The official start of summer is only a week away, and already the heat and humidity is here!
A strong flow of air from the south will bring some of the hot, muggy air of the Gulf into Alabama. That will lead to warmer mornings, hotter afternoons, and a steady rise in humidity on Father’s Day and for the week leading into the official start of summer.
Sunday morning will start off fairly dry and mild, but the humidity will be climbing and the added moisture will contribute to a slim chance of an afternoon storm. Storms will be isolated enough that most of us will get through Father’s Day dry. Unfortunately where storms do develop, they could get strong with gusty winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Be prepared to head inside if a storm develops nearby so you can wait out the rain. Summertime storms like this tend to pass by quickly, so once the rain clears out you can go back to your day!
Otherwise it just keeps getting hotter and slightly more humid; highs Sunday will approach 90, with ‘feels like’ temperatures in the mid 90s.
We’ll stay under the influence of moist southerly air during the upcoming work week too, which will contribute to rising storm chances each day. Several storm systems will pass by to our north throughout next week, and as more moisture builds over Alabama the chance that some of the storms will make it into Alabama increases too. The best chance at scattered rain and storms – at this point – looks to come in the Wednesday-Friday timeframe.