Heat Ridge Activated

Posted at 1:30 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 12:15:35-04

After two days of warm but comfortable temperatures, we have started the turnaround. Temperatures at noon today were already hitting the 80s and we still have more hours of heating still ahead of us. Skies remain mostly sunny. Rain showers and t-showers are showing up mostly west of us as dying cold front slides in.  
As we progress through the end of the week, temperatures continue to climb. This will be due to sunshine through much of the coming days along with southerly wind flow. A large ridge of high pressure is building into the southeastern United States. With this ridge will come the warm setup, but also the dry pattern. Even though the pattern remains dry and stagnant, it doesn’t mean we won’t have a few chances for showers or storms. Many fronts, both cold and warm, will try to make runs into the region. However, as these fronts cross, they will be weakened by the high-pressure ridge. Because of this, showers will be mostly limited to isolated pop-ups and t-showers. This stagnant pattern will be around through the weekend and most of next week, if not longer. Heat, humidity, and mostly dry weather will be the norm for a while. This makes for perfect outdoor weather. Remember, however, that a pattern like this can cause heat-related illnesses quickly. Drink plenty of water and seek shade during the hottest parts of the day. Limited stressful outdoor activities to mornings and evenings.