Today was the last of the 80 degree days for a while. Beginning tomorrow afternoon highs will soar into the 90s, giving us the hottest weather we’ve had this year. Today the afternoon high reached 85 degrees. That is right on the money for the average high for a June day.
Do note that while it’s nice to have sunny days for an outdoor music festivals, we are over 6 and half inches below average on rainfall. Needless to say we could use some rain, but that is not likely until next week.
The heat that has been in the plains states will spread east. That means we’ll add ten plus degrees to our afternoon highs over the weekend.
Tomorrow temperatures will be in the mid 90s, but the humidity won’t be excessive. That makes for the perfect conditions for ground level ozone to increase. An Air Quality Alert has been issued for tomorrow. It’s a code Orange Alert for sensitive groups. The bottom line is if you have breathing problems stay inside.
If you are planning to attend CMAFest or Bonnaroo make sure you prepare for the heat. Saturday will be the hottest day with the high in the upper 90s and increasing humidity, which will make it feel like 100 degrees. Sunday will be hot and humid too with a chance of a few isolated thunderstorms.
Here are some things to keep in mind to keep you, your friends, the kiddos and the dogs safe this weekend.
In a blog I wrote earlier this week, I listed the warning signs for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. You can find out more by clicking here.