Hotter temps today, strong storms tomorrow
Some of the storms tomorrow could be severe
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - After another trademark July day with heat and humidity, our attention turns to Thursday’s storm setup. It appears probable that a morning line of storms will fizzle out just before reaching us; this will likely generate a leftover outflow boundary that will kick off more storms in the afternoon and evening. With a ton of heat and energy in the atmosphere, some of these storms could be intense with damaging wind gusts, some small hail, isolated flash flooding and dangerous lightning.
The greatest risk of severe weather is over the northern two-thirds of Alabama, as seen in the map below.
Friday will likely be free of any severe weather, but the coverage of rain will be pretty high around 60%.
Some positive news is that the weekend’s rain chances are looking pretty low, just like this past weekend. Only a 20% to 30% chance of rain at best exists both afternoons with lower to middle 90s.
Each afternoon will feel like it’s in the lower 100s when the tropical humidity levels are factored in... to account for potential heat indices approaching 105 degrees today and tomorrow, a Heat Advisory has been issued for many counties in central Alabama.
The mugginess will also keep overnight lows up a bit. Most nights will be spent near or just above 75 degrees. That provides little in the way of relief from the heat during the coolest part of the day.
Isolated to scattered rain and thunderstorms return to the forecast next week with high temperatures mainly in the middle 90s depending on rain and cloud cover.
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