This weekend, Mid-Missouri got a taste of Fall as temperatures dropped into the upper 60s for daytime highs and 40s for nighttime lows. This “taste” is all too brief, as temperatures are expected to climb back to above average levels next week.
The surface high pressure that has resided over our state has shifted to to the southeast, and will continue to move further eastward as we head into next work week. The return flow from this high pressure system will drive southerly winds into the Midwest. Off to our west, an upper-level ridge will also begin to make its march eastward into Missouri. This, coupled with the winds from the south, will result in an overall warming trend next week.
Although ambient temperatures will be higher, we will not see a huge rebound in dew points in the beginning of the week, so the heat will feel more like a “dry” heat. The moisture will return towards the latter half of the week as a frontal boundary begins to sink southward into our area, also bringing the chance for showers and thunderstorms.