Weather Blog: Sunny Summer solstice

Weather Blog: Sunny Summer solstice

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Happy first day of Summer (even though it has felt like Summer for the past several weeks now...). After a great Father's Day weekend, we are starting the new workweek and a new season, but what about a new weather pattern? This time of year it is extremely unlikely to see air temperatures fall below normal, so our only chance of relief from the heat is seeing lower dew points. I think a lot of us would appreciated it Mother Nature would keep the dry heat around for a few more days, and we may be lucky. Today's weather looks to be hot, but not super muggy; both heat and humidity will slowly build throughout the week...

Today: An upper level ridge along with an area of high pressure have both settle into place over the Southeast. This will result in minimal rain chances through the week and increasing temperatures. A north/northeasterly flow in the upper-levels of the atmosphere and easterly wind at the surface will both help reinforce drier air over central and southern portions of Alabama; dew points will continue to fall into the 50s during the day which will keep afternoon highs manageable. We are right on par with where we normally see temperatures this time of year: lows were in the mid/upper 60s this morning and highs will climb close to 90° by the afternoon. Overall it will be another hot day with plentiful sunshine, but there won't be too much moisture in the atmosphere - that means a dry heat is expected for many today.

Getting Warmer: The previously mentioned surface ridge and low-level easterly flow will break down by Tuesday, resulting in temperatures increasing slowly back into the low 90s throughout the week. We will have to monitor the potential for adding in a few minor rain chances, but I don't believe coverage will be overwhelming by any means. By Wednesday and through the remainder of the workweek expect temperatures to heat up efficiently into the mid 90s with some upper 90s not completely out of the question.

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