FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Hot and humid, take two
Good morning, and happy Thursday! We’ll try this again today—heat and humidity are set to make it uncomfortable today for much of the region. There will likely be some range in high temperatures, but especially western Missouri and Arkansas will be in the lower 90s today with very high humidity. This will send the heat index into the 100s this afternoon. As far as storms, I think there will be a few this morning. Radar already shows showers trying to develop, and these will expand for a bit this morning. There is an outflow boundary in the region from yesterday’s storms and this will help aid the development this morning. By this afternoon I think we’ll see fewer storms, but there will be a chance. The same is true for tonight, with a bit of an uptick in activity on Friday with some additional upper energy in the region. Models show this energy hanging into Saturday, so I’ve included a slight chance for a few storms. This doesn’t look widespread, however, and I still think fireworks displays will be unaffected. Temperatures will be very close to average through the forecast, hovering either side of 90 degrees well into next week.