BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - TRACKING THUNDERSTORMS: Scattered showers and storms continue to impact our area this evening and the wet weather will gradually dissipate by midnight, with patchy fog developing; lows tonight will be near 70º. Morning low clouds and fog will give way to a partly sunny sky on Sunday, with another hot and humid afternoon. Highs will be near 90º, with feels-like temperatures in the middle 90s. Scattered storms and showers will be re-developing in the afternoon and early evening. So keep an eye to the sky for the threat of lightning later in the day. You can receive lightning alerts on the WBRC First Alert Weather App.
You can expect similar conditions for Memorial Day, with highs in the upper 80s. It’s going to remain very muggy, with another good chance for afternoon showers and storms. Some storms may be strong or severe, with damaging wind gusts, hail, and intense lightning. So stay weather alert in the afternoon and early evening.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: The longer range guidance shows the hot and muggy weather continuing through next week. We will also have a good chance for more scattered storms and showers through next weekend. These storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rain, so many lawns and gardens should enjoy some wet weather by the end of next week. No organized severe weather is expected but some of these diurnally heat driven cells can pulse to severe levels. Therefore, we’ll need to continue to monitor for stronger storms each day. High temperatures through next week look to be in the mid to upper 80s but with the continued mugginess, plan on heat index values in the mid to upper 90s. As for the tropics, there are no areas of concern for development. There will be an increase in the number of scattered afternoon storms for coastal areas by Monday. The rip current risk will also increase for the start of the week. I’ll share the updated beach forecast and also have lots of radar updates, starting at 9PM on WBRC FOX6.