FIRST ALERT: Widely scattered storms at times this week

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 5:49 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 9:13 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Our First Alert AccuTrack shows a couple of lingering thundershowers holding on across central Alabama, but they are losing any “oomph” past sunset. For tonight, expect a mostly cloudy sky with mild and muggy conditions in place. Tomorrow morning will start off with temperatures in the 70s, eventually warming up into the upper 80s and low 90s by the afternoon hours under a partly sunny to mostly cloudy sky. Widely scattered showers and storms will be possible from the late morning to early evening hours. Not everyone is guaranteed to see rain, but you if you do hear some rumbles of thunder, don’t be surprised to encounter some heavy downpours, lightning and gusty winds. Unfortunately, our weather models do not handle these unsettled summer weather patterns well, so make sure you’re staying up to date on the WBRC First Alert Weather App for any tweaks to the forecast.

FIRST ALERT: Widely scattered storms at times this week
FIRST ALERT: Widely scattered storms at times this week(WBRC)

The work week will feature seasonable early August heat with highs near average under a mix of sun and clouds. Humidity will unsurprisingly continue to run high as well. No day looks to be a washout but expect at least hit-or-miss storms around each day. On days that you don’t get any decent rainfall from a nearby thunderstorm, make sure to take the time to water your plants and yards. Rain coverage will be around 40-50% through Friday.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Saturday and Sunday will feature more of the same: hot, muggy, and a chance of storms. Right now, Sunday is trending slightly wetter than Saturday, but the confidence is low several days out. The stagnant summer trend should continue into early next week. As always, days with less rain coverage and more sunshine will help temperatures to hit the other side of 90. For now, we aren’t seeing any signs of abnormally brutal heat, at least for central Alabama, as we embark on the “Dog Days of Summer.”

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