Stubborn Summer Heat, Very Little Relief
Even with cloud cover yesterday, many of us managed to get very close to the triple digit mark. Take away the overcast skies and the chance for rain, and you've got Tuesday in a nutshell. Afternoon highs reach or approach 100° this afternoon with heat index values around 105 in the mid afternoon. This is technically below "Heat Advisory" levels, but you'll want to be extra careful today and the next several days, as it looks to get hotter by the end of the week.
Wednesday brings a small chance for afternoon showers (almost exclusively to our southern counties) and then we're right back into the triple digits after that. Our next weather maker could be a weak cold front that could give us a shot at a few showers and storms over the weekend, but doesn't look to be anything major at this point.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy early, afternoon sunshine. High: 100. Heat index: 103° - 106°. Wind: S 10-15 mph, with the occasional gust to 20 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 77. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain / storms by afternoon. High: 99. Heat index: 104°-107°. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 79. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
--Meteorologist Carly Cassady