We’re still keeping an eye on two major weather systems. One is an area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere that has been slowly backing away from us and moving westward. We’ll continue to see clouds and possibly a sprinkle from this system through Sunday, but aren’t overly concerned about rain. The reason? A second weather system, a very large area of high pressure, is pushing onshore.
Early next week, the strong ridge of high pressure mentioned above will continue to build in from the
Irrespective on how the heat and humidity arrives, once it does so we expect several days where high temperatures are at or above 90°. This may happen as early as Sunday and stick around through to late next week. If this verifies, then we’d have no problem reaching the criteria (in our neck of the woods) of a heat wave, 3 or more days of 90°+ temperatures.
Fortunately, we are not expecting much in the way of showers and thunderstorms as the strong ridge will likely prevent clouds growing tall enough to produce anything, or at least anything widespread. We may have to wait until well into next week to find any (small) chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms.