We started this morning about 5-10° cooler than we did yesterday. Even though it will be hot today with highs topping out in the low 90s, it won’t be as uncomfortable as it’s been due to lower humidity. For the record, a high in the low 90s is perfectly normal for this time of year. With the abnormally low humidity, however, the heat index will stay within a degree or two of the actual air temperature…so not feeling like the triple digits today!
Winds could still be breezy at times this afternoon, up to 15 mph out of the north. Skies will be sunny throughout the afternoon. Tonight should be the coolest we see over the upcoming week. We’ll drop into the mid 60s for the most part, but some of our sheltered valleys may get into the upper 50s.
Skies will be mainly clear, but a few foggy spots could develop for Saturday morning. We’ll see plenty of sun that afternoon, and highs will be in the low-to-mid 90s. Once again, there won’t be much difference between the actual temperature and what it feels like. Sunday will be a little warmer with widespread mid 90s.
The humidity returns as we start the new work week. Monday morning’s low will be in the upper 60s and temperatures will quickly warm into the 90s. The heat index for the afternoons early next week will be in the 100-105° range. We stay dry through Tuesday, but a slight chance for rain does return for the middle of the week.
-Meteorologist David Ernst