The July heat wave ended a month ago tomorrow. Since then the temperature has been running nearly three degrees cooler than average and we've only seen a handful warmer than normal days. In a reverse of that trend, warm weather will return for a few days this week. A big high pressure system centered off the Carolina coast is going to push warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico this way through Wednesday. or this afternoon we'll have mostly cloudy skies and a high around 80 degrees. The Weather Service is calling for a slight chance of showers but we're not all that confident the rain will reach here.

The surface high will combine with a bulge in the jet stream to bring some heat tomorrow. Look for Tuesday to warm into the upper 80s. With that upper level ridge we'll have sunny skies tomorrow. More of the same is expected on Wednesday as the thermometer will creep up to near 90 degrees. Thursday will still be sunny but won't be quite as warm.

A cold front passage might cause a shower or two late Thursday night, but Friday should still be clear and warm with a high in the mid 80s. The weekend is looking only slightly cooler with Saturday and Sunday highs currently expected to be in the low 80s under a mix of sun and clouds.