A little bit of tropical moisture is leaking into the state up the Rockies under an upper level ridge that will strengthen and weaken, off and on, this week. The low to mid 90’s and a daily chance of afternoon storms will be the norm. The summer doldrums are here.
I can’t add much to the In Brief this time. We will see afternoon storm chances (non severe) and mid 90’s F this weekend (Figure 1). Remember, lightning is dangerous no matter how small and mundane a thunderstorm is.
The Longer Range Forecast:
We will see 100’s F out on the eastern and southeastern plains with toasty 90’s F all week. The ridge will get stronger Thursday and Friday – storms will diminish even more and we’ll make a brush with 100°F.