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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Ahhh, the pick day of the week!

Temperatures will stop in the 70s for most spots today.
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 2 hours ago
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Good morning, and happy Tuesday! The air feels amazing this morning! We have a clear sky and temperatures have dropped to the upper 50s and lower 60s. Our air has really dried out in the last 24 hours, but we’ll see some scattered clouds today along with a northeast breeze. A trough of low pressure in the upper atmosphere will be moving away, but it has ushered in some slightly cooler air in its wake. That should bring us to a high in the upper 70s over much of the Ozarks this afternoon.

Temperatures will be slightly cooler today with more sun.
Temperatures will be slightly cooler today with more sun.(KY3)

It is the pick day of the week! Tonight has the potential to be slightly cooler than this morning, with temperatures in the middle and upper 50s area-wide. Starting Wednesday we’ll be on a steady warming trend going into the weekend as upper high pressure begins to re-establish itself over the central United States. Warmer air will gradually build in from the west, and a southeast surface wind will return on Thursday to bring moisture back from the Gulf. Storms will be erupting Wednesday across the plains, but I expect them to fizzle before arriving here. We may see a few get into western Missouri or Arkansas on Thursday, but I think much of the area will stay dry. Thursday night and Friday, we’ll see what I think will be our relative best chance of scattered storms, and this throws a bit of uncertainty into the temperatures.

Upper high pressure will begin to build to our south, bringing hotter temperatures late this week.
Upper high pressure will begin to build to our south, bringing hotter temperatures late this week.(KY3)

I think we’ll see 90s by the weekend, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see us hit 90° by Friday if storms are sparse enough. After a week of below-average temperatures this week, it appears above-average heat will return for the weekend into much of next week.

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