We'll see just a bit of rain and a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Most of the activity will remain west of I-65 and just south of I-20. The chance for severe weather or even a strong storm remains very low. The maps below is showing the Energy Helicity Index this afternoon.
The greatest risk for any thunderstorm development during the afternoon and evening will be south of I-20. Hale, Greene, Sumter, Bibb, and Perry Counties could see a few stronger storms Most of the active weather should remain Montgomery south.
A front is moving to our south and drier air is moving in. This will limit rain and thunderstorm chances during the afternoon and evening. This is good news - especially for those that have been beaten up so badly by the daily afternoon storms. Clearing skies are expected for your evening with temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s through 8pm. It will be clear overnight with lows around 74. The maps below is showing the Energy Helicity Index this afternoon. The greatest risk for any thunderstorm development during the afternoon and evening will be south of I-20. Hale, Greene, Sumter, Bibb, and Perry Counties could see a few stronger storms
WEEKEND FORECAST: Sunshine is in the forecast both Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances will remain extremely low - less than 10% both days with some hot temperatures. Highs will reach the mid 90s. This weekend will be a good one for the swimming pool - just make sure you wear the sunscreen. We'll continue in a fairly dry weather pattern through early next week. I don't see any significant rainfall and thunderstorms in the forecast until next Wednesday at the earliest. Highs next week will reach the mid 60s. At this point, forecast models are pointing to the chance for rain and storms next weekend. We'll keep up updated if there are any changes.
Have a great evening!
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist