Garrett’s Blog: Heat Ridge Arrives
Hot weather will be the dominate weather feature for the next week. The latest Climate Prediction Center forecast shows higher than normal chances for warm weather for the next 6-10 days.
This image is the 300mb chart which represents the jet stream in the upper part of the atmosphere. You can see a large trough digging into the west coast with a ridge extending all the way north into Missouri and Illinois.
Long-range models suggest that the ridge will break down around the first of next week which will lead to rain chances and slightly lower temperatures sometime around August 25/26.
In the meantime, we’ll see highs in the 90s with a heat index in the low 100s. It’s possible a few of us could touch the century mark late this week or this weekend.