Scott Young, News Editor
To those who dread the long and hot Alabama summers, relief may be on the way next week.
“If you’re tired of these hot temperatures, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel,” said the National Weather Service in Birmingham on Facebook. “Not a sure thing, but computer models starting to hint of a possible wx pattern change by week’s end.”
The National Weather Service said earlier this week that their computer models are indicating a cold front is set to pass through Alabama on Monday of next week, bringing with it much cooler air and a chance of showers.
“Cranky? Tired of the heat? Your time is coming; afternoon temperatures will be 20 degrees cooler next week,” said James Spann, an ABC 33/40 meterologist familiar to many Alabamians.
However, the high in Jacksonville is expected to remain in the upper 90’s for the remainder of the week, with temperatures dipping down in the 80’s over the weekend.
After the cold front passes, highs in Jacksonville next week are expected to be in the upper 70’s and low 80’s.
The cold front follows a week of record highs in the upper 90’s across the state of Alabama. Anniston reached a record high of 98 degrees on Monday, with the prior record being 94 degrees set in 1904.