Highs yesterday & today reached 87-93 over the viewing area. Heat indices were lower than yesterday on this Sunday at 91-104 over the area compared to 96-113 yesterday.
Yesterday saw multiple observation sites see dew points hit 80, including an 82 at Covington.
Monday-Wednesday looks dry & hot with northeast wind becoming southwest at 5-15 mph.
"Ring of Fire" storm complexes should stay well north & northeast of the area.
Highs will run 88-95 with heat indices peaking at 99-115.
Smoke will begin to thicken back up Monday night-Tuesday & last through Wednesday.
Air quality will likely drop again by Tuesday-Wednesday to "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups".
Some patchy fog is possible each night with lows in the 60s to 70s.
Line of storms is possible Thursday afternoon-evening with some severe weather risk (wind) as surface cold front sags southward.
Front should move south of the viewing area Friday, bringing cooler, less humid air with highs 78-84.
Front will try to move back northward as a warm front into the area Saturday. Meanwhile, a complex of storms will ride the front. This could impact part of the viewing area with showers & storms. The position of the front will determine how far north the severe weather risk gets. It appears that areas southwest & south of our area have better severe risk than in our area. However, we still need to monitor.
With front trying to move back north again, a few more showers & storms are possible Sunday.
Highs will run in the 80s as some higher humidity comes back in.
Nice, comfortable air should come in next Monday & Tuesday (August 2 & 3) with highs 76-81 & lows in the 50s.
We should heat up again with high humidity (highs upper 80s to 90s) after the cool-down. Storms are possible at times (with off/on severe risk) August 8-10.
I still prefer bit above normal temperatures in August with slightly below normal rainfall.