FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Scattered storms to develop Wednesday afternoon

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Scattered storms to develop Wednesday afternoon

(WAFF) - Skies are mainly clear this morning, and it's another warm and muggy start to the day. Temperatures are generally in the mid-70s and should warm up quickly.  Clouds will increase as we head into the afternoon, and it should be a few degrees cooler compared to recent days.

That said, highs should still make it into the lower 90s with a heat index close to 100°. Scattered storms will develop this afternoon, but that activity will be hit-or-miss.

So while I do expect more storm coverage compared to previous days this week, there will still be many that remain dry. Better rain chances arrive in the not too distant future. Skies will stay partly cloudy tonight with lows in the low/mid-70s.

We'll see more cloud cover throughout Thursday as scattered showers and storms move into the Valley. There could already be isolated rain around for the morning drive, but chances are higher later in the day. While it won't be pouring all day long, several rounds of showers are possible.

Temperatures will be held in check by this unsettled weather and highs should stay in the 80s. Look for more of the same on Friday. Rain totals across the Valley Thu/Fri look to be around 0.5-1".

Storm coverage will decrease over the weekend, but scattered activity can still be expected mainly during the afternoon/evening. Highs will push back to around 90°.

While I wouldn't characterize either Saturday or Sunday as a washout, extended delays in outdoor plans due to rain or lightning are possible.  Keep checking back for the latest forecast.