First Alert Update: More triple digit feels-like temperatures for Sunday, with scattered storms; also, monitoring two systems in the tropics
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - THE NEXT 24 HOURS: We continue to track isolated showers and storms this evening and this activity will gradually diminish overnight. Plan for another very hot and steamy day on Sunday. We will start off in the 70s, with afternoon highs back in the mid to upper 90s. The heat index will top 100º in many areas. Isolated showers and storms will be possible in the afternoon, but we could see higher rain chances later in the evening as a front enters the state. So if you don’t see rain in the afternoon, keep an eye out for the possibility of more storms after sunset.
The front will eventually settle-in across our area on Monday. This will help generate more numerous scattered storms and showers during the peak heating of the day on Monday. The good news is high temperatures will be closer to average for this time of the year, although it’s still going to feel humid. Some drier air could drop into far northern areas Monday night, making for a more comfy start to the day on Tuesday. However, the heat and humidity will quickly ramp-up through mid-week, with more afternoon pop-up storms each day.
We’re monitoring a tropical disturbance in the eastern Atlantic, labeled Invest 94L. Global data still shows this system maintaining a westerly course, crossing the Caribbean next weekend. This system may become a tropical depression within the next five days. Also, we’re now seeing a low chance for a system to become better organized over the northwest Gulf of Mexico within the next five days. This system will be moving in a westerly direction. I’ll have the latest forecast tracks in First Alert Weather tonight after baseball.
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