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6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, blazing heat and humidity, highs near 100 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, very warm and muggy, patchy fog possible late, lows only dropping to the upper 70’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, excessive heat and humidity continues, chance for a thunderstorm, highs could slightly top 100 degrees which would break a record

Saturday

Mostly sunny, still excessive heat and humidity, scattered thunderstorms possible, near 100 degrees

Sunday

Partly sunny, not quite as excessive with the heat and humidity, an isolated thunderstorm possible, low 90’s

Monday

Partly sunny, very warm, chance for a thunderstorm, upper 80’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, upper 80’s

Discussion

High pressure from the middle of the country has expanded eastward and with it a dome of brutally hot and humid air that has affected the central Plains in recent weeks. This “steam bath” weather with excessive temperatures and humidities will continue through Saturday before some relief takes hold on Sunday. High temperatures will approach 100 degrees on all three days and heat indexes, which take into effect the humidity levels, will likely be closer to 110 degrees. Highs should drop back to the low 90’s on Sunday and the upper 80’s by Monday and Tuesday. This 3-day excessive heat wave will very likely be more of an aberration than the norm for the remainder of the summer.

Video

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