...Another hot week before a trend toward normal...
This week will be marked by hot and humid conditions with rains later Tuesday into Wednesday from the remnants of Barry. Most places will likely see 0.50-1.00 inches but even with Barry going by the rainfall will be highly variable with some areas getting less than 0.50 inches and others getting over 2.00 inches.
It appears the hottest weather this summer will move through starting Thursday through Sunday with highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s. Heat Index values during the upcoming heatwave will top 100 degrees. You can monitor all NOAA/NWS watches, warnings and advisories at https://www.weather.gov/
Temperatures are forecast to relax closer to normal starting the last full week in July into the first half of August. Temperatures are forecast to relax to slightly above normal from the end of July into the first half of August due to night-time temperatures staying above normal.
You can see the latest 6-10 day, 8-14 day and week 3/4 outlooks from the NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center at https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
July 16-21 - Temperatures = +6 to +10 (much above)
Rainfall = 0.5-1.0 on average (near normal)
Heat Index = 90-100+ (much above)
July 22-28 - Temperatures = 0 to +2 (near normal)
Rainfall = 0.25-0.75 on average (below)
Heat Index = (normal to below normal)
Week 3-4 - (First Half of August)
Temperatures slightly above normal
Rainfall near normal
The 16-day rainfall total is forecast to average 1-2 inches which is normal to slightly drier than normal. Much of the rain in the next two weeks will depend on the remnants of Barry this week.