Excessive Heat Today

 Posted by at 6:11 am on July 27, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Jul 272015

Even lovers of summer heat may not care much for the weather to start off this work week!

Today and tomorrow will be hot days.  I’m looking for the thermometer to peak in the middle nineties both days in Springfield.  Humidity is what is pushing the heat to the levels of caution.  Dew points are running in the middle seventies which is on the high end of summertime readings.

The heat index will run between 100 and 105 degrees today with some areas west and northwest of Springfield heading as high as 105 to 108 degrees during the peak of heating this afternoon and early evening.

A cool front will trim these readings back by the middle of the week. This front also has a small shower and thunderstorm potential attached to it late Wednesday.

High temperatures will drop down to the eighties on Thursday and Friday, just in time for the opening of the Ozark Empire Fair!

Hot Weather Returns

 Posted by at 5:39 am on July 24, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Jul 242015

A heat advisory kicks in for Springfield and much of the area west and north of town today.

Joplin and areas roughly along I-49 and points west are under a heat warning.

The shower chances are gone now as a dome of warm air in the upper atmosphere build into the area.

This will mean a run of high temperatures back into the 90’s starts today and will run through nearly all of next week.

The humidity is running on the high side too and this combined with  hot temperatures will send the heat index values into the 100-108° range during the afternoon and early evening hours today. This will probably be repeated for the next several days.