Valleywx.com: Record Heat Expected Later This Week

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Thanks to a cold front that moved south across the Tennessee Valley overnight, drier and somewhat cooler air has filtered into the region, making for a much more pleasant and bearable Summer day. Temperatures at 1:00 pm are averaging near some 8-10 degrees lower than this time yesterday.  It is still hot, but the heat is not nearly as excessive as drier air will continue to filter in from the north this afternoon.  Below is a map of the current dewpoints as of 1:00 pm. Dewpoints will be in the 40s and 50s this afternoon, with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s.

Unfortunately this return to seasonable temperatures will be brief as a ridge of high pressure centered to our west expands and builds east into the southeastern United States.  Temperatures will still be bearable Wednesday, but temperatures will be a few degrees higher than yesterday, in the mid 90s.  By Thursday highs will warm in the upper 90s, with triple digits expected by Friday and into the weekend. Below is a list of the record high temperatures and date they were set for both Huntsville and Muscles Shoals for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Read more details on our weather blog, Valleywx.com.