FIRST ALERT: Storms around during the afternoon commute this week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - After a stormy afternoon, we are still tracking some lingering light to moderate rainfall closer to I-85 on our First Alert AccuTrack though, but thunder and lightning have mostly faded away. Our southeast counties will stand a better chance of seeing isolated showers overnight, otherwise the rest of us will be dry under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. We have a First Alert for areas of fog developing for the morning commute on Monday, especially in those spots that received decent rainfall today. Temperatures will start off mild in the 70s with humidity running high.
An unsettled summer weather pattern will dominate our forecast over the next several days. Though each day will still run seasonably hot and humid, scattered showers and storms will develop each afternoon under a partly sunny sky. We have at least a 50-60% coverage of rain and storms around through Thursday. These storms will be capable of producing heavy downpours, frequent lightning, gusty winds, and small hail -- the typical summertime threats. Make sure you check in on the WBRC First Alert Weather app for updates on any storms around. Not a bad idea for the kids to have the umbrella or rain jacket in tow when starting back to school this week! When cooling thundershowers aren’t around, highs will top out in the upper 80s and low 90s with feels-like temperatures in at least the upper 90s.
NEXT BIG THING: A cool front sliding into the Southeast on Friday will usher in a dose of drier air (at least by summer standards) as we head into the weekend. Though afternoon highs will still climb into the upper 80s and low 90s, mornings will be slightly more pleasant with temperatures falling into the 60s! The mugginess will also go down a touch. Not quite fall vibes just yet, but a little reprieve from the more unbearable humidity we know all too well in the summer months. Rain chances will drop from 30% on Friday to 10-20% over the weekend under a partly cloudy sky.
TROPICS: A disturbance moving off of the west coast of Africa still has a medium chance of development over the next 5 days as it moves westward across the Atlantic Ocean. We have also been seeing hints of some tropical mischief possible closer to home over the next week or so. Neither of these are a guarantee at this time, but we’ll keep a close watch on any signs of life in the days ahead.
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