FIRST ALERT: Cranking up the heat and humidity

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 5:10 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 8:16 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Widely scattered showers and storms continue to hold on this evening on our First Alert AccuTrack Satellite and Radar; however, activity will gradually diminish after sunset, leaving most of us rain-free in time for fireworks. Whether you will be watching Thunder on the Mountain out in Birmingham or at home on WBRC, we have a 30% chance of isolated storms around. So, make sure you’re tracking the radar and staying tuned for updates on the First Alert Weather App. Overnight expect a partly cloudy sky with patchy fog developing closer to sunrise. Tuesday will start off warm and muggy with lows only in the 70s.

NEXT BIG THING: A strong ridge of high pressure building in over the Gulf Coast will keep central Alabama locked under a heat dome for the week ahead, pushing highs into the low to mid 90s each day. High humidity values will put feels-like temperatures into the triple digits. For Tuesday, a Heat Advisory is in effect from 12 to 9 PM CDT west of I-65 in north and central Alabama, where the heat index will likely hit or exceed 105 degrees. Take special care to make sure you and your loved ones (especially kids, pets, and the elderly) are staying cool and hydrated while limiting time outdoors during the peak heating of the day. Each day will feature a mix of sun and clouds and a 30-40% coverage of widely scattered storms. Very typical summer weather for the Deep South!

Evening weather update 9p
Evening weather update 9p(WBRC)

The weather pattern looks to turn more unsettled by the weekend as a front slides toward the Southeast, serving as a focal point for more showers and storms developing. Expect mostly cloudy skies with highs going from the mid 90s on Saturday to low 90s on Sunday. Going into NEXT Monday, expect seasonable weather for July: highs in the low 90s with hit-or-miss storms.


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