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FIRST ALERT: A chance of more storms and heavy rain Monday

Updated: Jun. 6, 2021 at 9:55 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: A very rainy and stormy setup continues across the state this evening. At the time of this update, a line of storms was entering the Gadsden and Anniston areas. The storms have remained below severe levels, but we’re seeing higher rainfall rates, intense lightning, and gusty winds. The chance for showers will continue past midnight, with the possibility of a pop-up storm.

The bottom line on our weather for the next several days will be a very stormy and unsettled pattern. In fact, when I look at data going into the week of June 14th, I’m see a continuation of this pattern. A disturbance to our west is helping pull moisture-rich air north into Alabama. This is one of the reasons why it feels extremely humid and it’s going to remain muggy throughout the week. This won’t be the best yard day type of weather. A passing shower and storms could develop at any time or in any location. Take advantage of any breaks and also, keep an eye to the sky. You can check the WBRC First Alert Weather App for lightning alerts.

The weather for Monday and Tuesday will be much like today. Plan on cloudy and steamy conditions, with areas of rain and storms. This activity will be moving from south to north-northeast. Showers and storms will also be possible during the nighttime hours, especially before midnight. Highs will be in the 80s, with lows near 70º. No organized severe weather is expected, but we could see a strong storm or two, with intense lightning, gusty wind, and locally heavy rain. Given the soggy pattern, we’ll need to be alert for localized flooding.

The chance for showers and storms will remain high through the end of the workweek. However, I think by Wednesday, we may start to see most showers and storms more limited to the afternoon and evening. This will also be the story for Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will be rising into the 80s, with feels-like temperatures in the low 90s by the end of the week. Rain chances may back off slightly next weekend.

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