The discussion today is going to be easy, it is going to get hot! Barry is now moving east of the Mississippi River and taking the rain and cloud cover with it. A ridge of high pressure will settle across the entire southern half of the country for the next five or six days.
Hot temperatures are already building in from Kansas. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for areas along and north of I-44 with the exception of Springfield. A heat Advisory is in effect for Springfield and the rest of the Ozarks.
These heat warnings stay n effect from noon Wednesday to 8pm Saturday and may be extended into Sunday. The combination of highs in the mid 90’s combined with high humidity will create feels like values around 105 degrees. Please check the videos located at the top of the Storm team weather app for daily heat forecasts and safety information.
The heat wave looks to break either late Sunday or Monday with the passage of a cold front. Storms are forecast to accompany the cold front. This will be followed by cooler drier air. Here are the daily temperature ranges for each day, Wednesday 72/94, Thursday 74/94, Friday 74/95, Saturday 74/96, Sunday 73/93, Monday 68/86, Tuesday 64/84.