Latest updated blog – Hot and humid once again today – Nick

Some relief is in sight for next week

Good Saturday morning, everyone. We had to put up with a hot & humid Friday with highs reaching 95°. That actually broke the old record of 94° set back in the 1940s. It would be nice if our cold front from the north would come on in and give us a break from the heat. However, the strengthening low in Idaho will force it back to the north for today.


With the front lifting back to the north and the upper level ridge gaining more control over our skies, that will keep us mainly dry for today and your Sunday. On the other hand, it’s that upper-level ridge that will keep us hot and humid once again for today.


After a quiet overnight, everyone is starting off mild and muggy with lows in the lower 70s.


As soon as we get past sunrise, temperatures won’t waste any time heating up once again. By noon, we’ll have a little passing cloud cover around as temperatures start to push near 90° across the area.


The returning heat and humidity for the afternoon could fire up a stray t-storm in a spot or two. If you have outdoor plans, keep them as most spots will stay dry. Just be sure you have ways to stay cool as highs will climb back into the lower to middle 90s.


Even though it will be hot once again for the afternoon, heat advisories are out for much of the area for the afternoon until 7 PM. You throw in the high humidity and it will feel like it’s the upper 90s to near 100° during the afternoon.


Sunday is looking like the same song and dance for another day. We’ll start mild in the morning and turn hot and humid once again for the afternoon. Even though highs may be a touch cooler on Sunday near 91°, the humidity will make it feel like the middle to upper 90s for the afternoon.


While we stick with the heat and humidity for the rest of the weekend, we do have some relief from the heat headed our way for next week. It’ll start with what’s left of Tropical Storm Cristobal heading our way on Monday. From the Friday 7 PM Advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Cristobal was finally emerging out of the Yucatan Peninsula and back into the Gulf of Mexico.


It’ll spend all of Saturday and the first part of Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico strengthening over the warm open water. By Sunday afternoon, it’ll start to take aim at the Gulf Coast around southeastern Louisiana.


As soon as it’s completely over land, it will start to weaken Sunday evening and heading into Monday. While Cristobal does weaken on Monday, it’ll start to track north-northwest once it gets past New Orleans.


The brunt of the circulation will stay to our east, but the moisture out ahead of it will bring in scattered t-storms back in the forecast Monday afternoon and for Tuesday. By Tuesday, it will start moving to the northeast as a cold front coming in from the west starts to control its direction.


It’s that combination of the cold front and the tropical moisture that will bring us back into the 80s for Monday and Tuesday. Behind the cold front, we’ll stay dry for Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the lower 80s. Sticking with Doug’s pattern, we’ll have another system ready to work in by next Friday with scattered t-storms ready to return. If you’re curious about how the rest of June and the month of July is shaping up, Doug has you covered with his long range forecast down below.

Have a great Saturday!


Long range forecast through early July:

Next Saturday:  Heating back up into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees with a few isolated to scattered storms.

June 14th-20th:  A hot first half of the week with highs near 90.  A little cooler into the mid to upper 80s the second half of the week.  However, with numerous weak waves rolling through, scattered thunderstorm chances each and every day.  The best chances for storms is in the middle of the week.

June 21st-27th:  Mainly a warm week with highs into the 80s.  Slight chances for storms on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Coolest day of the week looks to be Friday.

June 28th-July 4th:  Warm through the first half of the week with hotter temperatures the second half of the week.  I don’t see extreme heat, just typical late June early July.  Thunderstorms chances Monday through Wednesday, then again by the weekend which is the 4th.  Side note, watching the tropics this week in the gulf.

July 5th-11th:  A warm start to the week with a hot finish.  Thunderstorm chances on Sunday, then again Wednesday through Saturday.  Just afternoon pop up storms.

July 12th-18th:  Warm the first half of the week with hot temps settling in the second half of the week.  Pop up storms Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Thunderstorm chances again by the weekend.  Tropics we need to watch possible development near Florida.

July 19th-25th:  Mainly a hot week with pop up isolated storms each and every day.  We will watch the tropics near Cuba.

July 26th- August 1st:  Again mainly a hot week with highs well into the 90s.  Mainly a dry week as well with thunderstorm chances by the weekend.  Tropics need to be watch this week in the Gulf.