Today will be a transition day for all of us. Last week we were dealt rain showers and storms for the better part of the week, thanks to an upper level low that has since weakened and departed our area. In place of the upper level low, a ridge will begin to build in from the west. With the combination of the ridge as well as a moisture rich environment, temperatures will not only climb into the lower 90s, but all of us will be dealing with heat indices in the upper 90s.
As we begin to set into the summer-like pattern for this week, we'll go into rinse and repeat mode where daytime heating may allow a few showers and storms to develop. With the ridge building in over us, that will limit our rain chances, but there still is a slight chance some storms could fire.
By weeks end, the ridge looks to weaken slightly over our area and a cold front makes it's way through the area. With ample amounts of moisture available in the environment as well as lift provided by the front, rain chances creep up towards weeks end.
With all week projected to be in the low 90s and dewpoints sitting near 70s, not only will it be a very muggy week, but dehydration could be a problem. Make sure to stay hydrated all week, especially Thursday into Saturday where heat indices could be sitting in the mid 90s.
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