Hot temps, low rain chances stay throughout the week

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By: Charles Roop | WCTV Pinpoint Weather
July 11, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — It was warm yesterday. Even warmer today.

The temperatures in Tallahassee and other areas of the Big Bend and South Georgia were expected to easily get into the mid to upper 90s on Wednesday. But the area could see more of these hot temperatures through the end of the week.

Wednesday morning’s weather balloon launch from Tallahassee found very dry air farther up in the atmosphere, leaving the odds for rain on the low side. Looking aloft on the wider scale, a deep ridge of high pressure is in place over the Midwest. This high has been bringing temps into the 90s as far north as Iowa on Wednesday.

Models have moisture beginning to return to our area on Thursday. But with the upper-level ridge in place, it should help to keep rain chances to a minimum (20 to 30 percent) through the end of the work week.

Highs for Thursday and Friday will get into the mid 90s in our inland locations with a possibility of getting into the upper 90s in some spots. With the heat and humidity factored in, it’s possible to see heat indices from the mid 90s to near the century mark.

It’s likely we will see more moisture in place over the weekend. This will help spike rain chances.

Stay cool, my friends.

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