Good Morning Bloggers:
The upper summer ridge centers over KC tomorrow. It heats up in response! Near 106 Monday through Wednesday. Drought conditions worsen and high fire danger is with us as vegetation is dry and ready to burn.
The upper ridge is shown below…centered by the big blue H. The map’s forecast time is Monday afternoon.
The large scale flow pattern will then shift slightly for the end of the week. As the upper ridge shifts south and weakens…shown by the GFS forecast below for early Thursday morning…:
1. The heat loses it’s grip and Thursday may be able to dip into the mid 90s. (Yes, I said “dip into the mid-90s”)
2. An upper wave tracking through may help trigger t-storms. Rain would be possible both early Thursday morning and again after noon. While isolated heavy amounts could be possible, most people would see light amounts.
Let’s hope this rain ends up materializing and being more of a soaker than I am predicting. Nonetheless, any break from the heat, although small, will likely be short lived…with the heat re-intensifying back into early August.
Try and keep cool, I’ll have an update at 5pm.