Jill: Friday has a better chance for storms to provide some heat relief

Jill: Friday has a better chance for storms to provide some heat relief

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Fox 6 viewing area is quiet now and we are no longer tracking any heat induced showers and storms. Just a quiet, clear and muggy night ahead with temperatures falling into the 70s by morning.  Don't forget to look to the west after sunset and see Venus and Jupiter near each other.

Friday starts off sunny, muggy and in the 70s and then the air quickly warms into the lower 90s by noon. You'll start to notice puffy cumulus clouds building by mid-morning and by the early afternoon some will grow into showers and storms.

Showers and storms will be widely scattered in nature after 1 p.m. through 7 p.m. Most of the activity will fade away right around sunset. You may welcome the rain because it will cool the air 10 to 20 degrees for a short period of time. Highs in the middle 90s and feels-like temperatures in the lower 100s.

Similar weather is expected over the weekend with highs in the middle 90s and the possibility of afternoon storms. The chance is greatest on Saturday and instability will be greater which means a rogue strong or severe storm will be possible. Damaging downburst winds is the main threat. The better rain chance shifts east of I-65 on Sunday. 

The jet stream takes a dip next week but not as significant as previous models showed. The chance of a cool down is much lower now and it appears as if the heat wave will at least persist through next Wednesday. 

Sounds like perfect water park weather!

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