Better Rain Chances Ahead

MONDAY-TUESDAY: We will begin to see a change in our weather pattern for the new work week, and most importantly those changes involve better rain chances and slightly cooler temperatures. The upper-ridge will retrograde back to the west and that will allow and upper low to move from southern Canada and into the Great Lakes Monday. This begins the process of initiating a pattern change that will end up with a trough over the eastern part of the U.S. Monday that big upper low will drag a surface front down into Ohio and Tennessee River Valleys and boost the chances for showers and thunderstorms especially just to our north. That front slowly sags into Central Alabama on Tuesday bringing our best chances for numerous showers and thunderstorms. With the additional clouds, and the presence of more showers and storms, we are forecasting highs back into the lower 90s.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY: Rain chances decrease for the second half of the week, but there is still enough of a chance to mention rain in the forecast these days. By late Wednesday and Thursday the upper trough along with a surface high positioned over the Midwest should bring a nice break in the heat and humidity with dew points falling off nicely to around 60 and that will certainly help it feel nice with highs holding in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND: July starts Friday, and we will be rolling into the Independence Day holiday weekend. As we head into that weekend, the upper air pattern is expected to remain with a trough over the eastern U.S. and a ridge over the Desert Southwest. There is a potential to see some short waves rotating through this trough, so we may see the potential for isolated showers and storms returning as we begin to warm back up again with highs by Saturday in the lower 90s. This upper trough sticks with us through the 4th of July, but after that, the pattern slowly changes once again as a large upper ridge reestablishes itself over the Southeast U.S. This signals a return to hot and mostly dry weather from the 5th through the 10th of July.

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