First Alert: Plenty of rain & storm opportunities

Today is likely dry, but a wetter pattern takes shape starting tomorrow
Today is likely the driest/hottest afternoon... better rain chances + some cooler air arrive soon!
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 4:20 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 5:13 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A dry, warm and humid evening is underway across most of central Alabama. To our south and west, a long line of intense thunderstorms is affecting places like Pensacola, Mobile, Hattiesburg and Jackson, Mississippi. These storms will sink southward through early evening, clipping the southwestern corner of Alabama. The rest of us stay dry, with temperatures slowly falling through the 80s. Our rain chances don’t stay low for long, though.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday at around a 50% clip. So, roughly half of us will have 30-60 minutes of rain, thunder and lightning. The other half misses the rain and stays dry. If you need rain, though, the news isn’t all bad. Shower and storm chances will increase considerably by Thursday and especially Friday.

Better rain chances coming our way later this week...
Better rain chances coming our way later this week...(WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures will go from the lower 90s tomorrow to the middle 80s Thursday and Friday. You can thank the clouds and elevated rain chances for that temperature drop. If temperatures do stay in the mid-80s, it would be the coolest daytime high Montgomery has seen all summer!

The weekend and beginning of next week shouldn’t be quite as wet as Thursday and Friday, but scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast each day. Temperatures rebound a little bit into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

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