Tonight: Mostly clear and warm. Low: 61-65. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, hot and windy. High: 95-97. Wind: S 15-25 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, warm and humid. Low: 74-76. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. High: low-mid 90s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. High: near 90.
Monday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid. High: near 90.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance of showers/storms. High: near 90.
You can see the International Space Station (ISS) this evening. Here is the viewing information:
Time: 9:27 PM
Duration: 4 min
Travel Path: W to SSE (max elevation 25 deg above horizon)
It has been a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine, temperatures in the 70s and dewpoints near 50…this will all change. A stretch of HOT and HUMID weather is on the way. The hot weather is already showing up to our west. Here are the temperatures at 2 PM.
A large ridge of high pressure is forecast to be located across the middle of the country with hot and humid conditions under it. Here is the 500 mb ridge Wednesday afternoon.
As mentioned above the dewpoints are relatively low (near 50 degrees). Here are the dewpoints as of 2 pm.
Dry air is easier to warm up than humid air and that is going to be the case tomorrow. The dewpoints are forecast to reach the low 60s they will be low enough to allow the temperatures to reach the mid 90s. No records are expected Wednesday or Thursday because the records are 102-105 degrees. A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for Wednesay afternoon and an EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH for part of the viewing area for Thursday morning to Friday morning. The heat index for Wednesday and Thursday will be 95-110. Take the heat serious it can be life threatening if caution is not used. Here are some heat safety tips.
We are still tracking our drought situation and the heat and sunshine does not help us out. There is a chance of showers/storms Thursday night into early Friday morning and again Friday night into Saturday morning. Here is the rain forecast for Thursday evening to Friday evening from the HPC.
A front is forecast to stall across northern Missouri Thursday night through Saturday. This will give us a chance of overnight and early morning showers/storms. High temperatures will remain be in the upper 80s and low 90s through early next week. Here is the 8-14 day outlook (July 4-10). The CPC is expecting above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.
Posted under Astronomy, Forecast Discussion, Long Range Outlook
This post was written by Schnack on June 26, 2012