Good morning! Lows last night into this morning were very mild (upper 50s and lows 60s). That "above average" trend continues today with highs to top out in the mid 80s. Some locations across the southern valley and in urban areas could find highs in the upper 80s before the day is over with. Looking below, you can see how warm things are across much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation. This looks to continue for quite sometime as a "blocking-high" is across the Carolinas.
With high pressure in place, we stay mostly dry the next 7 days. With a low across the desert and a high in the Carolinas, the flow of these two pressure gradients will force lots of moisture across the Central USA. We could see a few isolated showers as the high breaks down early to mid next week, but until then, things stay hot and mostly dry. We continue to highlight the likelihood for drought conditions to creep in by next week, so we'll keep you posted.
For now, beat the heat. Especially those outdoors for extended periods of time, take breaks, hydrate, and stay cool. Temperatures will average 10-15 degrees above average through the next 5+ days, so take the proper precautions.
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