Good late Friday morning, everyone. We did have our round of showers and some t-storms this morning to start the day out. Fortunately, we didn’t see anything too strong or severe with our rain chances. In terms of rain amounts, the entire area averaged out to half an inch of rain. While many of us saw between a tenth and half an inch the heaviest rain up to 2 inches skirted across our far southern counties.
The rain and t-storms we saw this morning was due to yet another upper-level disturbance riding along the northwest flow of the jet stream. While it may play an additional role for this afternoon, our main focus is shifting to the upper-level ridge building to our southwest.
Before our disturbance can depart, we can’t rule out an additional isolated t-storm or two later this afternoon under partly sunny skies. Otherwise, we’ll have highs top out in the lower to middle 80s this afternoon with a light southwest breeze.
After the wave departs this evening, it’ll be all about the upper-level ridge building in. After a mild night with lows in the middle to upper 60s, partly sunny skies will let us bounce back into the upper 80s for Saturday afternoon.
For Sunday and much of next week, look at how our weather setup will be under firm control by the upper-level ridge.
That will keep us dry through much of next week. However, all this moisture from all the rain and the additional humidity that the upper ridge will bring… That is going to lead to many hot and humid days next week. For example, highs in the lower 90s Sunday through Tuesday and the high humidity will make it feel like we’ll be between the upper 90s and almost to 105°.
Don’t forget that Doug has your updated long-range forecast below. Have a great Friday!
June 17th-18th: Warm temperatures to start the weekend while we stay dry.
June 19th-25th: Except for a warm Tuesday, mainly hot for the week. Slight t-storm chances Monday through Friday. If any days showed a possible severe threat, it would be Monday and Thursday. Dry for Saturday.
June 26th-July 2nd: Temperatures look hot for Sunday. After a warm stretch Monday through Wednesday, we’ll turn hot again for the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday (with a severe threat) and slight t-storm chances for Monday and Tuesday. Returning slight t-storm chances for Friday and Saturday.
July 3rd-July 9th: Hot for Sunday before we stay warm for the 4th, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then, hot temperatures return for the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
July 10th-July 16th: Hot temperatures this week. Slight t-storm chances Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
July 17th-July 23rd: Warm for Sunday and Monday before hot temperatures return for the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday.
July 24th-July 30th: With the exception of a warm Thursday and Friday, hot for the week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday through Wednesday.
July 31st-August 6th: Hot for much of the week before we back down to warm temperatures by Friday and Saturday. Slight t-storm chances Monday through Friday.