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Wes: Stay weather alert for more areas of rain and storms on Monday

Source: WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –

A few isolated showers will continue to impact central and eastern counties through midnight. The general motion of this wet weather is east-southeast. I can’t rule out an isolated heavier downpour or rumble of thunder past midnight. Temperatures and dew points remain high tonight and this will make for extremely muggy conditions. We are tracking another cluster of rain and storms associated with a disturbance to the northwest over Arkansas. It is possible this system could enhance our rain chances or perhaps lead to something a bit more organized tomorrow. I wouldn’t cancel any pool or lake plans at this time but stay weather alert. Also, have a plan in place and be prepared for possible delays due to passing storms. Some storms may be strong with gusty 40 to 50 winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Be sure to download our FREE WBRC First Alert Weather App for lightning and precipitation alerts.

FOURTH OF JULY: Rain chances for the Fourth of July will remain a bit higher than average for this time of the year. I still expect some nice breaks, with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Highs will be nearing 90° in the afternoon. The risk for a passing storm or shower will be in place all day, although chances will be highest in the afternoon. Any scattered storms or showers that linger after sunset should gradually dissipate. So we should be in fine shape for the big “Thunder on the Mountain” show Tuesday night.

REST OF THE WEEK AND WEEKEND: Rain chances should back off a bit on Wednesday and this will allow temperatures to top 90° in some areas. I still can’t rule out an afternoon storm or shower. Thursday looks to be much wetter, with an increase in the number of storms and showers, especially after lunchtime. I’m still seeing the possibility of a cool front reaching the state late in the week. Now it looks like the front will arrive next weekend. So we will keep the chance of rain in the forecast through next Sunday. Hopefully, this front will be strong enough to push through our area because that would bring some less humid weather. I will have updates beginning at 9 PM tonight on WBRC.

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