NOT AS HOT WITH SHOWERS: We’re finally experiencing the long advertised break in the extreme heat. For many locations, temperatures during the lunchtime hour will be running nearly 10° lower than the same time yesterday. Today we’re positioned between high pressure to the east and a disturbance over Mississippi. This is producing a surge of moisture that will keep our sky cloudy, with scattered showers. We may see some heavier downpours and perhaps a storm in the afternoon, especially over western portions of the state. The clouds and rain chances will linger this evening and overnight. Highs today will be near 90°.
WHAT TO EXPECT TOMORROW/FRIDAY: The disturbance to our west will slide eastward again and keep our weather unsettled through the end of the work-week. You can expect a cloudy sky at times, with a good coverage of scattered showers and storms. In this kind of setup, I can’t rule out pop-up shower or storm activity even before lunchtime or overnight. So I would certainly grab the umbrella before leaving the house. Temperatures will remain very seasonal, with highs near 89°. Dew points however, will remain high, meaning the muggy levels will continue to impact the comfort factor through the rest of the week.
THE WEEKEND: Our rain chances will remain elevated throughout the weekend; however, most storm and shower development will be in the afternoon. So if you had plans to work in the yard on Saturday or maybe do some painting, I would try to finish those projects before lunchtime. Some of the rain and storms may linger after sunset but should gradually diminish by midnight. Long range data suggests rain chances may begin to drop off again with building heat by the middle portion of next week. I will be LIVE at Noon with updates including a look at radar. You can also watch the LIVE Stream on our WBRC First Alert Weather App. Have a great afternoon!
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt