The hot weather got pushed south on Saturday, ending our heat wave at four days. Temperatures are going to be on the cool side Monday and Tuesday, with highs only in the low to mid 70s, as a high pressure system slowly sinks southward across the region. A line of showers is moving through the city at the moment but this should be the last significant rainfall for the next few days, though we could see a few isolated showers early in the week.

While Tuesday should remain mostly cloudy the sun should return on Wednesday, which is expected to be warmer as a weak ridge in the jet stream moves eastward from the Great Plains. Look for Wednesday to warm to near 80 degrees, which is several degrees cooler than normal for late July.

More normal temperatures will return later in the week, but to get there we will have to put up with higher humidity and a chance of showers. Highs should be in the mid 80s from Thursday through the weekend with showers and thunderstorms possible from Thursday night through Friday night with the best chance during the day on Friday as a strong short wave in the jet stream passes overhead. The extended forecast shows no return to hot weather for the next couple of weeks.