FORECAST: More rain chances coming, highs in the 80s today

Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 2:17 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2022 at 7:56 AM CDT
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As we move through Wednesday, a ridge of high pressure will build in briefly. That will suppress rain chances but keep skies mostly cloudy to partly cloudy Wednesday afternoon. Daytime highs will range between 82 and 87 degrees, with the city expected to reach around 86°. Finally, a break from the 90s and something a bit more seasonal for the end of June! However, this high-pressure system doesn’t last.

An upper-level low developing off of this frontal boundary out of Oklahoma will build up another round of scattered showers and weak thunderstorms overnight Wednesday night into Thursday morning. This time around, instability and wind shear are lacking in the atmosphere, so our severe weather potential is actually lower than last night’s threat. We still want you to be Storm Alert for some heavy downpours and potentially severe thunderstorm watches or an isolated severe thunderstorm warning. Temperatures will remain in the mid 80s moving into Thursday afternoon, where we break down the wet weather threat.

Friday yields one last push of scattered showers within the early morning timeframe. A better ridge develops by mid-to-late morning Friday, which allows us to build in warm and moist air from the south. At the same time, a new warm front developing out of the west transitions east into the Central Plains. Daytime highs will soar right back up to the mid 90s, with feels-like temperatures ranging between 102 and 108 degrees. We expect the metro to have a feels-like temperature closer to 105.

Saturday and Sunday, we will interact with this next front, which doesn’t really yield a great opportunity for showers. However, we do anticipate some isolated wet weather events through both Saturday and Sunday. What we do see, though, is that this next storm system does pass over the viewing area and pulls through a cooler trend from the north and west. By Sunday afternoon, temperatures will fall back to the low 80s, which will actually be several degrees below the norm for the end of June. We will slowly transition back up to seasonal by next Tuesday, and then slightly above average in the lower 90s next Wednesday through Friday.