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Warm, mainly dry weekend for Alabama

Humidity, scattered storms return next week
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 4:38 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 11:41 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - What a change a day can make! Cooler and noticeably less muggy air pushed into the state yesterday, and it’s set to hang around through Saturday.

We actually dipped to 58 degrees this morning, which is the coolest temperature we’ve seen since May 31st! Sunshine has dominated and will continue to dominate today. Highs will reach the mid-80s.

Temperatures will fall from the low 80s around 6pm into the upper 60s and low 70s by 10pm. That means you may want to consider some long sleeves and long pants for those high school football games and other evening plans.

Rain chances return next week, but no one day should bring widespread rain.
Rain chances return next week, but no one day should bring widespread rain.(WSFA 12 News)

Another night in the 60s is in store tonight under mainly clear skies. Give that A/C another night off after working so hard all summer long!

Mostly sunny skies are expected Saturday and partly cloudy skies are in the cards Sunday. The humidity will return to a noticeably muggy level on Sunday, which is why skies will feature some additional clouds. High temps will be in the upper 80s on Saturday and in the lower 90s come Sunday.

An increase in moisture arrives early next week, supporting at least isolated shower and storm...
An increase in moisture arrives early next week, supporting at least isolated shower and storm chances each day.(WSFA 12 News)

The humidity will stick around through next week, but it won’t be the top-of-the-scale mugginess we are used to during the summer months. Dew points are forecast to head back into the middle and upper 60s.

This, combined with moisture north of a tropical system in the western Gulf of Mexico, will result in a return of daily chances for showers and thunderstorms. Rain chances Monday through Thursday are running around 30-40%. It’s possible those will be adjusted a bit as we learn more about our system in the Gulf.

Humidity returns Sunday as we enter the muggy category again.
Humidity returns Sunday as we enter the muggy category again.(WSFA 12 News)

Temperatures will come down a touch from the lower 90s on Monday to the middle and upper 80s for the remainder of the week. That’s directly related to the increased rain chances.

Overnight lows will come back up into the lower 70s.

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