the week.

We are tracking a cold front that looks to move into the area next weekend. Highs on Saturday will warm into the 80s and 90s with a mix of sun and clouds. Showers and storms are forecasted this weekend as the front moves into the area. The wet weather activity is expected to linger into Saturday night and lows will fall into the 60s.

Long range forecast models are hinting at a drop in temperatures behind the front. With temperatures for Sunday only warming into the 80s area wide with a few showers or storms possible.

WSFA First Alert Forecast
WSFA First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

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