Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June heat & get ready for next week

Hope you have a way of beating the heat today because this will be one of the hottest days we've had this summer (for at least most of the state) We have had two solid weeks now of 90 degree weather and it rolls on for the rest of this week. I do expect a change... more in a moment. 

Record watch today:
A few locations could tie or break the record for today. Almost all of the record highs from now through early September will be in the 100s, so anytime we get above the century mark, we will check the stats.

Late week pattern:
A couple of things to consider for the rest of the week. The dome of high pressure that allows for day after day of heat and dry weather is weakening. We also have a stalled front that will be in the area tomorrow (Thursday), so watch for widely scattered storms to develop after 3 or 4 p.m. Just like last week, not everyone will get the rain, but those that do... it could be quite heavy. I don't expect major hail, but some wind gusts to 60 will be possible.

Weekend storm chances:
There is a chance for spotty storms Saturday night (should be after dark), but those will be very hit and miss. And new data in this morning suggests that even the Sunday storms will be pretty isolated too. So the weekend won't be a washout, but we can't overlook the fact some of us may have some storms to deal with.

HEADS UP... Next week!
I'm expecting a big shift in the weather pattern early next week. The high pressure system will slide back over the western US and this is going to allow for overnight, widespread storms. Some of them could be severe with damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall. This kind of setup usually results in storms that form in Nebraska and then move southeast into the night. Monday night and Tuesday night both have good chances of seeing nighttime storms. Cooler weather could be coming our way too. There are indications of 80 degree weather by the middle of next week (heading into early July of all times)

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