Saturday, September 15 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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Our almanac high for today is 96, good enough for the warmest day of the month so far, but we will likely surpass that tomorrow as Sunday should be the warmest day of the next seven. We will be out of reach of the record high which is 101. Humidity will be high enough still on Sunday for our heat index to be above 100 through most of the afternoon, and could peak as high as 107.

We keep highs in the lower to middle 90s through the upcoming week as a series of upper level ridges build into the region and keep the heat around the area. Winds will be from the north through Tuesday before they turn south and southeasterly Wednesday through the end of the week to start bringing moisture back into the area.

Despite the return of moisture, I see no large enough chance at rain to mention on the official forecast. A stray shower could try to form Tuesday and then again on Friday, but I am not confident enough for even a 10 percent rain chance at this point. We are about to enter our climatologically driest time of year, so this is not a surprise.