5/23 – Rob Knight’s “VERY HOT & HUMID” Thursday Morning Forecast
High pressure is slowly building in over the area through the remainder of the week. Wind speeds will slow even further today and will be just enough to flutter a few leaves by the weekend. Today, winds speeds should remain high enough to keep things from getting too hot, but as we move to the weekend, this will stop and with little movement of the heat that builds; it will become stagnant and quite warm.
This will be the first moderate warm spell for this summer. At the moment, heat index values look to reach around 107 by Sunday.
But since this is the first warm stretch of the summer, people may not be ready or used to it at first. But limiting outdoor activities or getting those activities done during the morning would probably be most comfortable. Staying hydrated is always a good idea as well. High pressure will remain near the area for the start of next week but may back off just enough to allow more southeasterly winds possibly as early as Monday. This will once again help in keeping temps a few degrees lower.