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10-Day Outlook: Heat Wave Continues

Josh Larson @ 8:20 AM

Today's weather

Today's weather will be almost a carbon copy of yesterday's conditions. Look for partly to mostly sunny skies, with humidity levels (like yesterday) down just a bit from recent days, (with dew points in the mid to upper 60s). Temperatures will top out around 90 in most locations. A stray pop-up thundershower cannot be ruled out late this afternoon or this evening, but any storms will be very few and far between; the highest chance for storms (still at only 30%) will be over our western suburbs. Hazy and sultry tonight, with lows in the mid 70s in most locations.

Atmospheric pattern overview

Hot and hot and humid weather will continue today and tomorrow as the overall pattern stays put. A weak cold front, however, will push through the region late Friday; as a result, Saturday and Sunday will be slightly cooler and less humid. Above-normal temperatures return Monday through Wednesday, though, as hot, western air expands eastward. Models suggest that a trough (see image at right) may build into the Eastern US by late Wednesday of next week, resulting in much more comfortable heat and humidity levels by Thursday.

The next five days (July 21-25)
Normal high/low: 88/66
Forecast high/low: 92/72

After today's highs near lower 90, we'll see highs on Friday once again from 90-95 in most locations under partly to mostly sunny skies. Scattered afternoon or evening thunderstorms are possible Friday, though many locations may remain dry expect most locations will remain dry. Lows overnight in the lower 70s. Saturday will be a relatively pleasant day, with mostly sunny skies, more bearable humidity levels, and highs in the upper 80s; quite comfortable Saturday night, with lows in the upper 60s in most locations. A touch warmer on Sunday, under continued mostly sunny skies, with high temperatures to near 90 and overnight lows in the low 70s. The heat and humidity return with a vengeance on Monday, with high temperatures expected to blast to near 95, with muggy overnight lows in the mid to upper 70s.

The following five days (July 26-30)
Normal high/low: 87/66
Forecast high/low: 87/68

After Monday, we'll have to deal with two more days of very warm temperatures before we finally may begin to experience some significant relief from our heat wave. Expect Tuesday's highs to climb once again to the low 90s under mostly sunny skies. Wednesday will feature more in the way of cloudiness, with scattered showers and thunderstorms - as the aforementioned cold front barrels through - with highs in the upper 80s. Just wait for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, when I expect very pleasant weather for a change, with daytime highs from 80-85, under sunny skies and comfortable humidity levels, and pleasant overnight lows from 62-68.

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