Typical July steam settles in

Good Wednesday to one and all. We have a lot of steamy conditions moving into the region for the next several days. This steam will be accompanied by an increasing threat of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday will find highs close to 90, with humidity making it feel even hotter. Watch the northwestern sky for the potential for a shower or storm diving in:

The next few days are going to be hot ones, but there are many factors arguing against anything but a typical brand of July heat. The ground is wet, the grass is green, and we have lush vegetation. There’s the threat of storms diving in from the northwest, and even if they don’t, some debris clouds might filter in.

The west is going to be hottest, by far. Central and eastern parts of the state have a better chance of being impacted by some storms coming from the northwest:


The heat index is going to be way up there, because this is a very tropical air mass. This is also the same heat ridge we started talking about more than a week ago. But I am seeing some limiting factors potentially showing up.

The steamy air this weekend should produce some scattered showers and storms. That action looks to really increase early next week as a strong system develops across the region. The European model is all over it:


The middle and end of next week finds the same model spitting out more showers and thunderstorms, with another system diving into the Plains States.

Have a great day and take care.

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