FORECAST: Some much-needed relief this week

Highs don’t get above 90 until this weekend.
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 7:15 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 5:14 AM CDT
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An area of high pressure develops over the central and northern plains throughout the next several days, which will allow us to keep to partly sunny or mostly sunny skies. With that, though, temperatures will slowly increase back to above average.

Tuesday’s highs are still a few degrees below the norm for the beginning of August. Our average high for this time of year is 88 degrees, and we are expecting 86 for our high. UV rays will be high today, which may allow for a burn time of only 40 minutes. Slapping on the sunscreen if you are expected to be outdoors for a long period of time is a good idea.

As we move forward toward Wednesday, high temperatures rebound to average, featured in the upper 80s. And by Thursday into Friday, high temperatures are back in the lower 90s, with the peak of our heat on Sunday expected to reach up to 95 degrees. This is due to the approach of a new area of low pressure coming out of the west. There are rain chances attached to this low pressure system, but they are rather low and at this time, only a 20 percent chance for scattered showers and storms are expected Monday and Tuesday of next week, with temperatures coming back down to seasonal by next Wednesday.