Record-breaking heat continues Tuesday and beyond

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 2:49 PM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 10:42 AM CDT
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We are going to see a continuation of sunshine, breezy conditions, and some major heat. Daytime highs are expected back in the lower 90s today, ranging between 91 and 95 degrees. Our record heat for today is 92 degrees, set back in 1962. That means we have a strong chance of breaking a 60-year-old record! The heat index will also be high today, with feels-like temperatures in the lower triple digits. Today is another day to stay cool and hydrated to the best of your abilities. Try to lessen your strenuous outdoor activities this afternoon and take plenty of breaks in the AC or shaded areas. Walking your pets will be better during the early evening hours or in the morning when conditions will be cooler.

We’ll finally break down high pressure off the Atlantic coast, and everything starts moving from the west to the east again by Thursday. Once we hit Friday, an area of low pressure develops just to the west and begins to interact with Kansas and Missouri. This allows us an opportunity for a few scattered thunderstorms, but also begins our drop in temperature to something a little bit more reasonable for this time of year.

Mid-80s will be common, with a gradual trend down to the mid- and upper-70s this weekend into the following workweek.