Blog: Late May Heat Wave!

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Some temperatures across the Southeast were in the 100s over the weekend. They were record-breaking. We had a slight cool down yesterday in our region.

Locally we were mainly in the 80s. We had quiet weather in the area except for a few small areas, but there were widespread severe storms and tornadoes across the Midwest.

Today, we will have a warm front lifting to our north. Temperatures are going to rise into the low 90s with a few mid 90s inland. The humidity is moderate to high. Dew points are in the upper 60s to near 70.  This afternoon it might feel like the mid 90s with the heat index. At least there will be a nice breeze coming in out of the south.  There were some isolated showers coming in from the northwest this morning. They were falling apart as they moved towards our region.

Other than a quick shower from this, we’ll have lots of sunshine today. Tomorrow, we’ll have a lot of high pressure over the area. The warm front will be well to the north. We’ll have a lot of sunshine through the entire day with a southwest breeze. So high temps will be more in the mid 90s. The heat index will climb to near 100. This will be the same case for Thursday.

The average high temperature for this time of year is in the upper 70s. So we’ll be way above that. The record high temps are in the upper 90s for the next 3 days.

Temperature Trend

We’ll cool it down by next weekend with highs in the 80s. There will be some scattered rain showers and storms.  At this time, it looks like next week will have a cooler/more seasonable weather pattern for the eastern U.S. However, it won’t come in soon enough to lower the average high temperatures for this month. We are running about 6.7 degrees above average. 

However, that is going to go up as the forecast for the next 3 days will be solidly in the 90s. 

Stay tuned for updates. 

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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