Storms will be fewer in number across the area today, despite a stalled front across central Alabama. Still, though, some spotty, random storms will be around this afternoon & this evening. A little more sunshine today will allow highs near 93° with a heat index 100-105.
Future Radar shows storms will not be quite as numerous today, allowing more sun. With extremely high dewpoints, the heat index will be excessive.
Tomorrow the stalled front will begin to edge northward as a warm front. With extremely high moisture levels, the stage is set for scattered to numerous PM storms again.
THE WEEK AHEAD: The better rain chances will be early in the week. Later in the week, as high pressure tries to build above us, the number of storms may thin out a bit, especially Wednesday & Thursday, but with extremely high dewpoints, in the mid & upper 70’s, scattered storms will remain in the forecast, and the heat index will edge into triple digits. No relief in sight.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8 TO BECOME GERT: Tropical depression 8, formed Saturday night and is likely to become Tropical Storm Gert today. The good news is, Gert is likely to curve into the open Atlantic. Stay tuned. There are signals the tropics could be quite active indeed from Mid August through at least the end of September.
I will have you a complete video briefing for you first thing in the morning, posted by about 4:45AM. Have a great Sunday. I’m going to check out the Montgomery Planetarium Eclipse presentation today at 2PM. We are 8 days away from the Great Solar Eclipse. Admission is $6.50. They also have a show, each day Monday through Friday at 4PM.