Saturday, July 16, 2011

High Heat & Humidity This Week

A change in the jet stream will allow a dome of very hot air to move from the Plains into our area during the coming week.

Highs will reach the low and mid 90s for the first half of the week, and near 100 for Thursday into next weekend.

Humidity (and dew point) levels will continue to climb over the next few days. After very comfortable levels of humidity the past few days (dew points in the 50s), dew points were around 60 today...and will be in the lower 70s Tuesday through the end of the week.

The combination of heat and humidity will create a heat index near 100 Monday, and then increase to around 110 by the end of the week. Heat advisories will be issued for later in the week. Overnight lows may not dip below the upper 70s Friday and Saturday, which could set new record "warm" lows.