Friday, August 22 Morning Forecast Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

Much like the past few mornings, it's a clear and quiet start to the day, yet very muggy. Temperatures are on track today to make another run into the mid 90s as the ridge situated over us, continues to strengthen and bring in true summer heat. Through the weekend highs still look like they'll be able to reach 100 degrees before relief comes Monday.

Today through the weekend expect minimal rain chances. Much like yesterday, splash and dash storms will pop up. Most of these storms will be to the south, but some storms could pop up in our general area. However, with the ridge strengthening, it will suppress any rain chances a lot better than yesterday.

Moisture this weekend will be very high, making our heat index brutal, in the 105+ degree range. With that said, with the supply of moisture in our general area it could be hard to reach 100 degrees, due to the fact that humid air warms up a lot slower than drier air. This however will not stop it feeling brutal outside.

Relief comes at the start of the new work week, as the ridge breaks down and shifts west. As the ridge shifts west, it will bring in cooler air as well as more tropical moisture. Expect more cloud coverage, increased rain chances, and cooler temperatures. By Thursday, temperatures could be sitting back in the lower 90s.

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