FIRST ALERT: Stagnant summer weather into the weekend

Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 5:43 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 10:16 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Any isolated showers and storms around this evening have faded away on First Alert AccuTrack Satellite and Radar. Thundershower chances for tonight will be around 10% or less. Most of us will stay dry and muggy with temperatures falling into the 70s tomorrow morning under a partly cloudy sky. Some patchy fog will be possible around sunrise.

We don’t expect to see much on First Alert AccuTrack for the rest of the week. The coverage of rain will range from 10-20%. The heat intensifies a bit, but not to heat advisory criteria. Highs in the lower 90s and feels like temperatures ranging from the upper 90s to lower 100s. Morning lows in the 70s and areas of patchy fog. Locally dense can’t be ruled out, especially if you saw rain the day before.

If you are heading out of town this weekend with the kiddos before school starts, plan for scattered showers and storms but mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. This weekend will end up hot and muggy with highs in the lower 90s. A few spots could climb into the mid 90s Saturday afternoon. Storms that develop over the weekend could produce heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. A strong storm or two can’t be ruled out. The best rain coverage looks to be on Sunday, but still not a washout. Stay up to date with any developing storms as always on the free WBRC First Alert Weather app.

If you are planning to do a quick beach vacation before school starts up, you might have to dodge showers and storms. Rain chances appear higher this week at 50-70% for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Highs in the mid to upper 80s with a partly sunny to mostly cloudy sky. The rip current threat is forecast to be in the low to moderate stage this week. If you see a yellow flag on a beach, it means there is a moderate rip current threat, and you should use caution if you plan on getting into the water. Purple flags are also up on Orange Beach for the threat of jellyfish.

Next week features scattered showers and storms, lows in the 70s, and highs in the upper 80s. So, an unsettled summer pattern in place.

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