Monday, June 24 Morning Forecast Discussion

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A squall line to our west is slowly sliding to the south and east, and it should arrive in our area as we head towards sunrise and could take most of the morning hours to exit our area. The squall line will be weakening as it gets here, so nothing more than a strong storm or two is currently expected with the line as it arrives. Once it passes, we will see mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the day. The line should stabilize our atmosphere enough, combined with highs likely not getting out of the 80s, to keep rain away from the afternoon and evening hours.

Today is our best chance at rain over the course of the next week as high pressure rebuilds into the area and prevents us from seeing more than pop-up storms each afternoon and evening. While it is possible a thunderstorm complex or two could race southeastward from our northwest early in the week, that will have to be a daily examination as models currently do not agree on this solution and winds aloft will likely shunt any such complex into central and eastern Alabama.

Highs will be cooler than we have seen this weekend as highs should remain mainly in the lower 90s through the upcoming week with lows in the lower to middle 70s as opposed to near 80. Highs should warm back into the middle 90s as we close out the month of June and heat into July. Heat index values through the week should remain just shy of 100.