First Alert: More showers, more storms this week

Warm, muggy mornings and afternoon thunderstorms continue; drier this weekend
You guessed it: more scattered showers + storms are popping on radar...so how much rain will we see?
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 4:21 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 5:58 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Radar is busy this evening; a broken line of showers and thunderstorms is pushing slowly northward through the state as of this writing. This line has gaps between the storms, so depending on exactly where you live, you could have either heavy rain, thunder, lightning and gusty wind...or nothing at all.

Any storms that develop could turn strong to marginally severe with high to damaging wind gusts, small hail, torrential rainfall, and vivid lightning. Severe weather will certainly not be the norm.

Scattered to numerous showers and storms are likely this week.
Scattered to numerous showers and storms are likely this week.(WSFA 12 News)

When it’s not raining it will be partly to mostly cloudy, hot and muggy. Daytime highs will generally be in the lower 90s with heat indices in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees. It’s possible a few locations see mid-90s a time or two if they dodge the rain on a given day.

Speaking of when it’s not raining...the upcoming weekend still looks drier with 30% coverage of rain and storms on Saturday and even lower chances for Sunday. So make those mid-August outdoor weekend plans!

A few showers and storms are possible Saturday.
A few showers and storms are possible Saturday.(WSFA 12 News)

The tropics remain quiet close to home, but an area in the eastern Atlantic is being monitored for potential development this week. It likely stays weak, if it develops at all. Regardless of what happens with it, there will be no impacts in the Gulf of Mexico.

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