Are you feeling the heat? We are already in the mid to upper 70's and it is only noon. Comparing temps to this time yesterday, some parts of the region are 8 to 12 degrees warmer. This trend will continue into Wednesday with high's in the central valley expected to be near 90.
In large part, the heat and humidity can be contributed to the high pressure system to the east. The natural clockwise flow allows warm and muggy air out of the Gulf and right into the southeast. Remember to stay hydrated today and tomorrow, feel like temperatures will likely be in the low to mid 90's.
Diving into model guidance, we'll continue staying dry today and tomorrow. As a low draws near Thursday, shower and storm activity will ramp up. By Friday evening, showers and cloud cover will thin out providing a party cloudy weekend with afternoon pop up showers/thunderstorms possible. Severe activity chances will be limited Thursday but heavier showers, gusty winds, and small hail are possible.
Thank you again for your patience last week; we are now back on track! Stay hydrated, stay cool, and have a good one.
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