7/30 – Rob Knight’s “EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING” Friday Morning Forecast

Summertime pattern continues over the next few days. An isolated shower will be possible this afternoon, with isolated to scattered Saturday and Sunday during the daytime afternoon and evening hours. These showers could have gusty winds and frequent lightning along with locally heavy rainfall.

The main concern over the next few days will be the heat risk. Heat Index temperatures are forecast to exceed 112 degrees in most locations both tomorrow and Saturday and an excessive heat warning and excessive heat watch has been issued for Friday and Saturday. The time frame with the biggest risk of heat illness will be between 9AM and 7PM CDT Friday and Saturday. It will be critical to stay hydrated if you are spending any time outdoors at all!

Sunday, the summertime pattern is expected to continue as rainfall coverage increases some, and scattered showers will be likely Sunday afternoon with peak daytime heating. These showers have the potential for gusty winds, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall. Heat will again be a main concern on Sunday with many locations expected to see heat index values between 108 and 112 degrees. A heat advisory will likely need to be issued for Sunday, but this will be looked at in greater detail in subsequent forecasts.

Monday through Wednesday, an upper level disturbance is expected to move through the area and cause a boundary to linger over the area as it moves slowly southward. Southwesterly surface winds will help to fuel some moisture and warm air into the environment as well. Locally heavy rainfall will be a concern for Monday through Wednesday.

Excessive Heat Watch from Saturday morning through Saturday

Heat Advisory from 9 AM to 7 PM CDT Friday & Saturday

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