Central AL Forecast: Hot & Muggy 4th of July; More Afternoon Storms


More heat & humidity out there today as we head into Independence Day Weekend…high todya was 94° in Birmingham. We’ve seen a few afternoon summer storms as well, which should gradually dissipate as we head into the evening hours.

For the 4th of July Saturday, expecting scattered thunderstorms across most of the region….another Chances are good (60%)–please be wary of lightning strikes if you plan on spending the holiday outdoors. When thunder roars, GO INDOORS!

Still very HOT as well, but not abnormally hot for July–highs in the 90s, heat index close to 100°. Thankfully, these are the kind of storms that fade away after dark as the atmosphere cools down, so the chance of rain during any fireworks displays Saturday night is LOW.  Enjoy it!  Pattern looks to hold for Sunday as well.

For the early stages of next week’s forecast, the overall pattern looks to favor more wet weather than not.  A weak upper-level trough over our region should prolong our rain chances Monday through Wednesday–already cranking up those chances to 60%.  That should keep the summer heat at bay as highs remain in the upper 80s.

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