July heat comes back!

Thanks to the third cold front this month, drier air is moving in so we shouldn’t see any more rain for the rest of the week. However, dry air heats up fast, especially in July and as an upper-level ridge of high pressure builds in we’ll see a return of 90 degree heat this weekend. It’s been almost two weeks since we’ve seen several days in a row of high heat, so get ready for it. Then, something astonishing will happen – a fourth and final cold front for the month arrives late Monday, first sparking storms, then delivering a refreshing end to the month. Once again, we may flirt with records lows by Wednesday morning.

Overnight, skies remain clear and temperatures will range from the mid to upper 60s north of town to around 70° in Birmingham. Friday begins with sunny skies and a mild feel. Temperatures quickly heat up during the afternoon to near 90°, but it won’t feel very humid. Pleasant Friday night under fair skies with lows again in the upper 60s. Saturday feels like July, hotter with highs in the low 90s, but it could feel hotter with added humidity. Sunday brings back some clouds and in the midst of the heat, a few showers and storms may fire with highs in the low 90s. Partly cloudy Monday with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon, highs near 90. Drier and milder by Tuesday with highs only in the mid 80s!

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