Just one more day stands in between the Tennessee Valley and a welcomed change in the weather pattern as cooler, drier air replaces the muggy swamp we’ve experienced for the past few weeks.
A legitimate cold front will move through Alabama on Monday, bringing more scattered showers and thunderstorms with it. The front will take all day Monday to make its way through the Tennessee Valley, keeping areas of rain and storms around all day.
The cold front will add an extra boost of energy to storms that develop on Monday, creating the potential for more frequent lightning and gusty winds in the stronger storms.
Rainfall will be heavy at times, and some storms could drop impressive amounts of rain (1″-2″ within an hour) over some communities. Be aware that localized flash flooding will be possible again where these storms set-up.
The storm threat will die down after sunset Monday, but some lingering showers will be possible all the way through Tuesday morning.
Behind Tuesday morning’s rain though, drier and slightly cooler air will filter in!
A Break From Summer’s Heat: It won’t quite feel like autumn this week, but it is going to feel much more comfortable than what we typically get in the middle of July! A northerly wind will usher in cooler and drier air throughout the day on Tuesday, thinning out the humidity and dropping our temperatures.
Morning lows will be especially nice this week, falling into the 60s near sunrise on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! With clear skies and light winds, some fog will likely develop in valley regions and near riverbeds these mornings too.
Then by the afternoon hours, we’ll get more sunshine with highs in the 80s through midweek; by the way, the humidity will be too low for us to have to deal with a heat index or apparent temperatures!
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