Saturday, August 16 Forecast Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

Today has been more of a transition day weather wise than yesterday was. All across the viewing area, temperatures have climbed into the lower 90s and we've seen a southerly wind bring moisture back into the area. Throughout the day dewpoints have remained in the mid to upper 60s, but you can expect those to climb into the lower 70s through the night.

Sunday afternoon we'll continue to warm up, but a stalled frontal boundary to our north will help kick up a few showers and keep temperatures from climbing even higher into the 90s. Rain showers will stick around through Monday into Tuesday before things begin to change once again.

Beginning Wednesday, we'll see two ridges build in over the Central and Southeast that will begin to have an effect on our weather. The ridges will leave everyone virtually dry other than a slight (I mean very slight) chance of a pop up storms. Through the rest of the week the two ridges will continue to build and strengthen over the south and continually building in heat. The so called "cap" on the atmosphere that will be created, will prohibit any of the moisture available to create storms. With the ample moisture in the environment and some of the warmest readings we've seen in over two years, by weeks end it will feel quite yucky. We could for the first time since July 2012, reach a temperature of 100 degrees.

The good news is by early next week the ridge looks to break down enough to drop temperatures back into the lower 90s, but for now prepare for yet another touch of summer.


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