MONDAY MORNING: An isolated shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled overnight and into the early morning hours. We will have some patchy dense fog for the start of the day so I’d factor in some extra drive time. The morning low clouds and fog will quickly give way to a cloud and sunshine mix, with a rapid surge in temperatures. Feels-like reading will be in the 90s by lunchtime, with an increasing chance for a pop-up storm or shower. The average rain chance for Monday will be around 40%.
FIRST ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE HEAT WAVE THIS WEEK: A washed out front will continue to be the focus for scattered storms and showers for tomorrow and Tuesday. The chances for rain will be on the decline by Wednesday as a strong upper-level ridge of high pressure develops to our west. The forecast data is now back on board with the possibility of some extreme heat as this ridge builds over our region by Thursday. This would set the stage for highs in the mid to upper 90s, with heat index values easily topping 100 degrees. As you plan the work-week I would schedule for early starts on Thursday and Friday. Also, double check with friends and family to make sure everyone, including the pets, has a cool shelter and working air conditioner. The chance for an afternoon storm or shower will continue through the end of the week; however, the coverage will be very limited. Rain chances will drop below 20 percent by Friday. Mickey will be in with fresh updates beginning at 4 a.m. on WBRC Good Day Alabama.
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