Below-average temperatures this week for the South & Southeast

A rare July cold front has snuck south into the South & Southeast, triggering showers and thunderstorms. The uptick in the showers and storms will lead to a relatively cool week. Temperatures will run 5 to 10 degrees below average at times with the coolest temperatures existing through mid-week. Temperatures will warm a few degrees, still running below average, by the end of the week.

Temperature departure from average

Again, temperatures won’t be cold, but we will take below-average temperatures in late July anytime. The cooler temperatures are not due to colder air behind the cold front (there is none) but from the uptick in showers and storm coverage with the front.

The showers and storms will produce heavy rain through mid-week. 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with isolated 5-inch amounts. This will lead to areas of flash flooding across the South & Southeast.

Rainfall forecast