A ridge of high pressure, or basically a little pocket of summertime has really warmed our temperatures up. We saw 80s and 90s yesterday, and I’m thinking that temperatures will mainly be in the 90s today. That ridge will slowly push away, and we will gradually watch the rain chances increase. Here are the rain chances between now and Tuesday:
South winds will increase today to 10-20 mph, and over the next few days, you will notice that it will become more humid. With the increase in cloud cover and the higher humidity, the temperatures on Monday and Tuesday will be a bit cooler than today, but there will be a trade-off…the heat index will be higher. As you can see above, a cold front will move in Tuesday afternoon. That front should increase the threat for organized severe weather.
Right now, it appears that hail and wind will be the main threat with the storms, but that could obviously change. I really think the trickier part to the forecast will be Wednesday. If the clouds hang tough, it could be a day like last Wednesday when we were stuck in the low 70s. Right now, I’m going with the upper 70s for Wednesday afternoon based on seeing partly to mostly cloudy skies. We will warm things back up for the end of the week.