We're ending the workweek just like we began, hot with afternoon/evening storms. Storms are mainly over south Alabama but they do have the potential to shift north into more central areas. Rain activity will linger across parts of the state up until 9 pm. The development of outflow boundaries could carry storm activity later into the night, similar to what we saw last night. For areas that don't receive rainfall expect more of the same in regards to the heat. Dry areas will cool down at a snails pace as we go through the evening. Expect a nighttime low in the mid to upper 70s.
WEEKEND: Hot and humid conditions will carry through the weekend. Afternoon highs Saturday and Sunday will stretch into the mid to upper 90s. Humid conditions will keep heat index values at heat advisory criteria through Saturday until 9 PM. Each afternoon will also run the chance for isolated to scattered storms so don't put that umbrella away! This weekend will not be a washout just more of the same afternoon/evening storm activity we've been dealing with all week.
NEXT WEEK: As we work into Tuesday and the later half of the week we will see the upper level ridge weaken. This will open the door to a wider coverage of storms during the afternoon. The added rainfall will cool things down a bit next week. Sadly however it's not the cool down many of you are asking for. We'll pretty steamy with highs in the upper 90s each afternoon.
Vernon Turner, WSFA First Alert Meteorologist
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