First heatwave of the summer season underway...

 Good Sunday afternoon and Happy Father's Day…

A few days ago we gave you the head’s up on a potential heat wave that was going to impact the region and everything still looks on tap. The height of this heat wave begins today and will last through the first half of the upcoming week.

 

Looking at model guidance we are in a classic early summer pattern with higher pressures aloft dominating a large part of North America. You can clearly see that with the heights highest extending from the Southeast US into Plains and up into parts of Canada. The only parts of North America with lower heights is New England and Eastern sections of Canada.

 

Upper level ridging in our part of the world usually equates to hot, sweltering afternoons and warm muggy nights with only minimal relief from thunderstorms. That looks to be our forecast for the next several days…

 

 

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Guidance continues to indicates widespread 90’s for everyone is our coverage area with mid 90’s likely starting Monday afternoon through Thursday…here’s a sampling of latest guidance from a few locations in our coverage area.

 

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We may see a bit reprieve from the heat come next weekend but that would be at the price of increased thunderstorm chances…as always, check out the 7-day Forecast each day for details!

 

 

Daniel Crawley: @SoApps1979

Foothills Weather Network: @FHWxN