MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Temperatures are expected to be up slightly as rain chances back off Thursday. The two are related to each other, and a dip in one often results in a spike in the other. The corridor of greatest rain coverage will stay to our north and west through the afternoon, but I still think we'll be able to squeeze out a few downpours...
TODAY: Dew points have been running a bit lower this morning, so combined with lower rain chances I don't see any reason why highs today won't eclipse what we saw yesterday. We'll take a run into the middle 90s, but with the lower dew points heat index values won't be excessive (no more than 100 degrees).
West to east moving cells will fire into the early afternoon to the tune of a 20% rain chance. That number drops further after the sun goes down.
TONIGHT: The Delta Aquarid meteor shower gets going tonight and could result in up to 20 meteors an hour. Head out after dark and look southward. Truthfully, this display is usually isn't one to get too worked up over. However, the Perseids will be picking up in August and could result in a ten-fold increase in meteor rates. That's the one worth waiting for.
Still, solid viewing conditions tonight & tomorrow night should make for decent viewing for those with the patience to keep your eyes locked above.
THIS WEEKEND: The pattern favors slightly higher rain chances into our weekend, up into the 40% range. That's not enough to warrant canceling those outdoor plans, but high enough to warrant paying attention.
Highs will stay in the lower and middle 90s each day.