Highs today ran 82-88 after morning lows fo 58-65.
With partly to mostly cloudy skies, highs will reach 84-90 Friday. Heat indices will run 89-95 with isolated showers & storms (25%).
After lows 66-70 Friday night, highs of 86-91 are likely Saturday (heat indices 92-98).
Some scattered storms are possible in our eastern counties midday through afternoon along a weak wind convergence zone.
Then, a broken line of pulsey storms will pass Saturday late afternoon-evening to the overnight.
These will tend to pop on the outflow boundary of this Friday night line of severe storms from Manitoba & Ontario to Minnesota & Nebraska.
Any amount of decent mid & upper level wind fields for severe weather will be way, way northwest & north of our area Saturday, so other than one isolated severe storm, it is just 25% to then 35% coverage of garden-variety t'storms.
So, many of you will stay dry, but a few will get a t'storm.
A few storms are possible Sunday, followed by a few isolated showers Monday (many will stay dry, however). Both days with 20-30% POPs look to be from two cold fronts passing that will bring nice weather Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (other than a couple isolated showers late).
The overall trend now to mid-September is below normal rainfall unless we see the remnants of a tropical system or two.
So, we go below normal temperature-wise in mid-August.
Then we go back above normal with some pretty intense heat at times late August to early September.
Then, it becomes rather fall-like with below normal temperatures for a time in mid-September.