Heat and humidity rolled on for Wednesday afternoon as the high reached up to 92 degrees, the 7th consecutive 90 degree or above day this month. It’s only the 7th August to string together 7 or more 90 degree days straight since records have been kept. The last time we accomplished that was in 2003!
The highs Wednesday managed to reach 92 degrees and dew points stayed in the upper 60s to low 70s, so it was another very uncomfortable day, if you weren’t in air conditioned buildings.
A few isolated t-storms popped up in the heat of the afternoon, but they remained very spotty. More cells will pop up Thursday, and any afternoon and evening t-storms that form could produce brief downpours and may be slow to move, but again, activity won’t be widespread. Temperatures should roll back into the 80s for Thursday.
Drier weather is in store Friday through most of the weekend with highs in the middle 80s. Current forecast models bring a cold front into the area late on Sunday with the hot weather pattern breaking for the start of next work week.
-Stormtracker 19 Chief Meteorologist Dan Breeden