Friday Blog: Heat kicks in but still some rain chances. -Doug

Friday Blog: Heat kicks in but still some rain chances. -Doug

We have almost made it through yet another work week.  I am still trying to wrap my head around it being August.  I haven’t even been to the lake yet this summer, and running out of time quickly.  After a little bit of rain Thursday morning, back to mainly a dry day.  We can’t rule out an isolated storm this afternoon on the MO side, but most of us stay hot and dry.


Heat indices will be up there again to about 105.  That is why we will have heat advisories in affect.

Heat Index

Late Friday night and Saturday morning, some isolated storms could pop up.  Lets hope so.

Saturday Am

By Saturday afternoon, any thunderstorms that would pop up will be out of the region.

Saturday Pm

Heady Pattern Update:  We are in the morphing stages from old to new pattern over the next 6 weeks.  We are currently about 10% new and 90% old still.  Huge upper level high continues to dominate the area.

Upper Levels

In return, this pushes the Jet Stream way up into southern Canada.  Storm systems like to hang out near the Jet.  So we stay hot with not that much rain.  We need to get some changes in here in about 3 weeks or we could be in trouble again next summer.  Meaning, we will be deep enough into the new pattern, so it will repeat next summer.  So lets hope this heat and drought can break over the next few weeks.  Long range forecast is below.


Next Thursday – Saturday: Heat sticks and mainly dry.

August 14th-August 20th: Another hot week.  A few scattered thunderstorms Thursday through Saturday.

August 28th-September4th:  Some relief from the heat finally.  Mainly a warm week with isolated thunderstorm chances almost each day.