FIRST ALERT: Clusters of rain and storms likely again Friday
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - We will have a repeat forecast going into tomorrow. Temperatures will start in the lower 70s and reach the middle to upper 80s during the afternoon hours. Muggy air will create a hotter feel in the lower to middle 90s. We’ll introduce a 40-50% chance for scattered showers and storms tomorrow afternoon and evening. Severe weather isn’t likely, but we can’t rule out a few strong storms capable of producing strong winds and small hail. Just remember that if thunder roars, go indoors. Careful traveling if that’s what you are doing going into the holiday weekend.
The pattern we have seen all week long will continue this weekend. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy and rain chances each day between 12-8 p.m. will be around 40%. If you plan on attending any Independence Day celebrations, you should monitor the WBRC First Alert Weather App for frequent weather updates. Humidity levels will continue to remain high over the weekend. Feels like temperatures will trend a little warmer with many of us in the upper 90s.
Independence Day features hot and muggy weather and a 30% chance for Mother Nature’s fireworks. Most of the activity should fizzle out in time for Monday night fireworks. Highs approaching 90°F and feels like temperatures will likely climb into the upper 90s to near 100°F. Next week looks similar to this past week with a 40% chance for scattered storms mainly in the afternoon and evening hours. It could end up a few degrees warmer with highs in the lower 90s. Those traveling this weekend can access the forecast by just typing in the city in the search section at the top of the WBRC First Alert Weather App. Remember to have it set to follow you so that you receive alerts no matter where you are.
We continue to watch three systems in the Atlantic. We are watching the northwestern Gulf of Mexico for a 40% chance for a tropical depression or storm to form in the next few days. Regardless of development, it will give parts of Texas some much needed rainfall. Models show this system moving northwards into the Central United States this weekend and curving into the Midwest next week. We are also watching two tropical waves out in the Atlantic. Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is close to becoming a tropical storm as it continues to move through the Caribbean. It is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm over the next couple of days. It will not have any impact on the United States. It is forecast to strike the Nicaragua coast Friday evening. It could move into the eastern Pacific Ocean and intensify in that region by early next week. The third system is right behind Potential Tropical Cyclone Two. It continues to have a very low chance to develop over the next five days as it approaches the Windward Islands. The next two names on the Atlantic list are Bonnie and Colin.
Have a great evening.
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