There is some good news and bad news in the forecast over the next week and a half. Taking a look below, we see the bad news. The later half of this week and through the early portions of next week, expect temperatures anywhere from 9 to 15 degrees above the average for this time of the year. A very strong ridge will lock in hot temperatures, muggy conditions, and mostly sunny skies Friday through mid next week. The good news is this afternoon will feel more seasonal with highs in the mid 80's, as well as low humidity. We could also see highs back in the lower 80's to upper 70's toward the end of next week (in a week and a half) so check back in with the latest forecast regarding that. As you can see, much cooler temperatures on the west coast expected early next week, which will eventually slide to the east providing a bit of relief from the 90's. With cooler temperatures we could see some much needed rain as well. Like I said though, check back in as this is 10+ days out and many changes are likely to occur.
NOTE: With these strong temperatures gradients early next week, we could see severe weather in the Midwest. We will be eyeing that, and the changes expected to occur in our area, the next several days.
Looking more short-term, we will stay dry this afternoon and into Wednesday thanks to the high pressure system. As we get into Thursday, though, another weak cold front will move through the area giving us highs back in the mid 80's and a chance for a spotty shower.
Model guidance shows little activity through this afternoon and tomorrow, but toward the end of this GIF, we do see some spotty showers Thursday afternoon. Don't get too excited though as this next system will be very similar to what we saw yesterday (very light, isolated, and quick moving). We will quickly clear out Friday as that strong high builds in.
Thats all we have for your Tuesday but check out our video update below and have a good (and comfortable) day!
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