7/23 – Rob Knight’s “Heat Advisory In Effect” Friday Morning Forecast
Today through the weekend HEAT will be the primary concern. At this time it appears that today – Sunday has the best chance of seeing heat index values approaching the 110 mark and greater. With high temperatures expected to max out in the low 90s and no dry air expected heat index values should be at the least comparable to yesterday if not higher. A Heat Advisory is in effect from 10 AM – 7 PM.
High-pressure will shape the forecast into next week but there is plenty of moisture to provide from minimal afternoon relief from the heat. A few afternoon showers/t-storms will develop along the coast and push inland.
Looking at the long term forecast the models are in agreement that we may finally be getting out of the rain today, rain tomorrow, rain the next day, rain yesterday pattern. Next week looks warm, humid, and very summer-like. The first half of the work week may see the extreme heat index values taper off a tad as we could see an increase in cloud cover and convection may start earlier in the day. The coverage likely won’t be widespread at any one time but will likely impact much of the area sometime through the day which will help keep temps down just a tad.