Lower Rain Chances, Hotter Temperatures

FOR TONIGHT: The general coverage in the shower and storm activity will decrease and most of us should see some passing clouds after midnight. Expect a rather humid night and as overnight lows settle in the mid to upper 70s.

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: The trough over the state will continue to slide east overnight and that will allow for some ridging to develop over the state and means warmer air aloft moves in. This means the atmosphere will not be as conducive for shower and storm development these two days. Though rain chances will not be zero, what convection that develops will be isolated in nature. We are going to see hotter afternoon temperatures as well and mid to perhaps upper 90s are expected with a pretty decent amount of sunshine Thursday and Friday and heat index values will climb to over 100° these days and it is possible heat advisories may be issued for portions of Alabama.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Better rain chances highlight the weekend forecast as another trough will set up over the Southeast. This will provide an atmosphere that will be more favorable for the daily threat of showers and storms. Now it won’t rain all weekend, but rain will threaten from time to time, especially during the late morning, afternoon, and evening hours. If you have plans outside this weekend, rain could certainly impact them temporarily, but when it is not raining expect a partly sunny sky, with hot and very humid conditions. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, and overnight lows in the mid 70s.

INTO NEXT WEEK: The better than average rain chances will continue into the first few days of next week. After that, a fairly typical and standard mid-summer weather pattern is expected. Each day you can expect partly sunny, hot, humid day, with the risk of scattered, mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Afternoon highs will be in the lower to mid 90s, while nights will be fair and very muggy with 70s for lows.

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Have a great night!
Ryan

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