Hazy, hot and humid weather will last through much of the weekend, until a better chance of storms FINALLY cracks the heat wave late Sunday.
We won’t cool off much tonight, only dropping to the the mid to upper 70s by early Saturday morning:
Then we’ll hit the mid to upper 90s again in the afternoon:
And the heat index will hover around 105° again too:
The Heat Advisory continues through Saturday evening:
Common sense, y’all: don’t overdo it in the heat, stay hydrated, find some A/C when you can. Make sure your pets have plenty of cool water as well!
The expiration of the heat advisory doesn’t mean that Sunday will be comfortable…far from it! High temperatures Sunday will still reach the low to mid 90s before that chance of thunderstorms develops:
The most-likely time frame for Sunday’s storms looks to be in the afternoon and evening — this is just one version of one forecast model, but it looks reasonable:
A few storms could be strong, but our severe weather threat looks borderline at this point. The Storm Prediction Center has included just the northeast corner of the Midstate in a “Marginal Risk” (level 1 of 5) for severe thunderstorms:
The unsettled weather pattern will continue through most of next week, with northwesterly flow in the upper levels of the atmosphere sending little ripples in our direction. That means a chance of storms each day, but plenty of breaks between those storms as well…it’s a notoriously hard-to-predict weather pattern:
The pattern change will keep temperatures near normal, right around 90° for highs, with lows in the low 70s:
Last batch of nerd-links for the week…these will be a Wednesday-Thursday-Friday thing now, since that’s when I’ll be working.
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