REST OF TODAY AND TONIGHT: The chance for scattered storms will linger into this evening so keep an eye on the weather app for possible lightning alerts for your neighborhood. We’re already tracking several big lightning producers over east Alabama. Some of the storms may be strong, with gusty winds, heavy rain, and possibly small hail. It looks like the stormy weather could linger as late as 1 a.m., so you may hear some rumbles well after sunset. We will continue to experience feels-like temperatures ranging between 95 degrees and 105 degrees where it is not raining. Take it extra easy and stay well hydrated.
TOMORROW: A cold front will be stalling across our area tomorrow and this will bring another good chance of showers and thunderstorms. It looks like the greatest coverage of showers and storms will be along and south of I-20. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s tomorrow and it may not feel quite as steamy for areas to the north, like Cullman, Haleyville, and Cedar Bluff.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: As the dog days roll on next week, I’d plan for more hot, humid, and hazy weather on Monday and Tuesday, with scattered storms likely. Forecast data suggests colder air aloft will keep our afternoon rain chances rather elevated through mid-week. That could begin to change by Thursday as a ridge builds overhead. This would limit the number of storms and bring a rise in surface temperatures, with highs in the low to mid-90s by next weekend. Next weekend is looking drier at this point but we will need to see some more data before determining just how dry. I will have some newer information in my forecast beginning at 9 p.m. tonight on WBRC, be sure to join us!
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