I was in Las Vegas last week for a brief vacation. It was nice. Hot and expensive, but fun. The high temperature one day hit 106. Yes, it was a dry heat, but even with the dryness it was pretty hot in the sun. Now I’m back east and the humidity is way up. Plus, the air temperatures are increasing. Today the high temperatures will rise into the low 90s with some mid 90s inland. Upper 80s near the shore. When you combine the humidity, it will feel like it is closer to 100 degrees. That’s the heat index or (feels-like) temperature. Skies will be partly sunny. There will be some pop-up showers and storms this afternoon, but they will be limited in coverage.
There is an area of high pressure that is offshore. This is allowing for light winds out of the south today.
We aren’t the only ones in the heat. They will be breaking records across parts of the Midwest with highs in the mid 90s.
By tomorrow we’ll heat things up even more locally. We’ll start the day in the upper 70s. By the afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid 90s. There will be a few upper 90s inland. This will put the heat index up to around 105 degrees. This may prompt some heat advisories for the region. We’ll have mostly to partly sunny skies. There may be some more pop up showers and storms during the afternoon.
By Wednesday we’ll have some relief as a cool front moves into the region. This will knock the high temperatures down to the 80s, but the humidity will still be up a bit. So it will still feel like the low 90s. We’ll dry things out then from Thursday afternoon into Saturday. It should be pretty nice fthrough that time. Then some heat will return by Sunday.
In world news…I found another article about Global Warming recently. This one cites a new study that focused on 3 pauses/slowdowns in the global temperature rise since 1891. According to the study this was due to natural causes like volcanism and reduced solar output. Here is the article: 3 Pauses in the long-term Global Warming.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler