Just as the summer season is about to kick off, it looks like we may be inching closer to the century mark.
So far, the heat we've endured has been fairly typical for this time of year. You could almost say it's bearable in the afternoon but before you know it we will be hotter soon...sooner than we like.
During this work week our temperatures will steadily increase to the mid 90's with the help of a big ridge of high pressure developing in the Mid-West. Believe it or not, we won't be the only ones influenced by this hot machine. Cities as far north as Detroit and Boston may break out in the 90's - something they're not accustomed to this early in the summer season.
Looking beyond this work week and into the first weekend of summer, it's obvious that temperatures will be even hotter. If the European weather model and others are correct, we could very well be scorching in the upper 90's or 100 degree heat for the first time this year. Another bubble of high pressure looks to develop around the four corners region and could end up on our lap by next weekend.
Obviously this is not the kind of pattern we would like to see this early on but I guess we'll have make due with what we have coming our way. In other words, store up on the sun screen and a/c as much as you can because the start of summer looks toasty.