Staying hot once again for your Wednesday – Nick

Good early Wednesday morning, everyone. While it stayed hot once again on our Tuesday, some changes made the day more bearable compared to the past few days. After we got past our warm start around 80 Tuesday morning, we had a good south breeze throughout the day to mix up the sun’s rays coming from the sky. Not only that, we had some dry air mix down from the upper-levels of the atmosphere. That combination led to afternoon highs in the lower 90s with some lower humidity. Although minor improvements, they are still improvements compared to the hot and very humid past couple of days. We do have a few things in our weather setup that we’ll be watching over the next few days. At the surface, we have our next cold front coming across the Northern Plains and the state of Kansas.

Upstairs at the jet stream level, the upper-level high will do its job to keep us hot once again today. However, the upper-level lows to our northwest will try to push the cold front at the surface our way late this evening.

Before the front can do anything, we’ll stay quiet for much of our Wednesday under partly sunny skies. After another warm start in the upper 70s, partly sunny skies and a south breeze still in action at 10-20 mph (gusts near 30 at times) will only let temperatures top out in the lower 90s this afternoon. The humidity we will have will make temperatures feel like the middle to upper 90s during the afternoon.

While the day looks dry, we’ll keep an eye on the front just to the northwest of the region as we head into this evening and tonight. We’ll see some scattered t-storms develop along and just ahead of the cold front. There’s a chance that some of those t-storms could skirt across some of our northern counties late tonight and into very early Thursday morning. If anything can sneak in, they could be strong. However, we really aren’t worried about any severe weather.

While the front may be around to keep a slight chance for a few isolated t-storms very early Thursday morning, it won’t sweep through the area. With the south wind still in place and additional humidity returning, we’ll see highs back in the lower to middle 90s for Thursday afternoon.

The returning humidity will make feels like temperatures range between 100 and 106 across much of the area for Thursday afternoon.

Going into the weekend, the upper-level high will easily be in control of our skies. While it will keep us dry with highs in the middle 90s for Friday, a slight weakness in the ridge could allow for a slight chance for isolated t-storms to return on Saturday. Even with that, it will stay hot with highs in the middle 90s.

For Father’s Day and early next week, the upper-level high may drift to the southeast. However, it will stay in control and keep us hot with highs ranging from the lower 90s on Sunday to the middle 90s for Monday and Tuesday of next week. Even with this setup, some lower humidity by early next week could allow for overnight lows to finally drop back into the lower 70s to give us at least a break from the heat at night.

Don’t forget that Doug has your updated long-range forecast below. Have a great Wednesday!


June 22nd-25th: Staying hot through the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances Wednesday through Friday. We’ll watch for a possible severe threat 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.

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