With sunny skies and heat index values over 100 at times, expect a high around 99 today, with a southwest wind of 5-10 mph, and gusts up to 25 mph possible in the afternoon. It’s not impossible that we reach the 100 degree mark today if things run a little warmer than forecast; if that happens it would be our first 100 degree day since July 22, 2011, which reached a toasty 102 degrees. We had an awfully close brush with the 100 degree mark almost exactly a year ago, on July 20, 2019, but fell just short at 99 degrees. Either way, it’ll be very hot and a Heat Advisory is in effect, so stay cool and reduce outdoor activities if possible.
Tonight will be mostly clear and 75, with a southwest wind of 5-10 mph. (For reference, the high on Friday was 74. Lows in the 70s happen often in the summer but only getting down into the mid 70s is a lot less frequent). Monday will be mostly sunny and 94, with a west wind of 5-10 mph, heat index values around or over 100 at times, and a slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. Not many storms are likely to form in the region with limited forcing, but even so, a few storms could be strong to severe with heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts. Monday night will be mostly clear and 68, with a light west wind.
Going beyond that, Tuesday now looks to be in the upper 80s as opposed to the low 90s, although a 90 degree reading isn’t fully out of the running for Tuesday. The rest of the week will likely be in the mid to upper 80s.
Have a great day!