Staying hot and dry this week

No relief from the September heat wave.
Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-15 21:11:42-04

Our September heat wave goes into a second week. Unlike last week's record-setting heat, it will feel more like the middle of summer with highs that will be 10° to 12° above-normal. A streak of 90-degree days will run through the end of the next weekend. Humidity levels will be on the rise through the back half of the work week.

The dry spell also continues. A sprawling ridge will punch up over the Mississippi Valley, encompassing the Bluegrass and most of the east third of the US. This will halt any organized rain chances throughout the upcoming week. A weak cool front will try and sneak in late Monday. This will increasing clouds and a small chance for a stray thunderstorm. Outside of that our rain chances are slim to none. There are signs of a pattern change just in time for the early days of fall. A series of cold front will be ready to march through and bring rain chances and cooler temperatures along for the ride. We will have to wait until next week to feel those changes.