FIRST ALERT: More scattered showers and storms through Thursday

Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 5:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2021 at 8:47 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Scattered storms and showers will continue to impact our area this evening. Forecast data shows the possibility of additional shower and storm development through midnight. Otherwise, the sky will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog and lows in the 70s.

Our Thursday will be a very similar day. I can’t rule out a shower or storm before lunchtime, with an increase in scattered storms after lunchtime. The sky will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the 80s.

THE REST OF THE WEEK: The tropical system Elsa made a landfall around 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Taylor County, Florida. That system will continue moving north, along the East Coast, impacting areas as far north as Boston, MA. As Elsa moves away, our state will remain in a very humid and tropical air mass for the remainder of the week. Conditions will be favorable for scattered afternoon storms and showers through the weekend.

I do think the rain chances will back off for Saturday, with afternoon storms becoming more isolated. We will have more sunshine in the mix this weekend, with afternoon highs reaching the upper 80s and low 90s. It’s going to feel much hotter at times, due to muggy levels, with the heat index values in the triple digit range.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: A disturbance will move in from the northwest starting late Sunday and this will bring another increase in the chance of rain. Plan on a good chance of scattered storms and showers for Monday. Typical July weather can be expected for next Tuesday and Wednesday, with storms and showers mainly limited to the afternoon. Highs next week will remain in the middle to upper 80s, with heat index levels rising into the 90s.

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