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FIRST ALERT: Some breaks in the clouds for Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the 80s; isolated showers and storms in the afternoon

Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 5:07 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 9:59 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: Temperatures will tumble into the 60s overnight, with patchy areas of fog, and isolated showers. I would plan for a slightly hotter day on Tuesday, as highs reach the middle to upper 80s. Morning clouds will give way to a partly to mostly sunny sky, with a less muggy feel to the air. We will have a small 20% chance of a shower or storm throughout the day for areas south of I-20.

THE REST OF THE WORK WEEK: Very little change is expected through the middle of the week as the primary axis of rain and storms slides into south Alabama. You can expect pleasant nights, with lows in the 60s. We will keep a small 20% chance of a shower or storm in the forecast for far southern areas. Otherwise, we will have a mix of clouds and sunshine each day, with highs in the middle to upper 80s.

FIRST ALERT FOR MORE STORMS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: I’d plan for hotter feeling weather later in the week, with an increasing chance for afternoon storms on Friday and Saturday. Highs will be near 90º, with heat index levels topping 95º. Long range data shows the Bermuda High strengthening over our region this weekend. If this trend continues, we’ll experience another drop in rain chances starting on Sunday, with highs soaring into the low to mid 90s. We will be monitoring one tropical disturbance over the far eastern Atlantic; otherwise, the tropics will remain relatively quiet for most of the week. I’ll share more specifics on the long range forecast in First Alert Weather, starting at 9 p.m.

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