As the end of July approaches, temperatures look to drop into the 70s and 80s, with some precipitation mid-week.

A warmer pattern is still on the rise with a drier forecast through Aug. 1.

“It looks like we’re slowly trending to a little bit more of a drier pattern according to the climate outlook, but still on the warm side,” National Weather Service Technician Rick Krolack said.

Monday night is expected to be clear with a low around 54 degrees and a north wind of 5 to 9 mph, then calm after midnight. Tuesday is anticipated to be sunny with a high near 87 degrees and a light south wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tuesday night, the temperature is expected to drop to around 58 degrees and the night looks partly cloudy with a southeast wind of 7 to 10 mph.

Temperatures will remain in the 70s and 80s compared to last week’s heat wave, Krolack noted. Weather will be dry until Wednesday.

For Wednesday, there is a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon; the day will be partly sunny with a high near 84 degrees and a southeast wind of 7 to 11 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Wednesday evening, a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms remains until midnight and winds could gust as high as 20 mph; the night is expected to be mostly cloudy with a low around 57 degrees with an east wind of 6 to 11 mph becoming light southeast after midnight.

For the remainder of the week, temperatures look to stay in the 80s, Krolack said. Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny and a high of 86 degrees with a southeast wind of 3 to 7 mph. Thursday night, partly cloudy with a low of 59 and a southeast wind around 7 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Friday ranges up to 87 degrees and mostly sunny with a southwest wind of 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Friday evening looks mostly clear with a low of 58 degrees and an east wind of 6 to 9 mph.

For Saturday, Aug. 1, temperatures may rise to 87 degrees with an east wind of 6 to 14 mph. Saturday night looks mostly clear with a low around 58 degrees and a southeast wind of 8 to 14 mph.

“The overall big picture looking at that first week of August looks like we’re leaning toward above normal temperatures but drier,” Krolack said, adding that people should practice excessive-heat precautions, drink plenty of water and to always check the backseat of their vehicles to make sure no pets and children are left alone.