First Alert: Hot & humid, with daily storm chances

Each day brings widely isolated to scattered shower and thunderstorms
Remaining hot & humid, with daily storm chances in the First Alert forecast. See the new update now.
Published: May. 11, 2023 at 5:58 AM CDT|Updated: May. 11, 2023 at 7:09 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - More summerlike weather is in store through the end of the week. High temperatures will climb into in the upper 80s now through Friday and the humid factor will stay put, making it feel a bit warmer to be outside. Skies will remain partly to mainly cloudy through the next several days, and daily rain and storm chances remain in the First Alert forecast.

That daily heat and humidity will lead to the chance for showers and thunderstorms through this afternoon and into tonight, with storm chances continuing again for Friday. Typical of summertime, the showers will be widely scattered to isolated in nature. The highest coverage of rain and storms today, is forecast to be between 6 p.m. this evening through 1 o’clock in the morning. Like today, the heat and humidity will provide more opportunities for showers and storms Friday, mainly in the afternoon and evening timeframe.

WSFA 12 First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

We’re giving you a FIRST ALERT that heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds, and small hail, are possible in the most intense storms cells that form each day. Typical of a summertime pattern, the heat and humidity can intensify storms, something we have see the past few days and that potential will continue over the course of the next week.

Rain coverage will lower in time for Mother’s Day weekend, with only hit-or-miss showers possible both Saturday and Sunday. Due to the lower rain chances, temperatures will soar to around 90 degrees on Saturday and into the lower 90s on Sunday. The humidity will combine with the hot temperatures and lead to heat index values in the middle 90s by Mother’s day on Sunday.

WSFA 12 First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

Heading into next week things are forecast to remain summerlike with temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s. The heat and humidity, along with pulses of storm energy moving in our direction, will keep widely scattered rain and storm chances in the forecast for the start of the work and school week next week.

With that being said, the two main long-range forecast models do diverge a bit for the middle of next week. One forecast model keeps rain and storm chances through midweek, while the other pushes a cold front across the region, limiting to completely pushing out the rain and storm potential. We will continue to adjust the forecast with the latest information, so don’t be surprised if temperatures and rain chances, especially for Tuesday and Wednesday, change a bit as we move closer to next week.

WSFA 12 First Alert Forecast
WSFA 12 First Alert Forecast(WSFA 12 News)

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