Typically during the summer months the jet stream shifts northward and hangs out across the northern part of the U.S. with not many dips southward. That's why it's usually very hot and humid with little change in Alabama but that has not been the case this summer and certainly won't be during the week ahead.
The jet stream takes a dive southward on Monday sending a cold front in our direction. There's a small chance for rain and a likely cool down to follow that will be long lasting as the pattern persists all week.
It's going to be a hot weekend with highs in the lower and middle 90s. Once the front swings through a much cooler and drier air mass filters in with lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s beginning on Tuesday. Record lows are in jeopardy by Wednesday morning. The previous record in Birmingham is 61° set in 1994.
So perhaps our electric bill will be a little lower after the week ahead but maybe not our water bill. The chance for rain is low and so you'll have to continue to plan on watering your lawn and garden. No rain in the forecast today and most of Sunday. Chances increase from north to south on Sunday night into Monday morning.
That's the scoop! We sure have been lucky this summer with all of these cool downs! Have a great weekend!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist