Friday, July 19, 2019: Hot and dry through weekend…cooler plus rain chances next week

Weather

FORECAST SUMMARY:

A 850 hpa thermal ridge will hang out just to our west through the weekend. As a result today through the weekend will be sunny and hot. High temperatures will be around 100° with heat indexes in the 97° – 103° range. There will be little to no chances for rain as we head through the weekend. Practice heat safety. Take frequent breaks in air conditioned areas, stay hydrated, wear loose fitting and light colored clothing, and never leave your child or pet in a parked car.

A trough over the eastern United States is forecast to deepen early next week. At the same time high pressure will strengthen to our north northwest. This will put us in a northerly flow as a cold front passes through our area giving us the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. For now a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms for the Monday evening into Tuesday morning is appropriate. Along with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms for the Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning. The temperature will also cool down to around average or possibly to below average.

FORECAST DETAILS:

Today: Sunny. Hot. Breezy. Heat index (97°-103°). High Temperature: 99° Winds: S 15-20 G25 MPH

Tonight: Mostly clear. Warm. Muggy. Breezy. Low Temperature: 77° Winds: S 10-20 MPH

Saturday: Sunny. Hot. Breezy. Heat index (97°-103°). High Temperature: 100° Winds: S 15-20 G25 MPH

Sunday: Sunny. Hot. Heat index (97°-103°). High Temperature: 100° Winds: S 10-15 MPH

Monday: Partly sunny. 30% PM Showers and thunderstorms. High Temperature: 92° Winds: NNE 10-15 MPH

Tuesday: Partly sunny. 25% Showers and thunderstorms. High Temperature: 90° Winds: NE 10-15 MPH

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. 20% AM Showers and thunderstorms. High Temperature: 90° Winds: E 5-10 MPH

Thursday: Sunny. High Temperature: 93° Winds: Light and Variable

Average High Temperature: 95°

Average Low Temperature: 72°

Sunrise: 6:45 A.M.

Sunset: 8:45 P.M.

Meteorologist Zach Gilday

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