Montgomery tied a record high temperature yesterday that was first set back in 1931. A blob of hot, dry air helped temperatures climb to 98 in the capital city and that same air mass is present today. With that being said expect another hot day where temperatures will easily reach into the mid 90s. Due to 60 degree dewpoints the heat index or feel like temperature will be in the upper 90s. Isolated storms will be in the realm of possibility this afternoon due to heating through the day. Most will not see rain activity but we have to account for heating to develop pop up hit-or-miss.
A cold front that we have been watching move through the nation's central state for the past couple of days will finally arrive to the Deep South region tomorrow. The proximity of the front will ramp up moisture flow thanks to a strong southerly wind flow out ahead of the frontal boundary. Monday will start of bright and sunny but as clouds build we'll have a more partly cloudy setting. To account for the increase in moisture we'll bump rain coverage to 30%, so expect isolated to scattered showers and storms during the afternoon.Temperatures will still be above average in the 90s but some areas will get some relief from the heat due to developing storms.
The front will continue to dive south Tuesday, moving the prime area for rainfall over southeast Alabama. This cold front will move through the state pretty quickly and it appears we could begin to feel the cooler and much drier air behind the front as early as Tuesday night. Highs for the remaining days of the upcoming workweek will be in the mid 80s which is average for this time of year. Overnight lows will be at or just slightly below normal levels in the mid to upper 50s.
Vernon Turner, WSFA First Alert Meteorologist
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