Highs Wednesday reached 78-83 with low humidity of dew points dropping to the 40s & lower 50s.
Winds were nice out of the northeast north & to north-northeast at 10-20 mph.
Lows this morning dropped to 48-55.
Highs today reached 82-86.
Very warm to hot weather will occur Friday-Sunday. Only Sunday looks humid. The other days....not so much.
Highs will trend 87-93. Winds will turn from the southwest Friday to the northeast Saturday & then east to southeast Saturday night-Sunday.
This will occur as combination of the old "Nicholas" circulation merges with an upper low & that upper low will begin to move northeastward.
The higher humidity Sunday will arrive from the southeast around the low's circulation.
Heat indices Sunday should reach 91-99.
It is looking better for rainfall coverage early next week & more moisture looks available as upper low & cold front pass.
50% coverage of showers & storms are expected Monday with muggy conditions & highs 85-90, followed by 82-88 Tuesday with muggy weather (dew points both days in the 70-75 range) & 50% coverage of showers & storms.
Stronger wind fields aloft will arrive Tuesday afternoon-evening as cold front approaches, so MARGINAL RISK for severe weather still seems reasonable.
Winds will be out of the south Monday 10-15 mph & southwest Tuesday at 15-30 mph.
Much cooler weather will arrive Wednesday-Thursday with very low humidity.
Lows in the 40s are expected Wednesday & Thursday nights (43-48).
However, it will warm up very quickly after that.
80s to 90 are expected by next weekend & record heat is expected Iowa to Kansas & northwestern Missouri.
After some of that rainfall Monday-Tuesday, pattern is quite dry for the rest of September.
Drier than normal trend continues through October & November.
Brush & field fire risk will go up substantially in October to November.
After a warmer & drier than normal October-November, it still appears winter will hit suddenly & pretty hard in December.
I am still going for below normal temperatures & above normal precipitation with above normal snowfall.
This year, we have a better shot at a White Christmas.
We should then turn suddenly mild around New Year's Eve & the warmer, wetter weather should continue into early January.
Thoughts are that winter returns in late January with colder weather & snow, but the very end of December through early January may have little to no snow at all (after a snowy December).
Late January through the first entire half of February looks colder & snowier than normal, but then late February should turn nice & mild & thaw again.
March still favors above normal temperatures & precipitation with below normal snowfall.