FIRST ALERT: Unsettled summer weather pattern continues

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:01 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 9:09 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Some widely scattered thunderstorms are still holding on past sunset on our First Alert AccuTrack this evening. Storms will continue to be capable of producing heavy rain and cloud-to-ground lightning over the next couple of hours before fading away as activity wanes overnight. Expect a partly cloudy sky with a mild and muggy start tomorrow with temperatures in the 70s. We can’t rule out some patchy fog around sunrise. For tomorrow, expect a similar forecast today featuring unsettled summer weather. Highs will be seasonable near 90, staying muggy, a partly sunny sky with scattered showers and storms developing during the afternoon and evening hours.

Unsettled summer weather pattern continues
Unsettled summer weather pattern continues(WBRC)

The stagnant, unsettled summer pattern won’t budge much over the next several days. Rain coverage looks to top out around 30-40% into the start of the weekend with highs climbing into the low 90s under a mix of sun and clouds. Humidity will stay high, putting feels-like temperatures at least in the upper 90s. Any storms that develop will be capable of producing heavy downpours that could lead to localized flooding on any slow-moving storms, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds. If you’re squeezing in some pool or lake time before school kicks back into full swing, track any nearby storms on the free WBRC First Alert Weather App.

Though there is still some uncertainty, Sunday has been trending wetter in comparison to Saturday for your weekend forecast. No day will be a washout but expect better coverage of rain and storms at times for the latter half of the weekend. As with most days in the summertime, not everyone is guaranteed to see rain each day. So, water your lawns and gardens accordingly! We don’t see much changing with the weather pattern early next week either, just more of the same: summer heat, humidity, and at least some hit-or-miss storms in the mix.

Fortunately, the tropics still remain quiet. Hopefully the Saharan dust will keep suppressing tropical activity for as long as possible!

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