High pressure returns to the region in a big way as we start a new work week. Some of the hottest temperatures we have seen since August of 2012 will be in store for use through Wednesday. Temperatures for the early part of this week, will be flirting with the upper 90s and I wouldn't be surprised if a few locations to the south of us see locations hit 100 degrees. Today you can expect a high around 94 degrees. Factor in the dew points and it will feel like it’s over 100 hundred degrees. Thing will remain mostly clear throughout the day. Tonight temps will drop off into the lower 70s for our lows beneath clear skies.
Tuesday looks to be the hottest of the three days, so it's important that you do stay hydrated during this mini "heat wave". Temperatures will climb into the mid and upper 90s for our highs with a heat index even hotter. The heat index, like a wind chill in winter, causes our bodies to react to the temperature much more quickly so dehydration and heat exhaustion occur more quickly.
By Wednesday, we will once again transition our weather pattern. A trough will move through the area, weakening the ridge some. This will allow for some rain to creep back into the forecast, with Thursday looking to be the best day to see any measurable precipitation. We will also cool down slightly, with temperatures holding steady in the lower 90s.
The last recorded 95 degree reading that Key Field saw, was on August 8, 2012. We will most likely break that almost two year drought this week.
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