More scattered showers & thunderstorms expected this week

Periods of on and off rain will keep afternoon temperatures a bit cooler than normal by August standards.
First Alert 12: Updated look at First Alert Futureview as we track on and off showers & storms this week.
Published: Aug. 22, 2022 at 3:17 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2022 at 10:38 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The elevated risk for rain and storm chances remain in the First Alert forecast through the work and school week.

The culprit of the increased rain and storm activity is a front that has stalled out across the Deep South, giving us daily doses of shower and thunderstorm activity.

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While it will not be a complete washout for everyone, there will be widely scattered showers and storms each day from now through Friday, which is very much the same weather story we have dealt with over the past week to week and a half.

At times, a few of the storms will be slow moving, dumping lots of rain in some locations over a short period of time. Due to this potential, some will deal with flooding issues, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas. The highest potential for flooding will be locations along and west of Interstate 65.

Unfortunately the muggy factor will remain high. That will provide us with a very sticky feeling in the air this week. This means it will feel very moist when it is not raining.

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Clouds will hang tough this week, with a few locations getting some peeks of sunshine. Due to the clouds and rain potential, this will keep afternoon highs below average for this time of year.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, afternoon highs will warm into the middle to lower 80s each day with a few spots staying in the 70s. Our average high this time of the year is 93 degrees. Overnight lows during this period will hover near average, which is the lower 70s.

By Friday, and into next week, rain chances remain in place, but do lower in coverage a bit. We are also looking for a bit more sunshine to end the week and start the weekend. That will help temperatures rise into the upper 80s with overnight lows in the 70s.

Scattered showers and storms are possible each day through the end of the week and into the weekend. A few showers will also linger into the nighttime hours. If you are not seeing rain, you are dealing with the high humidity outside.

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