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FIRST ALERT: Hot temperatures, scattered storms through early evening hours

Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 5:37 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 3:40 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We continue to track random areas of rain and storms on First Alert AccuTrack. Storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall that could lead to localized flooding and low visibility for travelers, strong wind gusts, and frequent lightning. The feel should improve some after 6 p.m. and certainly if you see a passing shower or storm. Showers and storms will fade away by 10 p.m. and areas of patchy fog forms overnight. Temperatures drop in the 70s.

More of the same tomorrow though I did bump up the rain and storm coverage from 50 to 60 percent as a front gets closer to our area and enhances storm development. Same storm threats and similar highs and feels-like temperatures.

Starting on Wednesday, rain chances back off and the heat intensifies. Highs in the middle and even upper 90s will become common and the feel could exceed 105°. Heat advisories may be issued and if so, you’ll get the alert via the WBRC First Alert Weather App.

New data suggests higher rain and storm chances on Sunday and especially next Monday as a potential cold front arrives. It may drop as far south as central Alabama and usher in drier and more comfortable air but it’s too early to know if this will pan out seeing this time of year it’s very hard to get a cold front to pass through, but we can hope.

Practice heat precautions this week and remember to never leave a person or pet in your vehicle, even if you have the windows down. Plan on doing strenuous activities outside before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Drink plenty of water!

Stay cool.

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