FIRST TO ALERT: Hump Day running a little hotter with less thund - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

FIRST TO ALERT: Hump Day running a little hotter with less thunderstorms in the mix.

(Source: WTVM Storm Team 9) (Source: WTVM Storm Team 9)

(WTVM) - Despite what abundant cloud cover may suggest this morning, more sunshine looks to break through this afternoon, boosting afternoon highs to near 90. Of course, it will feel a few degrees warmer, thanks to the muggy air in place.

Though humidity sticks around for the long haul, the pattern changes a bit over the weekend as a ridge of high pressure builds in over the Southeast. For the remainder of the work week, rain coverage will stay at 40-60%, but drop to 30% by Saturday and into next week. With a decrease in thunderstorm chances and a shift to a drier pattern, weekend afternoons will run hot, with highs climbing into the low 90s.

In the meantime, the late afternoon and early evening hours still look like our prime time for seeing thunderstorms develop. Never hurts to have the umbrella nearby during summertime in the South!

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