FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers and storms likely on Sunday; some storms may be strong or severe

Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 5:24 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 10, 2021 at 11:01 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: Radar is indicating storms are weakening and this activity will gradually dissipate through late evening. We will have breaks in the clouds overnight, with lows near 70º. I can’t rule out showers and storms returning by daybreak on Sunday. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for northern Arkansas and Missouri. A system impacting this region will move southeast overnight. This could bring a chance for showers and storms in the morning hours, with scattered storms more likely in the afternoon. The storms could be more intense, with frequent lightning, gusty winds, and locally heavy rainfall. Otherwise, plan on a partly to mostly cloudy sky for Sunday, with highs in the 80s.

NEXT WEEK: The unsettled pattern will continue into Monday and Tuesday of next week. Both days will feature muggy conditions, with scattered storms likely. I can’t rule out a passing shower in the early morning hours, but look for rain chances to ramp-up after 11AM each day. The overall pattern won’t change much through the end of next week. A southerly flow will keep the muggy air in place, with heat activated storms in the afternoon and evening hours. A tropical disturbance could enhance the chance for wet weather next weekend. As for now, things are quiet in the tropics, and there are no concerns for tropical storm development. I’ll have more on the long range forecast in First Alert Weather, after baseball tonight on WBRC Fox6 News.

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