After an unusually temperate July in the Chattahoochee Valley, August is shaping up to be more of what we would normally expect this time of the year, according to WRBL Chief Meteorologist Bob Jeswald.
“July was unusually cool,” Jeswald said. “We had a record low on the 17th, then another record low last week and came very close to two more records. Those events, coupled with cool fronts and the rain we had, made it certainly one of the coolest Julys on record.”
August so far is getting back to normal for this time of the year in this part of the country.
“This week the heat is coming back.” Jeswald said. “We’re going to see highs in the mid-90s, which is what we’d expect this time of the year. It’s very August-like weather that we often call the doldrums or the dog days of summer.”
The high temperatures today through Thursday should be in the mid-90s, Jeswald said, dropping down to the low-90s later in the week and through the weekend. Overnight lows should stay fairly constant in the low- to mid-70s.
A cool front is expected to come into the region this weekend, but it will likely weaken before it brings a lot of relief, he said. The area can expect isolated thunderstorms this week and next.
Hurricane Bertha is in the Atlantic and is currently running parallel to the coast, so it’s not expected to have any impact on our weather or even on the coast’s weather.