It is extremely humid outside today. It doesn’t take much exertion outside to work up a sweat. The high today will be around 92 with a heat index this afternoon approaching 100°.
Despite the high humidity and a weak storm drifting overhead there is only about a 20% chance for rain to fall at your house. Since June 1st, its been very dry. Here is a look at monthly rainfall at KCI since May.
It has not rained in the Kansas City area since August 16th. If it doesn’t rain today or Sunday morning along the cold front then this will end up being the longest dry spell in the Kansas City area this Summer.
The dry conditions are aiding in the warmest period of the entire Summer. When the soil is moist, some of the sun’s energy is used for evaporation but when they soil dries out more of the energy can be used to heat the surface of the earth. So tomorrow and Saturday may be in the upper 90s. The two hottest days of the year, perhaps.
We could easily have highs on Friday in the mid to upper 90s. Saturday will be equally as hot, it might 100° in some spots. Then on Sunday, a cold front moves through the region.
Early today, a couple of the computer models hinted at some scattered showers along the front. But it won’t be enough end what has been another drier than average Summer.