Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Definitely hot, but another change coming

For Tuesday
These hot summer days make us all appreciate the modern convenience of air conditioning, but if you know someone without, be sure to check on them with these very hot afternoon temperatures. Once again today, heat advisories cover much of the state. Salina had a heat index yesterday of 111 for an hour. Be careful. We will likely see that again this afternoon.

I'll call them cold fronts, but in reality, this time of the year, the temperatures behind the fronts are far from cold. There are two fronts that will impact our weather in the coming week. The first one will move through tonight and early Wednesday, but the temperature change won't be anything significant. It's safe to say that tomorrow won't be as hot, but mid 90s isn't much of a cooldown for sure. High pressure in the upper atmosphere will continue to dominate the overall pattern, keeping the better chances for rain outside of our area.
Pattern for Wednesday, July 23
The second, more impressive front should be coming into the area late in the weekend. If the forecast models are right, we could be in for some more 80 degree weather at the start of next week. The large high pressure system will back up to the west and some of the cooler air around the northern Plains and Great Lakes would be allowed to filter this far south. On the leading edge of the cooler air, we may get some rain too. We will be watching it. I don't think the cool down will be quite as dramatic as last week, but I think most of us would be okay with 80s rather than 100+. And I still don't think there are any huge stretches of 100s coming this way anytime soon. Millie is okay with that. Have a good day.

Pattern for next Tuesday, July 29 as the high begins to shift west

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