COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A low-end level 1/5 risk of severe storms is in effect for parts of the Chattahoochee Valley today. Storms could begin to push into our East Alabama counties as early as 6 PM and as late as 10 PM and will last for a few hours. A disturbance riding a cold front is causing unsettled weather to our north and west this morning, and as it pushes into our area this evening we could see some strong to severe storms. Main threats would be damaging winds, small hail, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours. Before the rain and storms, it will be mostly cloudy and hot across the valley with highs in the mid-90s for your Sunday.
As we move into next week, high pressure builds over our area and helps to dry us out a bit. Rain chances remain slim to none throughout most of next week, but with a lack of rain it will be hot, hot, hot! Highs next week range from the mid-to-upper 90s, and once humidity is factored in we could see heat index values in the triple digits in some spots.