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High Heat Continues through Tomorrow

Sarah Jones Forecast Discussion

Temperatures could reach 100 degrees today and tomorrow before a slight cool down by Friday and the weekend.

July 27, 2011|Sarah Jones | Meteorologist

TODAY
Near 100°
Excessive Heat Warning through Thursday. Mostly sunny, hot and humid.
OVERNIGHTMid 70s
Clear skies.
THURSDAY
Upper 90s
Mostly sunny.
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HEADING TO 100 DEGREES
Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories will remain in effect through today and tomorrow. Temperatures are on their way to reaching triple digits for much of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas this afternoon. The heat index could approach 105 degrees in the advisory areas and may reach nearly 110 degrees in the warned areas to the north and to the west in the Ozarks.

THUNDERSTORM CHANCES
The upper level high pressure that is currently in control will flatten out a bit aloft and a surface front could move into northern Missouri. Moisture will also increase throughout the atmosphere at that point. All of that will allow for the possibility of some thunderstorms by Friday afternoon. There will continue to be a chance for rain and thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday also.

COOLING OFF...SLIGHTLY
Temperatures are expected to be a little cooler for Friday and Saturday but still plenty hot and humid. Highs will likely warm into the low to mid 90s during that time frame. The upper level high will then build and expand northward next week which will cause temperatures to warm back to near 100 degrees for at least a few days.


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Sarah Jones

KY3 Meteorologist

sjones@ky3.com

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