FIRST ALERT: Patchy storms tomorrow

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 5:11 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 11:11 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Tomorrow starts off dry and in the lower to middle 70s.  Patchy fog is possible which could limit visibility.  Expect scattered showers and storms again tomorrow afternoon and early evening.   It will be another hot afternoon with temperatures approaching the upper 80s and lower 90s and feels like temperatures tomorrow could climb into the upper 90s.  

Wildfire smoke from the Pacific Northwest will likely try to push into the northern half of Alabama thanks to northwest flow tomorrow.  It will likely make the sky hazy.  I doubt the concentration of smoke will produce extremely poor air quality, but it could produce a vivid sunset tomorrow.  Smoke could linger across the area Saturday too.   If you take a picture of it, submit it on the WBRC First Alert Weather App. so, we can share it on tv.

This weekend is looking hot and humid and the coverage of rain each afternoon will be around 30%.   Just remember to go indoors if you hear rumbles of thunder or see lightning. 

Our next big thing is the chance to see increasing rain chances early next week thanks to a cold front moving into our area.  Monday’s rain chance has increased to 40% with highs in the lower 90s.  Tuesday could be our wettest day due to a cold front moving into the state.  We will likely trend drier and hotter for the remainder of next week.  We could see highs in the low to mid 90s starting next Wednesday with only a 20% chance for isolated pop-up storms.

Watching a system over the Southeast that is forecast to move into the Atlantic over the next couple of days.  The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that this low could become a tropical depression or storm in the next five days as it moves over the open waters.  The chance for development remains low at 30%.  It won’t have any impact on our weather, but it is something to watch along the east coast of Florida and the Georgia coastline. The rest of the Atlantic remains quiet.

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