07/16 – Brantly’s “Mix of Sun, Clouds, and Showers” Thursday Morning Forecast
Showers and storms will once again be spreading inland throughout the day on Thursday, but the main focus will be placed on coastal Mississippi and Alabama today as our current pattern is supporting the thunderstorm activity across the coast and out over the north central gulf of Mexico.
Temperatures on Thursday will continue to run a few degrees cooler than recent days, thanks in large part to the increase in shower and thunderstorm coverage. Highs on Thursday are expected to reach into the lower 90s over most interior locations, but upper 80s along the coast. This will again keep heat index values below the criteria for a heat advisory, with real-feel temperatures today mainly in the 100 to 105 degree range. That said, a few locations near the coast could see heat index values briefly reach as high as 108 degrees during the mid or late morning hours before thunderstorms cool things off.
Conditions will remain favorable for waterspouts. Some dry air will provide a lid on most activity Friday but it won’t keep some showers and thunderstorms from developing. It will just take a few hours more of heating to accomplish this. This pattern will continue Friday through the weekend with mostly sunny skies, near-normal temperatures in the lower 90s during the day and mid 70s overnight, with a chance for pop-up showers and storms in the afternoon.