The record breaking heat wave was in full effect today moving temperatures into the low to mid 90s and the hot weather isn't going anywhere. The second half of our weekend will be almost just as warm and there is a large stretch of warm and humid weather in store for the week.
This Afternoon: Lots of sunshine. Breezy with record highs temperatures.
High: 95 Wind: SW 12-18
Tonight: Mostly clear and warm.
Low: 70 Wind: SW 8-12
Sunday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and hot again. (Some record highs possible).
High: 92 Wind: SW 10-18
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and warm again.
Monday: Mix of sun/clouds. More humid with a slight chance of an afternoon storm.
The previous high-temperature record was 92 set back in 1934 but was blown away today with a high up to 95 around 4 pm. The heat was brought by not only sunny skies but breezy southwest winds and warm upper atmosphere air from the jet stream. Sunday will be another extremely hot day with highs again in the low 90s and has a good chance to hit the high-temperature record for the 3rd time in a row. Much like our Saturday, our Sunday will also have a much-needed breeze from the southwest of 10-18 miles an hour.
Moving into the workweek, warm temperatures will remain but it won't quite be as hot. Temperatures will move into the upper 80s to start the week and drop to the low 80s by next weekend. Unfortunately, not only will it be warm, but it will also be a very humid week with an increase in moisture each day. Most days will start extremely pleasant in the 60s with sunshine but by the afternoon move to the 80s with storms. Each day from Monday-Thursday has a 30% chance of developing storms and Friday has a 50% chance currently. Additionally, there may be a few record-breaking warm low temperatures overnight so the air conditioner will get a run for its money for the next week or so.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend! Meteorologist Jackson Garlock 05-June 2021
On this day in weather history:
1987 - International Falls, MN, dipped to a record low reading of 34 degrees during the morning. Williston, ND, and Glasgow, MT, reported record warm afternoon highs of 94 degrees. Major flooding was reported along the Guadelupe River in South Texas, with the water level at Cuero reaching 18 feet above flood stage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)