MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Looking back through the numbers, it appears Montgomery has failed to officially hit 90 degrees yet this year. I'm not saying it's going to happen today. But there's a chance. Warm and humid conditions will greet our area today and into tomorrow as we keep a close eye on storm chance through the weekend...
TODAY: Dense fog created issues for morning commuters, but much of those issues are gone as the fog has mixed out. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies are in store for much of the day as rain chances remain rather low. The biggest headline will be the heat & humidity with a good shot at today being the warmest day of the year thus far.
Upper 80s will be common with a few spots around the 90 degree mark. Starting to sweat!
While rain chances will be low through much of the day, we'll be keeping an eye on radar later this evening. High resolution model guidance suggests a complex of thunderstorms trying to sneak into northwest Alabama later this afternoon and evening. Evidence points to areas north of our viewing area primarily being affected, but it's possible that line could try and sneak into our northern counties later tonight if it holds together. There won't be a shortage of instability to fuel the storms with all the heat and humidity, but the sun should be down by the time it would threaten areas this far south. We'll be watching trends closely...if the line can hold together it's possible we get a gusty line of storms to monitor later tonight. These lines tend to be solid lightning producers too.
THIS WEEKEND: Storm chances remain isolated Saturday on what should be another hot and humid day. Rain and storms will be more prevalent by Sunday, and that could have an impact in Talladega.
There appears to be a nice break from the warmer temps as we head into next week. Highs by midweek may struggle to even hit the 80 degree mark. Not bad for early May.