First Alert: Rain, higher humidity and heat return to Alabama

The weather pattern is about to completely flip heading into the weekend.
First Alert 12: Higher humidity, temperatures, and rain chances, all return to the First Alert forecast.
Published: May. 4, 2023 at 5:43 AM CDT|Updated: May. 4, 2023 at 9:47 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It was nice while it lasted! The cooler than normal mornings and afternoons are coming to an end, and more warmth, plus humidity, look to return to our area.

Clouds will build overnight, keeping temperatures in the 50s. During the day Friday, humidity values will rise a little, as winds shift to the south. Even with more clouds expected, While a majority of the region is looking dry Friday, there will be low end chance for a few showers or thunderstorms late in the day.

Highs will go from the lower 80s Friday to the mid-80s Saturday and upper 80s for rest of the forecast period. Along with rising temperatures will come increasing chances for rain and thunderstorms, all thanks to the heat and humidity in place. A rather, summer-like, pattern setting up for Central and South Alabama.

The heat is about to turn up as the pattern shifts.
The heat is about to turn up as the pattern shifts.(WSFA 12 News)

While, no one day will be a washout, there will be some randomly scattered showers and thunderstorms, that will develop each day starting Saturday and remaining in place through the end of the week. This daily activity will be a mostly afternoon and evening thing, similar to what we see during the summer months.

As of this writing, there should be no widespread severe weather or heavy rain in this type of pattern. Though, we could see a strong storm or two mix in at any point given the heat and humidity that will be present. These storms could bring heavier downpours, plenty of lightning and gusty winds.

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely each day starting  Saturday.
Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely each day starting Saturday.(WSFA 12 News)

One other aspect the upcoming pattern shift is the warmer nights that will occur. Instead of the 40s that have been observed this week, lows will stay in the lower and middle 60s starting Friday night.

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