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July 9, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update

Here is the latest forecast update regarding the epic heat ahead west of our area & the impacts here.

Posted: Jul 9, 2021 10:13 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2021 12:43 AM

It was the third hottest June on record for Greater Lafayette (records back to 1879). 

Eight states....total states....saw their warmest June on record:  New Hampshire, Massachusetts & Rhode Island in the Northeast & Arizona, Nevada, California & Idaho in the West.  Per land area 15.2% of the Lower 48 observed their hottest June back to 1895 & makes it the largest extent of record warmth for a month on record for the U.S.

Six additional states saw their second hottest June on record:  Vermont & Maine in the Northeast & Washington, Oregon, Colorado & Wyoming in the West.

In terms of precipitation, it was the driest June on record for South Dakota as a whole & at or nearly so in parts of Montana to Maine & New Hampshire, while many areas of Minnesota, North Dakota & Wyoming saw their driest June on record.

Northern Mississippi & southeastern Arkansas, as well as west-central Alabama climate districts saw their wettest June on record.

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Some incredible hail has been coming down in Iowa & Illinois tonight as the extremely unstable airmass with 100s today is push up & over the warm front, leading to the intense storms moving southeastward.  Many reports of tennis, billiard ball to large apple, tea cup-sized hail have been reported.

Highs today reached 105 in Kansas, upper 90s in parts of Nebraska, contrasting with upper 70s in central Illinois all the way to along the Ohio River with only 77 at the Madision Muncipal Airport northeast of Louisville.

We will pick up some scattered showers & a few storms later tonight-Saturday morning.  Best coverage will tend to be in the southwestern 2/3 of of the area.

Any isolated severe risk may get as close as near Covington through morning.

After lulling some new showers & storms will pass later in the afternoon-evening.

There is the risk of an isolated severe storm or two (Marginal Risk or Level 1) south of 26.  Much bigger severe risk is southwest of our area.

Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s with humid to muggy conditions are expected with southeast to south-southeast winds 15-25 mph.

Meanwhile, epic heat wave will occur in California & the West this weekend with numerous cities seeing the potential of their all-time record highs falling.  Central Valley of Califorbia could be up to 121 & 100s will spread as far north as Idaho & Montana to Wyoming & Colorado.  Sacramento could see 118 & 116 could go as far north as far northern California.

After showers/storms Saturday night, lull should occur, followed by some scattered showers & storms popping Sunday afternoon through evening.

Greatest severe risk is shaping up from Ohio to Kentucky to Tennessee, but we may see Marginal Risk (Level 1 or isolated severe) for the southeast half of the area.

Winds will be strong from the south at 15-25 mph.

Rainfall will vary over the area Saturday-Sunday with totals 0.25 to 1.50".

A couple of showers/storms are possible Monday with strong southwest winds 15-25 mph & partly cloudy skies.

Any severe weather risk looks to be east of our area right now.

An isolated storm or two is possible Tuesday with muggy weather & 85-90.

Next Wednesday-Saturday should feature multiple clusters or complexes of storms here in the "Ring of Fire".

Highs will reach upper 80s to 90s with heat indices 90s to 100s.

Eventually, hot, hot upper ridge overspreads area more & more & caps us off.

Extreme heat from Minnesota to Manitobe & from Iowa to Illinois will occur.  Manitoba to the Dakotas to Minnesota will see all-time records fall in some cities with highs +105.

We still have a shot at 90s to lower 100s for actual air temperatures.

You can see any storms moving up & well north of our area in late July as core of upper ridge moves eastward:

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A windy and chilly day is expected. Tonight could be the coldest night of the season so far.
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