100°?! Yes, I'm Sweating It.
A couple weeks ago, I sent out this tweet...
As of today, August 9th, I'd put the chance at 38%... to be exact. :)
Remember the 3 things needed to hit 100°
1) A dry ground
2) A ridge of high pressure
We did not get as much rain as I thought we would receive the first week of August. Several places received a few inches, but not at the official observation site at the Little Rock airport.
Monday ( August 10th) is critical. Models have Little Rock at 96°, but with a southwest wind and a dry ground, there's a chance we make a run at 100.
Rain chances, more clouds, and the ridge moving away should help lower temperatures starting Tuesday. There are also long range models indicating cooler than average temperatures.
The average date for the 1st 100 degree day is July 19th and we are well past that. The record for the latest first 100 degree day is September 6th, 1922. If we can make it there, we're good. However, records are made to be broken!
Also, if we don't hit 100, it will be the first back-to-back summers without reaching the century mark since 1967-1968
BRING ON FALL!