August Begins Humid with Scattered Storms
RAIN CHANCES PEAK FRIDAY, WEEKEND RAIN CHANCE AS WELL
As we turn the calendar to the eighth month of the year, Mother Nature reminds us we are very much in the throes of summer today with heat, accompanying humidity, and scattered showers and thunderstorms. The storms will be most numerous in the heat of the day during the late afternoon and early evening, but with a front close by in northern Alabama, some of the showers and storms may linger longer into the night than typical. Highs will be in the lower 90s north and west of Columbus to the middle 90s in the south and east parts of our viewing area near Ellaville and Americus as rain chances will be slightly lower there. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid 70s.
Rain chances will increase into the 50-60% range tomorrow as the frontal boundary approaches the area and stalls. There will still be several hours of sunshine between the rainfall, so outdoor plans merely need a backup as opposed to being cancelled. The weekend will see scattered showers and thunderstorms, but again, there will be peeks of sunshine throughout the day, so outdoor plans just need a plan B in case of rain. Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s with lows in the 70-75 degree range each morning through next week.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker