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Keyword for this week: rain

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It was a dry and hot day across the area today. Highs climbed into the lower 90s but it felt warmer with the heat index. Days like this are numbered, however….

Monday looks to be our last hot and humid day for a while. A stationary front is going to play a key role in our weather. . . . → Read More: Keyword for this week: rain

August is off to a hot, humid, and wet start; for some

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It’s one of those real estate weather days today: all about location, location, location. Those in the Central part of Missouri have been dealing with rain, thunderstorms, and cooler temps. While those around Metro saw a few brief showers earlier today then a return of the heat and humidity.

Here’s the radar picture as of 5:45pm tonight.

Those . . . → Read More: August is off to a hot, humid, and wet start; for some

A break from the humidity…for now

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A cold front is slicing through this morning and is about to become our best friend. It’s bringing rain, yes, but it’s also going to send our highs into the 80s and really drop those dew points.
The rain should taper off as we go through the morning. Between now and then, stay alert to flash flooding . . . → Read More: A break from the humidity…for now

Scattered Thunderstorms Later Tonight-Wednesday Morning

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Good evening bloggers,

A summer cold front is on it’s way south.  Here is the forecast for around 5:45 AM:

We have very rarely not had significant thunderstorms, so tonight will be interesting to watch unfold. The forcing is weaker due to the anticyclone located over Oklahoma and Texas. We are on the periphery of this clockwise circulation . . . → Read More: Scattered Thunderstorms Later Tonight-Wednesday Morning

Heat Relief Arrives Tonight

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Good Tuesday bloggers,

We are in for another ridiculously hot day with highs in the mid to upper 90s and dew points well into the 70s.  This will make afternoon heat index values 105°-115° with a few spots getting close to 120°.  Then, a cold front arrives tonight with a chance of thunderstorms followed by some refreshing . . . → Read More: Heat Relief Arrives Tonight

Clouds Affect Us Again Today…..Excessive Heat Warning

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Good Monday bloggers,

11:50 AM Update:

Here is a picture I took just before noon as altocumulus clouds were increasing across our sky. This will be yet another way to keep our temperatures a bit cooler than they could have been. Tuesday should be a big warm-up ahead of a mid-week cool down as Jeff wrote about below. . . . → Read More: Clouds Affect Us Again Today…..Excessive Heat Warning

Intense heat to start the week

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Not a good time to be without air conditioning or ice cream. The next couple of days will be a lot like today: hot and humid!

Dew point values will be stuck in the middle to upper 70s, and that’s going to make the air feel quite oppressive.

Checking out the radar & satellite, we’re under a bit . . . → Read More: Intense heat to start the week

Severe weather threat this evening

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Update – 3:25pm
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As expected, we have a watch in place until 10pm tonight.

Primary threat will be high wind near 70mph. That’s due simply to the extreme heat we have today. Other threat include hail near quarter size and very heavy rain. I cannot rule out a tornado warning or two before sunset. This would be somewhere . . . → Read More: Severe weather threat this evening

And the Beat Goes On…Heat, Humidity, Thunderstorms

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Good Saturday bloggers,

The weather issues we face today are the same issues that we have been dealing with all summer.  We have a Heat Advisory in effect and a slight risk of severe thunderstorms.

HEAT ADVISORY & OZONE ALERT: The heat advisory is in effect for mostly I-70 south as rain cooled air and clouds will keep . . . → Read More: And the Beat Goes On…Heat, Humidity, Thunderstorms

The heat gets set to return

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By late July standards, these last couple of days have been rare. We have struggled this afternoon just to get above 80°! The 4:30pm temperatures around the area are not bad at all.

Looking over the last ten days, we have seen our share of ups and downs in the temperature department. It has not been warmer . . . → Read More: The heat gets set to return