Friday, August 22, 2014

Heat Advisories in Effect Through Weekend

Good evening, it has been a very hot and humid day across Warren County with highs reaching into the lower 90s with dew points near 70 degrees. Heat advisories are in effect for the western two-thirds of the state until Monday at 6pm CST as hot temperatures will continue through the weekend. Tonight will be a very muggy evening with lows only reaching the lower to middle 70s.

Courtesy: National Weather Service
A combination of heat and moisture will create heat index values of 100-105 degrees over the next several afternoons. The mechanism responsible for this heat wave is a large upper level ridge over the eastern United States. This ridge will not move much over the weekend and we will see weather very similar to the last few days.
Outside of hot temperatures, we will see light winds and partly cloudy skies through the weekend. We will see a few shortwave disturbances move through the ridge on Saturday and Sunday which will help to increase our precipitation chances. There is a chance for some  isolated thunderstorms each day and night due and with an abundance of heat and moisture in the atmosphere some of these storms will put down some heavy rain. Not everyone will see rain, but some of us could see some brief heavy rainfall and frequent lightning.
Tonight: Low - 74 Winds - SW at 3-6 mph.
Precipitation: 10% chance of an isolated thunderstorm. 
Skies: Partly to Mostly Cloudy

Saturday: High - 94 Low - 73 Winds - W at 3-6 mph becoming calm overnight.
Precipitation: 20% chance of an isolated thunderstorm.
Skies: Partly Cloudy

 Sunday: High - 93 Low - 73 Winds - light and variable
Precipitation: Isolated Thunderstorms.
Skies: Partly Cloudy

Forecaster: Zack Leasor

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