Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Major heat in the South - big changes for KS

Thanks for stopping by the blog and welcome to summer - well, almost. It begins at 11:24 p.m. local time tonight (Tuesday night) and as many of you know, these are our longest days. We have just under 15 hours of daylight.

A major, record setting heat wave is gripping the Southwest right now and it's not likely to end any time soon. We all know it gets hot in Phoenix this time of year, but this latest wave is making history. It was already above 100 degrees yesterday by 10 a.m. and reached 118° by the end of the day! I'm guessing even if you like hot weather, that's just too much. But I know some absolutely love it.

We are not likely to see a big heat wave anytime soon. In fact, it's going to be quite the opposite around here. Much cooler weather will likely return at the end of the week. For some of you, the cooler weather may get here as early as Friday. And I think our best chance for storms will arrive with the cold front coming Friday evening.

It's starting to get active in the tropics. We could be looking at a landfall of Cindy by midweek (likely with tropical storm force winds of 40-50 mph), and then Bret is back to the southeast, but it's likely to weaken later in the week and not be much of a problem.

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