7/28 – Rob’s “Heat Wave Continues” Morning Forecast
The main forecast concern continues to be the heat. A return of moisture flow will be a bit more dominant beginning today so it looks like the heat will be a bit worse, especially at the end of the work week and into the weekend.
This Summer has actually been slightly cooler than normal thanks to ALL OF THE RAIN and when dealing with “Heat Illness/Casualty” it is very much a cumulative issue. Many people probably haven’t acclimated completely to the heat thanks to the rain and clouds we have seen so even if the afternoon heat index struggles to get above 108 degrees (which is the criteria for the advisory) it is still oppressive and dangerous for numerous people.
The moisture return will give us a better chance for some relief from the afternoon heat as isolated/scattered t-storms will pop to help cool it down some. This trend will continue through the weekend as high-pressure to the SW will be a big factor shaping the forecast. Friday and Saturday could be the hottest days of the Summer so far, both from a temperature standpoint but also a heat index standpoint.