First Alert: Record heat possible this week

Brutally hot weather coming soon
First Alert: Turning up the heat this week
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 5:04 AM CDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 3:41 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We go from the frying pan to the fire this week, as temperatures trend from hot to potentially record-setting hot by Wednesday and Thursday.

Instead of scattered showers and storms each day we’re in for some hot and dry afternoons. The humidity will remain noticeable, but won’t be unbearably bad this week.

Each day through Friday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with no chance of rain. The exception to that rule will be today, which could bring a couple of stray storms to the area (20% coverage at best).

Highs will go from the lower 90s to start the week to the middle and perhaps upper 90s in some spots from Wednesday thru Friday. Saturday has the potential to bring mid-90s as well depending on cloud cover and rain.

With a forecast of 95° to 97° both Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will threaten those day’s all-time record highs in Montgomery. The record for those days is exactly 97 degrees -- set back in 1962.

A stray storm is possible today, but the workweek is mainly dry.
A stray storm is possible today, but the workweek is mainly dry.(WSFA 12 News)

The heat comes down a little bit this weekend courtesy of additional moisture coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. That will add more humidity to the air, but it also brings a chance of some showers and storms.

It won’t rain everywhere, but the chance of some isolated to scattered wet weather looks like a good bet Saturday and Sunday. For that reason we’ve dropped highs into the lower 90s on Saturday and upper 80s on Sunday.

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