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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: And the Heat Rolls On!

Heat Index nearing 100 degrees Thursday and Friday
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 6 hours ago
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And the heat rolls on! Sunshine today pushed the temperatures up towards 90 this afternoon. Tonight looks like another warm night as lows settle to around 70 under a mostly clear sky. Sunshine is on tap for tomorrow along with a southwest wind.

This is key because it will usher in very warm air pushing the highs to the mid 90′s and the heat index to near 100 degrees. A few models continue to insist that there will be a complex of thunderstorms drop south out of Iowa and produce rain for our eastern counties. I see no reason why this is unreasonable so I will include that mention.

Hot dry weather is then forecast again for Friday with a high of 93 and a heat index back around 100. I am still keeping the weekend dry for now. A front becomes stationary across northern Missouri and this is where the storm chances stay. A tropical system will reside in Louisiana and the Ozarks will be in between the two. Highs will be in the low 90′s with lows around 70.

The cold front finally surges south Monday bringing rain and thunderstorms along with much cooler air. The high Monday in the rain may barely make 82. The cool air then overspreads the rest of the area for Tuesday and Wednesday. Morning will be refreshing with readings in the upper 50′s and highs around 80.