Monday, July 31, 2006

One More Hot Day...

Today was the hottest day in several years, with a high of 103 degrees. Dewpoints fell into the middle 60s during the day, so heat indices were only a few degrees above the actual air temperature, but it still felt quite oppressive. Tomorrow should be the last really hot day, before more seasonable temperatures settle in for a few days. High temperatures tomorrow will be highly dependent on how many clouds are around. Thunderstorms developed along a cold front across western Minnesota this evening, and debris cloudiness from these storms could linger for much of the day tomorrow. Nonetheless, high temperatures are still expected to reach the 90s, especially as the front nears the area. As the front edges closer, it will compress the air ahead of it, which will cause temperatures to rise. Moisture will also pool along the front, creating very humid conditions. Severe thunderstorms are possible tomorrow evening into Wednesday as the front moves through, but the biggest threat appears to be very heavy rainfall. More on that tomorrow as the situation becomes clearer. In the meantime, it is 9:34 p.m. and still 87 degrees outside. Still better than -20 though.


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