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Hot Friday to kick off the weekend – Nick

Good Friday afternoon, everyone. Our setup shows our front that was parked on top of the region over the past few days working back on through as a warm front. The front kept the vast majority of the rain and t-storms this morning to our north. We’ll have to wait for our next cold front from the northwest to give us not only a better shot for t-storms, but a chance to get a break from the heat.

As the front continues to pass on through this afternoon, it will certainly do the trick to keep us hot and humid with highs back in the middle 90s. With the humidity, it will certainly feel like the triple digits with feels like temperatures ranging between 100 and 107 during the afternoon.

After the front passes through, the upper-level ridge will keep us warm tonight with lows only dropping back into the middle to upper 70s. Much of Saturday is looking dry but hot and very humid. Highs will push into the upper 90s with heat indices eager to push close to 110° in some spots Saturday afternoon.

You can see how a few isolated t-storms could try and form late Saturday afternoon. However, better chances for rain and t-storms will come on in along and behind the front as we work through Saturday night and into Sunday morning. That setup means that the storms shouldn’t be too strong. However, that could lead to some moderate to heavy pockets of rain. That setup will force lows for Sunday morning back down into the upper 60s.

Behind the front, we’ll see partly sunny skies for Sunday and a northerly breeze result in highs back in the lower 80s. In fact, look at the upper-level setup for early next week below.

With the ridge being shunted back to the west, we’ll stay dry for early next week with more pleasant temperatures. After lows in the lower 60s for Monday and Tuesday morning, we’ll have highs in the lower to middle 80s with more comfortable air in place. However, plan on the heat working back in by Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Don’t forget that Doug’s long-range forecast is below.

Nick

July 1st-July 2nd:  Hot temperatures with some t-storm chances possible 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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Hot Thursday with some t-storm chances lined up – Nick

Good late Wednesday evening/early Thursday morning, everyone. Thanks to our frontal system that parked itself over the region, temperatures were a little bit better compared to the middle 90s we saw on Tuesday. After we started Wednesday morning out with lows around 70°, we topped back out at 91° for the afternoon at Joplin Regional. As I just mentioned, the front is parked right on top of the area for tonight and will stay there for our Thursday. However, this isn’t the front that will scrub out some of the heat. While it will keep some t-storm chances in the forecast, the cold front working across the Pacific Northwest will be the one to give us a break in the heat for early next week.

In the meantime, we’ll get our Thursday morning off to a mild and mainly dry start with lows in the lower 70s. While the front could try to spawn a few showers during the morning after the drive to work, we’ll see the front fire up a better chance for scattered t-storms for the afternoon. Even with the t-storm chances, most spots will be hot once again with highs in the lower 90s.

While we’ll start Thursday evening off on a quiet note with lows dropping back into the lower to middle 70s overnight, we’ll watch for some t-storm chances to work across our northern counties to start our Friday morning out.

While the front may give us some isolated t-storms Friday morning, its movement back to the north will make sure we stay dry for Friday afternoon. Plus, it will stay on the hot side with temperatures climbing back into the middle 90s across much of the region.

The upper-level ridge will be in control for much of our Saturday. With that in mind, partly sunny skies won’t stop temperatures from starting out in the upper 70s in the morning and topping out in the upper 90s for the afternoon. Then, the upper-level ridge will start breaking down and allow the stronger cold front to come on in. While it could spark a few isolated t-storms very late Saturday afternoon, we’ll have a better chance for more widespread rain and t-storms for Saturday night and heading into Sunday morning.

After the rain chances finish with the passing front on Sunday, have a look at the upper-level setup below by Monday. That will be our main weather setup for early next week.

That will force temperatures back down into the lower to middle 80s for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday afternoon. The morning lows will be downright refreshing for Monday and Tuesday as temperatures will dip back into the lower 60s. By Wednesday of next week, though, another ridge will start to build back in. That will push us back into the upper 80s on Wednesday and 90s for the rest of next week. Don’t forget that Doug’s long-range forecast is below.

Nick

June 30th-July 2nd:  Hot temperatures with some t-storm chances possible 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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Wednesday Blog: The heat sticks around but some thunderstorm chances. -Doug

I hope everyone’s week has started great!  I also hope you are staying cool with all of this crazy heat the past couple of weeks.  It will get a hair better the next couple of days before it really increases toward the weekend.  We have a weak cold front slipping in Wednesday with a few pop up isolated thunderstorms.

High temps right around 90 with a heat index about 95.  Isolated thunderstorms stick around Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

Highs near 90 again on Thursday with a few isolated thunderstorms.

The heat really kicks in on Friday with a high around 96ish and heat index in the 105-110 degree range.  Saturday evening hotter with a high of 100 and heat index around 110.  We do get a pretty good cold front in here Saturday night.  This will give us a band of thunderstorms.

Then turning a decent amount cooler as we head into Sunday.  80s for a nice little stretch.  Long range forecast is below.

-Doug

Next Wednesday through Saturday:  Warming up the rest of the week slowly with thunderstorm chances by the weekend.

July 3rd-July 9th: Warm start for the holiday weekend with thunderstorm chances on the 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Then back to the heat with slight chances for thunderstorms on 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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A dry & hot Monday lined up for us – Nick

Good early Monday morning, everyone. We kept quiet as we wrapped up the weekend the other day. It was another hot day, though. After we got out of the lower to middle 70s, we found ourselves back into the lower 90s. Looking at our weather setup, we have a surface high over the Indiana/Ohio border keeping our south breeze on the light side. We’re also watching a cold front to our west that wants to come into play for the middle of this week.

Upstairs, we still find ourselves underneath the upper-level ridge that kept us hot last week. A change in this setup will let the upper-level low out to the west nudge the front in our direction.

With the ridge in control, it’s keeping us quiet this morning with low humidity allowing lows to drop back into the middle 60s. Once we get past sunrise, mostly sunny skies and a light south breeze will send us right back into the lower 90s for this afternoon. Even with the humidity relatively lower compared to the past several days, we’ll have just enough for temperatures to feel like they’ll be in the middle 90s this afternoon.

The ridge will start shifting to our south as we head into Tuesday as it also strengthens a little bit. With that and continued mostly sunny skies, we’ll see highs back in the middle 90s for Tuesday afternoon with feels like temperatures back near 100 degrees.

Heading into Wednesday, the upper-level highs shifts down into northern Texas. With that, the ridge will flatten out and allow the cold front out west to come close to the region. While we’ll stay in the lower to middle 90s for Wednesday and Thursday, the front will bring in chances for t-storms for both days. These chances look widely scattered and they don’t look to turn too strong or severe.

By the start of the weekend, the returning upper-level ridge will push the front back to our north. While it will keep us dry for Friday and Saturday, it will keep us quite hot with highs pushing back into the upper 90s across the area. It wouldn’t be surprising if some spots flirted with the 100 degree mark for both of those afternoons ahead of us.

By next Sunday, a stronger system upstairs and at the surface both plan on coming in. With the front, we’ll watch for t-storm chances Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Behind the front and with the ridge planning on shifting back to our south, that wants to bring afternoon highs back down into the middle 80s for Sunday afternoon.

While that drop in temperatures fits Doug’s pattern as we go into early next week, it won’t be long before some summer heat makes another return. Doug has that covered in your long range forecast below. Have a great Monday!

Nick

June 27th-July 2nd:  Back to warm temperatures to start the week but the hot temps (mainly 90s) return the second half of the week.  We will have chances for a pop up PM storm just about each and every day.

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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Staying hot once again for Sunday – Nick

Good early Sunday morning, everyone. We all had to put up with another hot day across the area yesterday. While it was nice to see lows drop back into the lower 70s Saturday morning, we wasted no time heading back into the middle 90s yesterday afternoon. While most of us stayed dry, we actually had a frontal boundary on top of the region the other day and even early this morning. With this front, some heat and humidity lifted up and got some isolated t-storms going late in the afternoon and early in the evening.

What was interesting about the isolated t-storms was the movement from east to west and northwest. Very early this morning, some of those t-storms are still trying to hold on as they work across parts of northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas. The overall trend of the t-storms will continue to be a weakening trend as we go through the rest of the early morning hours. We’ll be dry by sunrise with temperatures dropping back into the lower 70s to start the day out.

Under mostly sunny skies, we’ll stay dry for the day with highs eager to push back into the lower 90s with a light south and southeast breeze at 5-10 mph. Even with the humidity staying relatively in check, it will feel like the middle to even upper 90s for the afternoon.

Looking at the week ahead, it will be the same story once again for Monday. With the upper-level ridge in control, we’ll stay dry under mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 90s. The humidity for Monday will make it feel like the middle 90s during the afternoon.

After partly sunny skies with highs in the middle 90s on Tuesday, the ridge will shift to our south across northern Texas on Wednesday. That will allow for an upper-level wave and a frontal system at the surface to pay us a visit and bring slight t-storm chances back into the forecast. Even with that change in our setup, we’ll stay hot with temperatures in the lower to middle 90s for Wednesday and Thursday.

By Friday and next weekend, the upper-level ridge will build back into the area. Aside from a stray t-storm chance on Friday, this will make sure that temperatures stay hot with highs in the middle to upper 90s for Friday and Saturday.

Make sure you check out the long range forecast below. Have a great Sunday!

Nick

June 26th-July 2nd:  Back to warm temperatures to start the week but the hot temps (mainly 90s) return the second half of the week.  We will have chances for a pop up PM storm just about each and every day.

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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Saturday Blog: The heat sticks around but lets look at rain chances. -Doug

We made it through another work week and I hope you are ready for the weekend.  We know in general, the heat is going to stick around.  We have been above 90 degrees 6 of the past 7 days.  I really don’t see us breaking that streak anytime soon.  Lets look at Saturday.

Back into the lower to middle 90s for highs.  The difference here is we will have some late afternoon and evening isolated thunderstorms.  This means some random storms should pop up.  The better chances for this to occur will be in our southern counties.  Heat index again will be up there around 100-103 degrees.

Maybe a hair cooler on Father’s Day, but still hot.  Highs right around 90.

Finally by mid to late next week, our high pressure breaks down just a bit.  It looks like just enough to get some scattered showers and thunderstorms into the region or at least close to us.

Make sure you check out the long range forecast below.

-Doug

Next Friday and Saturday: Hot and humid with scattered thunderstorms.

June 26th-July 2nd:  Back to warm temperatures to start the week but the hot temps (mainly 90s) return the second half of the week.  We will have chances for a pop up PM storm just about each and every day.

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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Friday Blog: The heat sticks around but some storm chances. -Doug

Hey guys and gals!  I hope your week is going great!  We are almost to the weekend.  Now it is a little hot and humid, but we will see some chances for thunderstorms.  We are still in the current Heady Pattern and will stay in it for the next 3 months.  However, the pattern will start morphing from old to new here in the next 4 weeks.  I am super excited about this as I want to get rid of this pattern.  We are in the summer version of this pattern, but we are still seeing the same storm systems rotating through.  Alright, here is the reason for the heat.

This large upper level high (about 18,000 feet up) is killing us.  This usually means hot, humid and mainly dry.  We do get some waves that rotate around it, but until this breaks down, we don’t see much changes.  Now the high should start to break down a bit later next week.  Hot and humid again on Friday.

Highs back into the mid 90s with the heat index right around 105 once again on Friday.

Mid 90s again on Saturday, but we may get some isolated storms in here late in the day.  There is a chance that a complex could come together and rotate through Saturday evening.

Back to the heat and the humidity for Father’s Day.  Check out the long range forecast below.

-Doug

Next Friday and Saturday: Hot and humid with scattered thunderstorms.

June 26th-July 2nd:  Back to warm temperatures to start the week but the hot temps (mainly 90s) return the second half of the week.  We will have chances for a pop up PM storm just about each and every day.

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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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!

Nick

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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Staying hot & quiet for Tuesday – Nick

Good early Tuesday morning, everyone. Needless to say, our hot and humid stretch of weather continued once again as we kicked off a new work week. After another warm start with lows in the upper 70s to near 80, we went right back into the middle 90s Monday afternoon. The humidity made it feel like it was between 102 and 109 during the afternoon. We do have some changes that we’re watching down the line, though. The first is down below.

While the warm front to the north brought severe t-storms to parts of the Great Lakes yesterday evening, we’ll focus on the cold front to our west that will try to bring some slight rain chances our way fairly soon. Looking upstairs, that cold front will start edging closer once the upper-level low over northern Idaho starts to push things along. For another day, though, the upper-level high is in control of our weather.

Our Tuesday will start on another warm and muggy note with lows in the upper 70s. Under mostly sunny skies and a breezy south wind, we’ll have no problem getting back into the 90s this afternoon. However, we’ll be a touch cooler with the upper-level high shifting just far enough to the east. Plus, that will take the edge off of the humidity a little bit. Still, highs in the lower 90s with the humidity could make feels like temperatures range between 95 and 100 during the upcoming afternoon.

We’ll do it all again for Wednesday. Once we get past another warm start with lows in the middle to upper 70s, partly sunny skies will let highs climb back into the lower 90s. The humidity could make temperatures feel like the middle to upper 90s for Wednesday afternoon.

Heading into Wednesday evening and Wednesday night, we will have that cold front approach close to the area to our northwest. We’ll watch for some scattered t-storms to develop along and just ahead of the front. While the bulk of those t-storm chances should stay just to our northwest, there’s a chance that a couple of those t-storms could try to sneak into a few of our communities northwest of I-44. If they can work in, they could be strong (but not severe).

That approaching cold front will be due to the upper-level ridge being squashed from the upper-level low to the north. That, and the upper-level high being shifted around through Thursday and Friday, will let the front stick around and keep slight t-storm chances in the forecast for both Thursday and Friday. Even with all of that, it won’t completely scrub out the heat. We’ll keep highs in the lower 90s for both Thursday and Friday.

After the frontal system moves on, the upper-level ridge will continue to maintain control of our skies for over the weekend and into early next week.

Even with the ridge centered over us, it still looks as though it might weaken some and allow for some haze to pull in from the south. That combination, if it holds in the extended forecast, could keep highs in the lower 90s. On top of that, we could also see that result in some lower humidity. Not only would that make the afternoons a little more bearable, it would allow overnight lows to drop back near 70. Don’t forget that Doug has your updated long-range forecast below. Have a great Tuesday!

Nick

June 21st-25th: Except for a warm Tuesday, mainly hot for the week. Slight t-storm chances Tuesday 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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Staying hot & humid for our Sunday – Nick

Nick – Good early Sunday morning, everyone. Our Saturday was a hot and humid one with the entire area getting highs back into the lower 90s during the afternoon.

Combine that with dew points in the middle 70s (plenty of mugginess and moisture in the air), it felt like 100° to 105° during the day.

Everyone will have to deal with the heat advisories this afternoon and until 8 o’clock this Sunday evening.

On top of that, areas closer to Tulsa have excessive heat watches out for Sunday since those areas will see highs in the upper 90s and high humidity that will make it feel so much hotter during the day.

Looking at our setup at the jet stream level, we did have an upper-level disturbance riding along the jet stream. That caused a complex of t-storms to work across our far western counties late Saturday evening with the brunt of any severe weather staying mainly outside of the area. With that clearing out, our main focus will be on the building upper-level ridge with that high pressure centered across western Texas. That will be the culprit for our hot and humid week lined up for us.

While any t-storm chances are long gone, the clouds from those t-storms will keep us very mild (if not warm) through the night and toward sunrise this morning. Plan on lows dropping back only into the lower to middle 70s with a south breeze at 5-15 mph.

After the mostly cloudy skies this morning, we’ll see partly to mostly sunny skies take hold for the rest of the day. With the south wind still in place at 5-15 mph (gusts near 20 mph), that will push us into the upper 80s by the noon hour and into the middle 90s for this afternoon.

With highs in the middle 90s and dew points in the middle 70s for the afternoon, the humidity will make the feels like temperatures range between 101° and 109° during the peak heating of the afternoon.

For late tonight and Monday morning, we’re not going to cool off that much. In fact, lows will only drop back into the upper 70s as we get into your Monday morning. Under partly sunny skies, it will stay hot across the area with highs in the middle 90s once again.

While the humidity will be a little lower for Monday compared to today, future feels like temperatures will range between 100° and 105° during the peak heating of Monday afternoon.

That upper-level ridge will be in firm control of our weather setup through the week. That will keep highs in the lower 90s through the rest of the week. There might be a weak disturbance for Thursday and Friday that could allow for a few isolated t-storms for both of those afternoons. Other than that, we have a string of hot days and warm nights lined up for us this week. Don’t forget that Doug has your updated long-range forecast below. Have a great Sunday!

Nick

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.