Summer Bummer. ArkanSauna On The Horizon
Here we go! A blast of heat and humidity is right around the corner. Unlike the heat in May, this will stick around. How long? Tough to say, but it could go through the end of June. It starts next week and with plenty of moisture in the ground, heat index temperatures could get close to advisory criteria. Nothing unusual for this time of year, but we all dread it. Well, many of us dread it.
Next week, the ridge begins to build in pushing the storm track to the north.
June 20th, the ridge is centered right on top of us. All storm systems pass well to our north with a lid on any thunderstorm development. The only hope for moisture in this pattern would have to come from the tropics.
10 to 15 day temperature anomaly. Well above average temperatures likely underneath that ridge with the hottest temperatures over areas which have drought conditions.
Monday, June 15th - The chance for at least 90° temperatures are very high for much of the state except the northern mountains.
Monday, June 20th - The chance for at least 100° still low up to this point with the greatest chance over Texas and Oklahoma
It will feel like at least 100 degrees next week with heat index values getting close to advisory criteria. Monday June 13th below. You have been warned.