FIRST ALERT: Hot and humid weekend with a chance for scattered storms
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Hot and humid weekend ahead, highs in the 90s and a feel nearing 100 degrees. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms are likely. A strong wind producer can’t be ruled out. Always take lightning seriously and if you have outdoor plans, then pay attention to any notifications on your phone, especially ones from the First Alert Weather app. The UV Index will remain very high over the weekend, so make sure you apply the sunscreen if you plan on chilling at the pool or attending outdoor events. Burn time will be around 15 minutes. Don’t forget to take your allergy meds because the ragweed pollen count is expected to be high!
If you plan on heading to the Alabama Gulf Coast this weekend for a last-minute summer vacation, plan for highs in the upper 80s with scattered storms possible mainly in the late afternoon and evening hours. The rip current threat will remain in the low-to-moderate range. Use caution if you plan on swimming along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Purple flags remain up at Orange Beach for the threat of jellyfish in the water. Water temperatures are around 86°F-87°F.
Next Big Thing: Scattered storms will be possible throughout next week with highs in the lower 90s and lows in the low to mid 70s. The extent of rain across the area will all depend on the actual weather pattern. Hopefully we will know more about the middle and end of next week over the next couple of days.
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