FIRST ALERT: Extreme heat continues tomorrow

Updated: Jul. 17, 2020 at 9:47 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Expect the sky to be mostly clear this evening with overnight lows in the lower 70s. Sunshine is back again Saturday. Highs could reach the upper 90s during the mid afternoon. 

It will be a good weekend to hang out at the pool or to simply stay inside in the air conditioning. Don't forget the sunscreen because the UV Index will be high. Temperatures are expected to remain several degrees above average with highs in the mid to upper 90s and feels like temperatures will likely remain in the triple digits.  There is a 30% chance for showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday but overall most places will stay dry and so you'll have to water your plants. Storms that form this weekend will have the potential to become strong thanks to plenty of instability and heat. Main threats will be gusty winds and frequent lightning. Make sure you have our WBRC First Alert weather app with you for lightning alerts.

Looking ahead into next week, our long range models are hinting that we could enter a more unsettled weather pattern. Rain chances look to ramp up Tuesday and Wednesday with scattered storms developing across Central Alabama during the afternoon and evening hours.  Temperatures could trend cooler with highs in the lower 90s thanks to cloud cover and higher rain chances. 

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