HOLIDAY UPDATE: HOT! –  Flirting With Records Through Mid Week

On this Memorial Day 2019, the intense heat continues.  We tied a record with 97 yesterday. Toady’s record off  99 in 1916 is Montgomery’s All-Time May Record.  We may fall short, but we’ll be in the neighborhood, and more records are in jeopardy Tuesday and Wednesday.  The shower risk will be remote today, but perhaps a little better by late week.

Here’s that Upper Heat Dome, in control of our weather at 20,000 feet.

 

TODAY:  Stay hydrated.  Wear sunscreen.  The heat index, like yesterday, will climb to about 101.  High in the upper 90’s.  (Record 99 in 1916).  Rain chances are not zero.  I’ll include a 10-15% chance of an isolated heat-of-the-day shower.  Low tonight 70.  Winds will be light and southerly.

More record highs are in jeopardy, again, in a six-state area.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Tuesday & Wednesday’s record high will be in jeopardy.  We’ll be in the neighborhood.  Mainly dry through Wednesday, but a weakening approaching front will inspire a 20% rain chance by Thursday evening, 30% Friday and 20% Saturday.  A very summer-like week ahead.

BEACH FORECAST:  Be very careful if you’re getting in the water.  A moderate risk current risk continue at least through tomorrow.  Highs in the upper 80’s will continue.  Gulf water temperature is now 84.

Our hearts go out to the folks in the American Heartland who have been dealing with a staggering amount of tornadoes.  There has been devastation in many cities, and at least 6 deaths.  There have been about 263 tornadoes in 11 days!

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I’ll have a complete video update Monday morning, online by 4:45AM.

Have a Great, and safe Memorial Day! Remember all who have fallen to keep us Free.

–Rich