Hot Tuesday with t-storms to watch soon – Nick

Hot through the week before a break next week

Good Tuesday morning, everyone. We stayed hot once again the other day with highs right back in the lower 90s. While we’ll be set to stay hot once again today, we are watching our next cold front to the northwest. You can see how it produced strong to severe t-storms in parts of the Northern Plains and the Upper Midwest last night. The shifting upper-level ridge will allow this front to come close to the region within the next few days.


Before the front can do anything to change our weather up a little bit, we’ll go from a mild start this morning to another hot afternoon. Under mostly sunny skies and a southwest breeze during the day at 5-15 mph (gusts near 20 mph), temperatures will climb back near 90 at the noon hour and into the middle 90s this afternoon.


While any rain chances will stay just north and northwest of the region during the day, the approaching front could allow for some isolated t-storms to clip parts of the area late tonight and into early Wednesday morning. Even with some isolated t-storm chances possible late tonight, we aren’t expecting them to turn too strong or severe.


With the cold front parking itself on top of the region for Wednesday, that will keep partly sunny skies and scattered t-storms in the forecast during the day. Even with the rain chances and partly sunny skies,  it will still be a bit on the hot side with highs across much of the area set to return to the lower 90s.


Once the front gives us another shot for scattered t-storms Thursday with highs in the lower 90s, the upper-level ridge will strengthen and push the front back to the north as we get the upcoming weekend started. With partly sunny skies for Friday and much of Saturday, we’re expecting highs to push at least into the upper 90s for both of those afternoons. It wouldn’t be surprising, though, if we saw a few spots push near 100 for both Friday and Saturday.


By late Saturday evening and into Sunday morning, have a look at the Future Track below. A stronger storm system will start to force the upper-level ridge back to our south. That will allow for scattered t-storms to return to the area as we head into Sunday.


The change in the setup will also help us out early next week. With the ridge being shunted back into the Southwest and us returning to the northwest flow on the milder side of the jet, we’ll have highs dropping back into the lower 80s for Sunday and Monday. Not only that, indications show that we could start Monday morning out on almost a chilly note with lows back in the lower 60s.


While that drop in temperatures fits Doug’s pattern as we go into early next week, it won’t be long before some summer heat makes another return. Doug has that covered in your long range forecast below. Have a great Tuesday!


June 28th-July 2nd:  Warm temperatures before the heat (mainly 90s) returns for the second half of the week.  We will have chances for a pop up PM storm just about each and every day.

July 3rd-July 9th: Hot for Sunday before we stay warm for the 4th, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then, hot temperatures return for the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

July 10th-July 16th: Hot temperatures this week. Slight t-storm chances Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

July 17th-July 23rd: Warm for Sunday and Monday before hot temperatures return for the rest of the week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday.

July 24th-July 30th: With the exception of a warm Thursday and Friday, hot for the week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday through Wednesday.

July 31st-August 6th: Hot for much of the week before we back down to warm temperatures by Friday and Saturday. Slight t-storm chances Monday through Friday.