MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After a bout with some unusually cool & wet weather last week, we're back in typical August mode this week. The low generating our increased rain chances (and historic Louisiana flooding) is pulling away, further limiting our wet weather impacts. Parts of Louisiana had enough rain in a few days to cover April, May, June, July, August, September & October averages in Montgomery. While rivers will still be running very high, drier weather for them will allow waters to gradually recede this week...
TODAY: Some of you may have taken note that this weekend felt a notch hotter, and you'd be right. Highs will again take a run into the lower and middle 90s this afternoon.
That should put heat index values into the upper 90s with a few spots flirting with 100 degrees. That heat will help fuel isolated to scattered storms developing by early afternoon. While coverage will be somewhat limited, a few stronger storms will be on the table.
REST OF THE WEEK: We'll ride into the middle 90s through midweek with rain chances remaining rather low. Rain chances will start to trend upward into late week and should also carry into the weekend. There is evidence of a frontal boundary hanging out across the region this upcoming weekend, so that should help keep things unsettled. More rain means less heat as our middle 90s transition back to lower 90s late week.