Great weekend, heat returns next week

Heat & humidity start to crank on Sunday

By Elisa Raffa | eraffa@kcautv.com

Published 07/29 2016 04:44PM

Updated 07/29 2016 04:44PM

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I bet you did what I did today... walk outside and say, "Ahhhh!" Refreshing right?! Dew points in the 50's and 60's at the end of July will do that. But, I do hope you enjoyed it, sticky heat and humidity are headed back to Siouxland.

Tonight, we'll continue with the pleasant weather, cool and quiet under partly cloudy skies as lows get down to the upper 50's. Calm winds and low level moisture do pose the threat for some morning fog though. Best timing for that will be between 4AM and 10AM.

Saturday should be super! Fewer clouds and warmer temperatures, highs in the mid 80's and not terribly humid.

By Sunday, a ridge, or bulge in the jet stream, starts to build to our west. Although we won't feel the full-blown heat yet on Sunday, a south wind will have us on the tail end of that heat and humidity, getting us a little stickier and into the upper 80's. We'll stay dry all day, but there is a small chance for an overnight storm as some upper level energy pushes through. Don't worry, it shouldn't hinder weekend plans!

By Monday, we will be head on with that ridge, once again seeing temperatures climb to the 90's and dew points near 70 in Siouxland. 90's persist until Wednesday with Sioux City getting to it's peak heat on Wednesday with a high of 96. Mostly sunny skies will persist throughout the hot start to the week, as well. 

Thursday, a front will knock down that heat for us, but of course at the hand of some showers and storms. For now it looks like that front will pass late Wednesday night, lingering into Thursday and possibly Friday. 

 

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