Happy first day of summer! Not like it hasn’t felt like it already, but the official start of summer is marked by the solstice at 10:54 this morning. It will also feel a lot like Alabama summer too, with highs in the low and mid 90s this afternoon. With the humidity, some spots will feel like the upper 90s and near 100. With all the heat and humidity, an isolated storm or two can’t be ruled out, but rain chances look pretty low.
The weekend ahead will feature more of the same. There may be a few more chances for storms on Saturday, but mainly we’ll see the mercury climb and humidity stay in place. You’ll really have to make sure and protect yourself from the heat this weekend as more spots approach the triple digit mark with the heat and humidity. Rain chances Saturday look to be around 30% while Sunday will be closer to 20%.
The pattern changes somewhat on Monday and Tuesday as the ridge that keeps us dry this weekend starts to break down and upper level support for showers and storms moves in. Right now it’s too early to tell how much of an increase in rain coverage we might see, so we’ll stick to the scattered rain chances (40-50%).