Bye bye Barry, hello (again) heat!

Tropical moisture moves out, heat moves back in

Amanda: Monday afternoon update

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Over the weekend, Barry made landfall as a low-end Category 1 Hurricane; as of this afternoon, it is a Post Tropical Cyclone. This means our overall weather pattern won’t be influence by this system for that much longer... says goodbye to slightly cooler, cloudier days with rain and say hello to the return of hot temps and elevated humidity!

We’ll continue to see scattered showers and storms this afternoon, and most of that is associated with the remnants of Barry. Where it didn’t rain today, it felt like a typical mid-July day with highs that climbed into the low/mid 90s.

Rain chances will start to go down a bit as we head through the evening and into the rest of the workweek. High pressure will build back in around the Deep South, and that means a couple of things: more sunshine, hotter temperatures and only a few rogue showers to cool us off.

It’s like we didn’t skip a beat, because by Tuesday afternoon we will see highs spike into the middle 90s, and that’s where they will likely stay as we head through the rest of the workweek. If that isn’t hot enough for you, we won’t be seeing a drop in dew points, so heat index values easily surge back close to the triple digit mark; some spots may be flirting with 105°+ heat indices by the end of the week.

The tropics has been a big topic of conversation, but it won’t be now through the weekend; there are no active areas of concern to talk about right now, but of course if that changes we will give you a First Alert heads up!

7 day forecast
7 day forecast (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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