Good Monday evening, everyone. We kept things pretty quiet under partly to mostly sunny skies for today as the new work week got underway. While it looked nice, we did see temperatures heat up a little bit compared to Sunday. After seeing highs near 90° the other day, it was good to have lows drop back near 60° this morning. While the slightly drier air stayed in place and kept it from feeling any hotter than the actual air temperatures today, we did see highs climb back into the lower 90s this afternoon.
Looking at our weather setup, we don’t see any big systems coming into play. While the surface setup may show a stationary front to our south and a weak cold front to our north, this is a very weak front that isn’t bringing any cooler air our way soon or any decent rain chances.
Upstairs, our weather is still under the control of an upper-level ridge centered over the Colorado/New Mexico border. This is what will keep us hot for the rest of the week while any big storm systems mainly skirt around the ridge. Every now and again, a weak wave will come around the ridge near us and try to give us some isolated t-storm chances.
We don’t see any rain chances coming our way for Tuesday. With the ridge in control, we’ll start mild and mostly sunny in the morning with lows in the middle 60s across the area.
With the slightly drier air still in place, we’ll waste no time heating up once again throughout the day under mostly sunny skies and a light northeasterly breeze. After we start the afternoon out with temperatures in the middle 80s, we’ll have highs back in the lower 90s across much of the area.
With just a slight bump in the humidity for Tuesday, it may feel like the middle 90s across the area once we hit the middle of the afternoon.
For Wednesday through Friday, we’ll be watching out for a few weak waves that’ll try to ride around the edge of our ridge and head our way. That may bring a slight chance for a few isolated t-storms for this stretch. For the most part, most areas will stay dry as highs will climb back into the middle 90s. With the increase in the humidity, it will feel closer to 100° for each afternoon.
Once we get to Saturday and early next week, an upper-level wave working into the Great Lakes will start to bring a cold front our way. Couple that with more moisture from the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical system starts to brew, that combination will bring in the better chances for some scattered t-storms by Saturday and into early next week. When that change in the weather takes hold, we’ll try to cool down a little bit with highs in the lower 90s.
Doug has you covered with the long range forecast for the next few weeks down below. Have a good night and a great Tuesday!
June 22nd-26th: The heat returns early in the week with scattered thunderstorms from Tuesday through Saturday. We will cool down a bit for the weekend.
June 27th-July 3rd: Heating up this week with mainly hot temperatures. Scattered thunderstorms as we work into the holiday weekend.