FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Highs should push into the low-to-mid 90s

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Highs should push into the low-to-mid 90s

(WAFF) - We're starting this morning with temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. There could be a few pockets of fog, especially in mountain valleys, but outside of that, skies should be mainly clear. With plenty of sunshine this morning, temperatures will warm up quickly.

Highs should push into the low-to-mid 90s with a southwest wind at 5-10 mph. Additional cloud cover will build for the afternoon, and scattered storms should develop. But, as the name implies, that activity will be hit-or-miss in nature.

Any storm that forms could become strong with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rain. Although we certainly could use more rain, chances go down for the middle of the week. Look for a few clouds overnight with lows dipping into the lower 70s.

We should see mostly sunny skies for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Both days will be hot with heat index values around 100° and actual highs in the mid-90s. Rain chances will remain slim across the area. Our weather does get more unsettled as we head into the weekend.

The storm chance goes back up starting Friday afternoon/evening, and chances continue increasing into Saturday. We should see a fair amount of cloud cover this weekend keeping highs closer to 90°. Several rounds of rain are possible Saturday and Sunday with the most widespread rain on Saturday.

The rain chance drops off as we begin the next work week. Temperatures will be getting hotter than with highs back into the mid-90s on Monday. You can track storms anytime with our Million Watt radar in your pocket. Just download the free WAFF First Alert weather app text APPS to 4-48-48 for links.