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Cooler weather returns soon!

Rain chances up, temperatures down as August begins
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 4:47 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2021 at 5:16 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A much-welcome cold front is set to flip the pattern for Alabama - we’ll trend noticeably cooler and somewhat wetter as the work week begins. The coverage of rain will peak tonight and tomorrow, when numerous showers and thunderstorms will drop measurable rain on most of the state. It won’t rain on everyone, it won’t rain all day or night, but passing showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight and Monday.

A few of these storms could produce isolated pockets of damaging wind. Frequent lightning will also be a major concern - remember, if you can hear the thunder, you’re close enough to be hit by the lightning.

A cold front will bring better rain and storm chances late Sunday through Monday night. It also...
A cold front will bring better rain and storm chances late Sunday through Monday night. It also brings cooler air.(WSFA 12 News)

The good news? These showers and storms will usher in a cooler and slightly less muggy regime; afternoon highs will drop back into the upper 80s to lower 90s, and overnight lows could reach the upper 60s a few nights this week. Not bad for early August!

The coverage of rain will drop after Tuesday, but we won’t be able to completely end the chance of rain. The front will stall just south of us, leaving us close enough to kick off some occasional showers and thunderstorms Wednesday through the weekend.

One more hot day before rain chances build and bring down the heat a bit!
One more hot day before rain chances build and bring down the heat a bit!(WSFA 12 News)

In the tropics, things are relatively quiet as August begins. That’s fairly typical; even in busy seasons, most of the tropical systems form in August, September and the first half of October. So - so far, so good, but we aren’t done with hurricane season yet. We’ll be watching...

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