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Warming up with lower rain chances to end the week

Highs push 90 Friday and Saturday with dry conditions. Rain chances return next week.
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 5:15 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2021 at 10:29 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Friday and Saturday will be hot, humid and mainly dry. I suppose we can’t completely rule out a rogue shower or storm either day, but the odds are so low as to not warrant significant discussion.

Things change by early next week. A few isolated showers or storms will fire up Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening; these will be spotty, but as is usually the case this time of year, where it rains it could come down hard.

The coverage of rain goes up even more by Monday and Tuesday of next week, as a moisture-laden environment helps fuel more scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Those two days will also be quite muggy - welcome to October, huh?

Higher rain chance next week
Higher rain chance next week(WSFA 12 News)

If you’re looking for cooler, less muggy weather, we think some of that could arrive by the second half next week. It’s still too early to nail down specifics, but the overall pattern favors a change to less heat, less humidity and less rain by next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here’s hoping.

In the tropics, things are still quite active. Hurricane Sam remains a major hurricane as of this writing; it will pass east of Bermuda and stay over the open water of the north Atlantic Ocean. However, its large size and intensity will likely produce rough surf, big waves and some storm surge along the East Coast of the United States, from Florida’s Atlantic Coast all the way up through the Carolinas, mid-Atlantic and into New England.

Tropical Storm Victor will stay over the Atlantic, too. Like Sam, it is no direct threat to land. Hurricane season runs through the end of November, though, so we aren’t quite done yet.

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