The entire month of September has been HOT! In fact, we tied the all-time record from 1939 for 90 degree days in September with 22 total. But the Summer heat has decided it wants to stick around for the beginning of October as well. Just like yesterday’s record setting 97 degree temp, we broke yet another high temp record today topping out at 97 again. The record for October 1st was 93 degrees and was set back in 1926. This also breaks the all-time high temp for the entire month of October. In summary, September ended in record breaking fashion, and October has started off the same.
Tomorrow will be a clone of what we experienced today: we’ll start off around 70 in the morning and peak with highs in the upper 90s. I can easily see us hitting 97 once again due to how dry the ground is and the southerly wind flow bringing in plenty of heat.
Thursday will again start off warm in the upper 60s. The timing of the cold front – which has been dumping rain across the Great Plains – will be instrumental in determining our high for Thursday. If it speeds up like the NAM says it will, then our high will be around 87; however, I think the GFS’s depiction of a slower moving front will allow just enough time for us to pop into the low 90s one more time. Once the front moves through Thursday evening, we’ll see temps take a quick dive to near 60.
Friday will be beautiful: highs near 81 and clear skies for miles around. So let’s get through these next couple days and get ready for a great start to the weekend!