FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Temperatures to warm quickly with a mix of sun and clouds

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Temperatures to warm quickly with a mix of sun and clouds

(WAFF) - Still warm and muggy this morning with readings in the low/mid-70s. Rain showers are ongoing across west-central AL this morning, and most of that activity will stay south of the Valley.  A few isolated showers aren't out of the question locally, however.

Temperatures will warm quickly with a mix of sun and clouds. Look for highs to push into the lower 90s this afternoon with heat indices in the upper 90s.  Scattered storms should develop later today, but those storms will be hit-or-miss in nature like the last few afternoons.

Locally heavy downpours and frequent lightning can be expected with any storm, but not everyone will see rain today. Storms should fade away this evening, and we're in store for another warm/muggy night.

We'll see partly cloudy skies Thursday with a lower chance for storms. It should be a hotter afternoon with highs into the mid-90s. The heat index may top 100° Thursday afternoon with only isolated storms popping up to provide some temporary relief from the heat. Make sure you're staying hydrated if you're working outside.

Friday will be another hot one, but a weak cold front should push through the Valley over the course of the day. Only an isolated storm is expected, but the front should bring about a drop in humidity for the weekend.

Highs will also be a few degrees cooler topping out in the upper 80s this weekend. You'll notice a bigger difference at night with lows falling into the mid-60s for a few nights. We'll be dry over the weekend and into the start of the work week. Look for the heat and humidity to return next week.