Thursday midday: Hot and humid but thunderstorms possible

Good midday Thursday!  I hope your week is going great so far.  Mine has been pretty good.  I am hanging out with my son Christian right now as he is complaining it is to hot to go outside.  What is the deal, when we were kids we didn’t even think about it.  We just went outside and stayed outside until we were told to come inside, lol.  So as soon as I get done writing this up, we are going outside and doing stuff.  I really need to get my mustang cleaned up as I get attacked by every bug known to man when I drive home in the middle of the night.

It has definitely been hot.  Today is day number 5 that we have had temperatures at or above our average high for this time of the year.  I really don’t consider it a heat wave because our average high is 91 and we have only been topping out at 94ish over the past few days.  It is the humidity that has been so bad.  When you have high humidity it actually makes it harder to heat up with the moisture in the air.  Around here we really need temperatures at about 97 and a heat index about 105 for 5 days in a row to be considered a heat wave.  Today we could push that 97 degree point.  Not much on the radar around here.  We should have mostly sunny skies through the day.

The heat will work in again this afternoon.

Temps today

Most of us will top out around 97 with a heat index around 108 today.  It is gets worse on Friday.

Temps Friday

High temperatures will be around 98 with a heat index around 111 in most locations.  This is all caused by the heat dome or a big dome of high pressure across the region.

500 today

This keeps the jet stream well to the north and we stay hot and humid.  Until this breaks down, we don’t see many changes.  However, we will see a few changes by early next week.

500 Monday

Our High will slip a little farther west and allow the jet to drop a little farther south.  This should allow a cold front to work into the area with some scattered thunderstorms from Monday through Thursday.  Here is a look at Monday.

Monday precip

However, in general, we stay pretty hot over the next several weeks.  To get all of my long range forecasts and long range Heady Pattern with a look at the rest of the summer, fall and winter, go to headypattern.com

Doug

LONG RANGE FORECAST IS BELOW BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN:

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LONG RANGE FORECAST: Based off of the HP(Heady Pattern)

SLIGHT CHANCES:  MEAN IT IS A WEAKER SYSTEM THAT WILL GIVE US SCATTERED SHOWERS OR SNOW SHOWERS. 

IF I DON’T SAY SLIGHT:  THAT MEANS THIS IS A STRONGER SYSTEM

Next Week:  Staying hot and humid with scattered thunderstorms from Monday through Thursday.  Hot and humid on Friday and Saturday.

July 31st-August 6th:  Hot through the week with slight chances for thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday.

August 7th-13th:  Another hot week with slight chances for thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday.

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