First Alert: Tracking heat, humidity and isolated storm chances

The early summer feeling is here to stay for the better part of the next week.
Latest update to the First Alert forecast as we track rain chances, temps & changes to the humid factor.
Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 3:27 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 10:30 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The stretch of early June, seasonably hot weather continues… afternoon high temperatures are forecast to rise into the upper 80s to lower 90s each day through the end of the week and into the weekend ahead.

Pop-up showers and thunderstorms also remain in the forecast. While it does not rain all day and it will not rain for everyone, many will remain dry and warm.

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A few of the pop-up to isolated storms could be intense, with heavy rain, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Remember if you are outside and hear thunder roar, go indoors and wait out the storm, they are typically short lived this time of the year.

A *brief* change to the humid feeling is expected to arrive Friday and Saturday, all thanks to a frontal boundary that is forecast to move through the area on Thursday.

That “cool” front is forecast to bring a slight decrease in humidity, but also an uptick in shower and thunderstorm activity on Thursday. While still not overly widespread, showers and storms will be more prevalent Thursday than the past several days.

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Rain chances do look more limited on Friday and Saturday. With that being said, we are keeping low end rain chances in the First Alert forecast, mainly for South Alabama and locations closer to the Gulf Coast region.

High temperatures will still warm into the upper 80s to lower 90s Friday and Saturday, due to drier air being easier to heat up and cool down. The more noticeable change, to go along with the drop in humidity, will be overnight lows. Friday night will dip into the lower 60s, compared to the near 70 degree lows we have been seeing as of late, giving a crisp start to the weekend on Saturday morning.

This will be a short lived break from the humidity and cooler overnights. We are right back to the muggy feeling on Sunday with overnight lows warming into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

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Shower and storm activity also looks to be on the increase as we move into next week, as we are tracking the potential for several systems to dive into Alabama, keeping rain and storm activity in the forecast.

Temperatures remain on either side of 90 degrees this weekend and into the start of next week, under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

As always, remember to download the free WSFA 12 News First Alert Weather app. That way you can gain the latest weather information from the First Alert Weather Team wherever you go. Just search WSFA Weather in the Apple App Store or Google Play store today.