Today has been a transition day for most of us. The rain showers and storms we saw that inundated the area for much of last week, has given way to an upper level ridge that will strengthen over the area. We're trading lower 90s and storms for drier weather and mid to upper 90s. Although we will stay. dry enough of moisture will be place over the Gulf States to allow the outside air to feel miserable and sticky.
The upper ridge that is building in from the southwest will provide everyone with some of the hottest temperatures we haven't seen since August of 2012. 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. Tuesday looks to be the hottest of the three days, so it's important that you do stay hydrated during this mini "heat wave".
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 measureable 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.