Enjoy the low humidity and comfortable days, because signs are pointing to a warm middle of June. This means that Mid-Missouri could see our first 90 degree day this year, the last since October 17th of last year.
This trend comes as a ridge builds into the Southwestern US and gradually tracks eastward. Through the weekend we’ll slowly begin to see this trend take shape, as winds will be out of the south. This will not only increase humidity, but keep pumping in the warmth from the Gulf of Mexico. High temperatures this weekend will reach into the upper 80s, with heat index values near 90 degrees. It will be bareable, but it’s a sign of what is to come and the only relief will be in the form of afternoon showers and storms, much like we’ll see this weekend.
So what does this mean for Mid-Missouri?
– A building ridge means that we are likely to see our first 90 degree day as we head into the following weekend.
– Humidity values will be on the increase from slightly humid to uncomfortable.
– Now is the time to start practicing good summer safety, so you don’t catch yourself dehydrated, having a heat stroke, or worse.
– With a building ridge and warmer temperatures and the lack of any upper level disturbances, we’ll see a decrease in rainfall.
– The warm, drier, and calmer days will lead to an increase in grass pollen allergies.
Thankfully, we still have all of this weekend and next week to enjoy the comfortable conditions before the summer heat officially makes its return here in Mid-Missouri.
So, if you have plans to head to the Royals game this weekend, Art in the Park, the lake, or any other festivities; enjoy the comfortable weather and maybe even a stray storm, because before you know it the 90s will be in the forecast.
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