One more day of scattered storms is expected on Sunday before the high pressure ridge squashes thunderstorm chances for a couple of days. The extra heating under the ridge with a lack of cooling precipitation will mean highs soar above 90 Monday and Tuesday - likely into the mid 90s. With dewpoints (i.e., low level humidity) remaining near seasonal summertime levels, we'll likely see heat indices above 100, perhaps flirting with the 105-degree danger level.
|High pressure aloft (pink) dominates the southern half of the U.S. in this GFS forecast model valid Monday evening.|
|GFS forecast model temperatures and precipitation for the upcoming week. Mid 90s are possible Mon-Wed with slightly cooler temperatures after a bit of rain on Wed or Thu (other models indicate Wed; GFS says Thu).|
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