Isolated showers and storms possible this week
Most days have a 20% or 30% rain chance
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The hot start to the week continues with highs that once again climbed into the upper 80s and lower 90s today... a mix of sun and clouds, plus a few isolated showers will help keep that summer-like feeling in the forecast, even as we inch closer to the start of the new season soon. A drop in humidity and a small dip into temperatures likely happens later this week, but noticeable changes are not anticipated.
The humidity will become more tolerable Thursday; we won’t rid muggy air completely, it will just feel a bit better late this week and this weekend.
Our sky will generally be partly cloudy each day with those fair weather puffy cumulus clouds. There is a chance of showers and a few storms developing both today and tomorrow with coverage right around 30% - 40%. This activity will be associated with a cold front moving through the region; no severe weather or widespread rain will occur, and many will dodge the rain altogether.
Behind the cold front things will be dry in most locations Thursday. There’s about a 20% chance of a shower or storm in eastern portions of Alabama... rain chances are isolated to widely scattered both Friday and Saturday thanks to low pressure hanging out nearby. Some additional isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday before things dry out.
Many models have actually switched gears and now show a mainly dry Sunday. Regardless of what happens Sunday, it does look like it will be dry and sunny early next week!
Out in the tropics it’s still very active. Hurricane Lee and Hurricane Margot are both out in the Atlantic, with Lee likely to stay just east of the U.S. and Margot to remain well out in the middle of the Atlantic. Large surf and dangerous rip currents will occur along the East Coast, and there is a chance that additional impacts occur up in New England depending on Lee’s ultimate track. Regardless of where it goes it will not cause any issues in Alabama.
There is an additional area being monitored for potential development way out in the eastern Atlantic. It now has a high chance of becoming the next named storm of the year. The next name on the list is Nigel.
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