Good Monday bloggers,
It takes three straight days of highs 95° or higher to constitute a heat wave. Well, if we reach our forecast high today of 97° and this is going to be easy, we will have had highs 95°+ for three straight days.
Here are the highs since August 20th and our forecast high of 97° today.
The heat relief is just one state away in Nebraska. Look how comfortable it is with temperatures in the 60s. However, it is locked behind a stationary front. This front is not going to move until Friday and when it moves through the cooler air will be greatly moderated. So, highs Friday into the weekend will be in the 80s. That is still not bad, but it is not as cool as we thought it would become in our forecasts from a few days ago.
So, since the front will be stalled to our north and thunderstorms will be daily occurring along and north of this front, there will be quite a bit of rain across Nebraska and Iowa. We have the potential to see .50″ to 1.50″, mostly Friday into Saturday as this front and a weak storm system move by. The next few days and thunderstorms down here closer to I-70 will be widely scattered.
Any rain with the front should exit Saturday, so much of the Labor day weekend looks nice with highs in the 80s and still a bit humid.
Have a great week, go Royals and stay cool