First Alert: Showers and storms likely through Thursday

Coverage of rain and storm activity will be elevated through Thursday
Amanda walks you through the forecast hour-by-hour!
Published: May. 16, 2023 at 5:33 AM CDT|Updated: May. 16, 2023 at 2:43 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Highs have warmed easily into the mid and upper 80s, and a few spots have even climbed to either side of 90° today... all that sunshine early combined with high humidity has once again started to fuel scattered showers and storms this afternoon, especially across western portions of Alabama. Coverage will be around 60%, so we expect more of our towns to see wet weather later today compared to the mostly dry afternoon we had yesterday.

The heat backs off a bit for the rest of the forecast thanks to a cold front moving through tomorrow. Temperatures will be in the lower and middle 80s each day starting tomorrow, which actually is a little bit below normal for mid-May!

That drop in temperatures doesn’t mean the rain and storms go away though. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are again likely to develop tomorrow and Thursday. We’re looking at coverage around 60% tomorrow and 50% for Thursday.

A mainly dry day is forecast on Friday under partly cloudy sky before another cold front brings some scattered showers and storms to the state on Saturday.

Coverage of rain and rumbles remains elevated, keeping temperature a bit cooler later this...
Coverage of rain and rumbles remains elevated, keeping temperature a bit cooler later this week...(WSFA 12 News)

Behind that front it looks drier and a little less humid for a few days.

Right now we’re thinking drier weather headlines the forecast Sunday and early next week with at least slightly lower levels of humidity. Temperatures will continue topping out in the 80s.

Lows will be at least a little nicer as well thanks to that slightly lower humidity. We are expecting overnight temperatures to fall into the lower to middle 60s for at least a few nights this weekend into next week. Unfortunately models have backed off on the chance of some upper 50s to return.

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