First Alert: Tracking more heat, humidity & isolated storms
Widespread wet weather is not anticipated, but a few scattered storms are possible during the warmest part of the day
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Summer doesn’t officially start for another two weeks, but the combination of heat and humidity is easy to come by across the state. Afternoon highs will climb once again into the upper 80s to lower 90s each day through the weekend and into next week.
Pop-up showers and thunderstorms will also remain in the forecast. While it does not rain all day and it will not rain for everyone, many will remain dry and warm.
A few of the pop-up to isolated storms could be intense, with heavy rain, gusty winds, small hail and frequent lightning. Remember if you are outside and hear thunder roar, go indoors and wait out the storm, they are typically short lived this time of the year!
So, does anything change over the next 7 days? We are watching a slight lowering of the muggy air that is currently in place. More comfortable (but still mild) conditions are expected to arrive Friday and Saturday, all thanks to a frontal boundary that is forecast to move through the area on Thursday.
The previously mentioned boundary will also bring a slight uptick in shower and thunderstorm activity Thursday afternoon. While still not overly widespread, a few more showers and storms will be prevalent Thursday compared to the past several days.
Rain chances do look more limited on Friday and Saturday. With that being said, we are keeping low end rain chances in the forecast, mainly for our southern counties and locations closer to the Gulf Coast region.
The more noticeable change, to go along with the quick drop in humidity, will be overnight lows... Friday night will dip into the lower 60s, compared to the near 70° lows we have been seeing as of late, giving a crisp start to the weekend on Saturday
Shower and storm activity looks to be on the increase as we move into next week, as we are tracking the potential for several systems to dive into Alabama, keeping rain and storm activity in the forecast.
Temperatures remain on either side of 90° this weekend and into the start of next week, under partly to mostly cloudy skies.
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