Above Average to Close Out September

Welcome to Sunday, everyone! I hope you’ve had a relaxing weekend. As we start the new week and new month, we will be seeing more above average temperatures to close out an above average September.

Sunday’s are made for football and doing nothing. (Giphy)

Hot and Dry…Are You Surprised?

As if you couldn’t guess already, it’s going to be hot and dry for the next few days. In fact, it’s going to be very above average for this time of year. We could see highs today reach the mid-90’s, which is about 20 degrees above average for late September. Winds will be light, so we won’t get much relief there. Additionally, the building ridge will keep away any precipitation that comes our way, so we’ll be dry today.

The HRRR shows how all rain is pushed to our north because of the high pressure to the southeast. (PivotalWeather)

Lows tonight will dip into the low 70’s offering a little relief before heating back up for the work week.

Near Record Heat This Week

If above average temperatures weren’t enough, we could break some daytime high temperature records this week too. Monday’s high could make it to the mid-90’s again, threatening the old record of 95 set back in 1953. Dew points begin to rise as well, so heat indices will feel more like 100. I know it’s technically fall, but make sure if you’re going to be outside for an extended period to drink lots of water and take breaks in the shade.

Heat indices could reach nearly 100 degrees Monday! (PivotalWeather)

We continue our dry streak into Monday night as well, as lows will cool to the low 70’s. Not much changes for Tuesday with a high in the low 90’s, which will come close to the record of 93 degrees set 93 years ago. Expect a few clouds at most for your Tuesday.

Changes On the Way

This ridge we’re under isn’t expected to last as long as the last one did. We’ll see another hot, dry, but sunny day Wednesday before a cold front approaches on Thursday. While it might be a “dry” cold front, it will pull some much cooler air in behind it.

Friday’s surface map shows the cold front that passed through and the high pressure behind it that will bring the cool air. (WPC)

It will also push the high pressure out of our region and could give us a chance at seeing some wet weather soon. We’ll keep and eye on it and keep you up-to-date.

That finishes today’s forecast. Thanks for reading! Follow our live weather feed @wxornotBG, as well as on Facebook, for all your weather updates. Stay cool this week!