Today looks to be the hottest of the hot 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.
Rain chances will remain very low this week; most days will be less than a 5 percent chance. Our best chance for rain will come on Wednesday with a 10 percent chance. The fourth of July will be mostly clear with a high around 90. Friday night will be the coolest night this week, making for great viewing of fireworks.
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.