Alabama remains between a ridge of high pressure over the Western U.S. and another area of high pressure over Bermuda. This puts the lowest pressure over us and keeps the humidity high with a tropical air mass.

Thursday will have another round of scattered storms, although, these will be a bit more widely spaced. Every storm, large or small, will still have the possibility of producing heavy rain and frequent lightning. Highs will climb into the lower 90s with those feels like temps in the upper 90s to near 100.

Friday will have less rain with just a few pop-up afternoon storms. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and the heat index will be around 100-105°.

Weekend Outlook: Alabama will stay between the two ridges, so we will have more typical summer weather. Each day will be partly cloudy, hot and humid with scattered afternoon storms. There will be a better chance for storms on Sunday. High temperatures will be in the lower 90s and the heat index around 100-105°.

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical development is not expected in the next 5 days. This is due to strong wind shear in the Atlantic, and the dry dusty air coming off of Africa as it travels west across the Atlantic. As long as this pattern persists, we will continue to have some quiet tropics. We are about 1/3 of the way through the hurricane season, but do not put your guard down. Things can become active by the end of August.

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