We hit 100 degrees again Tuesday afternoon. That is the fifth time this year, and the 28th time we have gone 90 degrees or higher. Temperatures are going right back to the upper 90s again Wednesday. A heat advisory will go into effect starting at 11 a.m. and continue through 9 p.m. because higher dewpoints/humidity will lead to an even higher heat index Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday will be the peak of this heat wave, as a cold front will bring us relief later this week. However, it’s going to come at a price. The front will spark a round of thunderstorms late Wednesday afternoon or evening. Some of these storms will become strong or maybe even severe. The biggest threat is for gusty, damaging winds. If any watches or warnings are issued, we will be passing them along both on the TV and .com sides.
The front will slow down and stall out just to our south Wednesday night through Friday. The severe threat will weaken during this time and temperatures will start to drop, but scattered showers and thunderstorms will stick around as long as the front does. There is still some question as to whether the front will hang around into Saturday or move away by then. We will keep you updated on that as we move through the week. Regardlesss, temperatures will drop back to the 80s by Friday.