Storm chances come down, temperatures go up

Middle and upper 90s will be common each day
It's already muggy, but could we see even more humidity later this week?!
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 4:40 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2022 at 7:37 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The pattern isn’t changing a whole lot as the first full week of July continues, but shower and storm coverage will start to drop over the next three days. It won’t completely eliminate our chance for some rain, but a strong upper-level ridge that will take control and limit coverage... expect only isolated pop-up showers and storms Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Most will dodge the wet weather each of these days, although Wednesday has the best chance of rain of the three.

A better chance for rain returns in time for the weekend as a frontal boundary approaches Alabama; as of right now, there does still seems to be some model disagreements on exact timing and intensity, so we will continue to work out the details as more data become available.

Rain and storm coverage comes down for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Rain and storm coverage comes down for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.(WSFA 12 News)

For now it’s a good bet that scattered wet weather will occur throughout the weekend, but it won’t be a total washout, which is very similar to what we just saw this past weekend.

Temperatures should top out in the lower to middle 90s today. With incredibly muggy conditions it will feel like it’s around 105 degrees; that has resulted in the issuance of a Heat Advisory for multiple counties across the region.

It will be incredibly muggy through the weekend.
It will be incredibly muggy through the weekend.(WSFA 12 News)

That will likely be extended through at least Saturday.

The lower rain chances will allow temperatures to soar into the middle and then upper 90s beginning tomorrow. Since the tropical humidity stays in place, heat indices will easily get to about or even exceed 105°.

Even with the weekend rain chances around 50%, peak heat index values will still rise toward 105° both days. This will be especially true for Saturday. Actual highs will be in the upper 90s Saturday and the lower 90s Sunday.

Scattered showers, lots of heat and a good bit of humidity is expected now through the weekend...
Scattered showers, lots of heat and a good bit of humidity is expected now through the weekend...(WSFA 12 News)

Typical July weather takes shape heading into next week with lower 90s and isolated shower and thunderstorm chances in the forecast.

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