Tuesday, August 19 Morning Forecast Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

A quiet start to the morning after a day of strong to severe thunderstorms across the viewing area. For the most part mostly clear skies are the picture, other than a few lone showers and storms working their way through the northern portions of the viewing area. Through today expect the heat to turn up as the skies begin to clear today as high pressure builds in from the west.

Temperatures today are on tap to hit the middle 90s, but thanks to all the rain seen yesterday, the energy from the sun will be used to evaporate what moisture is left in the soil, making for a very muggy day. Heat indices for today will be near if not break the century mark and that's just a taste of what's in store for the rest of the week.

As the ridge builds in from the west and the area of high pressure settles in over us, dangerous heat levels will stick around through the weekend, into the first part of next week. Models have been consistent in throwing in several locations breaking the century mark through the weekend and Saturday looks to be the best day that temperatures could climb into the lower 100s.

Wednesday thru Sunday is the main area of concern for the dangerous heat levels, so go ahead and make preparations for the coming heat wave. Even though we will get near or above 100 degrees during that stretch of time, heat indices will exceed 105 degrees, prompting a possible heat advisory during that time period.

Relief is slow to get here, but by the middle of next week the ridge begins to break down on itself, rain chances increase and temperatures look to fall back into the mid 90s.

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