FORECAST: Heat continues, storms possible later today

Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 8:07 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 7:30 AM CDT
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Looks like mother nature is hitting us with a double whammy for the first day of summer. Our pocket of warm, moist air continues to envelop the viewing area. We’ll keep these breezy, light conditions through mid-to-late afternoon. As a frontal boundary system approaches from the west, we will begin to amplify the heat just ahead of a storm system. Tuesday afternoon highs are expected between 97 and 102 throughout the area, with feels-like temperatures ranging between 104 and 111. A Heat Advisory has been set in place for the area until 8 p.m. As we approach the peak heat of the day, we are expected to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms from the west that will track east.

We are forecasted for modest instability and very high energy for the storm system to feed off of through the area during this time and clear through the overnight. We’re not expecting widespread severe storm activity, but an opportunity for isolated severe storms is still plausible. Starting up as early as 3 p.m. is the storm threat and will continue overnight to the early morning of our Wednesday.

We’ll keep an opportunity for hit-or-miss showers and weak storm activity through Wednesday, with a better opportunity for more widespread showers and scattered storms Thursday morning. During this time, however, temperatures drop dramatically from our expected upper 90s and lower triple digits today back down to seasonal temperatures in the middle and upper 80s. We’ll bump back up to the mid-90s for the weekend just ahead of a new frontal boundary. Once this passes Saturday night, temperatures fall back to the low and mid-80s.